October 21, 2008

Do you know the muffin Buzzy?

No? Yes you do! It's.....me! You all are so kind to call me HoneyB. I love you all for it. However, it is time to confess. Grumpy does not call me Honey. He calls me his version of Honey...let me explain. Its short, I promise! :) Grumpy is a little younger than me. He is also quite the aggravator and joker. So, he thought it was funny to tell me I was an "old buzzard", or that I was "older than dirt." Eh, I don't mind so much and "old buzzard" has turned into Buzzy. Yes, Buzzy, which is his version of Honey. I'm his Buzzy and he's my Grumpy. I won't tell you the name of our cats, however, some of you who know me well, know they aren't extremely kosher names. I am the one who gives them decent names because there is no way I would take the cat to the vet and say what the "real" name was! Grumpy's terms for endearment aren't really endearing - unless you really know him. So, although Grumpy calls me Buzzy he is a keeper. I wouldn't want it any other way. As a matter of fact, whenever he calls me anything but Buzzy I get slightly upset and want to know why!! (This doesn't give my co-workers permission to call me Buzzy - you know who you are....) LOL


Well, on to the muffin I made for Tuesdays with Dorie. This muffin, like my Grumpy, is a definite keeper! It was right up my alley. For one, it was a muffin and secondly, it was Pumpkin! For this week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe, Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp chose Pumpkin Muffins on page 13. I have found my definite go to pumpkin muffin from now on. Those pumpkin ones I made with chocolate chips? Well, they don't hold a candle next to these. These are awesome! I got up early last Sunday morning and had them all mixed and in the oven before Chris came downstairs. The first words out of his mouth were, "what smells so good?" Oh, don't we all love to hear that phrase? :)


I sent Chris on his way to work and then made Grumpy some bacon and told him that the muffins and bacon were breakfast. He agreed, they were pretty darn good!

I made some substitutions. Because I am cutting the sugar in my life down, I substituted both Splenda and Splenda Brown Sugar blend for the sugars. That is the major substitution I made. I was a little bit worried it might make a difference, but I really don't think it did. I didn't have raw sunflower seeds, but I did have roasted unsalted ones, so I used those instead.

I ate mine with some spiced peach jam that my friend Phyllis made and she had given to me the last time I was at her home. The muffin and jam together were d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! To have a look see at what other muffins were produced from this recipe, check out the TWD Blogroll & enjoy!

37 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo, spiced peach jam sounds wonderful! And I understand odd terms of endearment - my favorite nickname is Bug :)

Marthe said...

They look amazing! Glad you liked them as much as I did!!

Lori said...

what a great post! i always know trouble is brewing when my husband calls me by my real name instead of by my nickname, which is pete. gorgeous muffins!

Barbara Bakes said...

More great pictures from your new cameara! I love the muffin cups!

Shellyfish said...

I loved your story - and these muffins look really yummy!

Peggy said...

Oh your spicey jam looks so good I want to hop on over and have a muffin with that on it! Buzzy, eh? Cute. My DH calls me spanky. It's because I call him yankee. What would we do with them! Your muffins look wonderful as always.

Meg said...

These look delicious! I love when I hear that phrase too!

thehungryengineer said...

This looks wonderful! I have a whole mess of pumpkin puree I need to work through, so this recipe is most welcome :-)

cakewardrobe said...

funny story! I am on to pumpkin. I think my apple craze is slowly creeping out.

Di said...

Mmm, bacon and muffins for breakfast. =) The jam sounds really tasty, too.

Carrie said...

Yum those look so good, I love the little sunflower seeds on top.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Cute story! Glad he enjoyed them and yes, everyone wants to hear that things are smelling good from the kitchen! Great job on these, I am glad your substitutions worked well!

Michele said...

What an adorable nickname! I'm older than my Mr. P as well. By two years in fact. Thankfully he hasn't thought of any nicknames for me yet. :-) I'd be very afraid to see what he comes up with. After seeing your cupcakes I need to go make something with pumpkin!

Cathy said...

I love your story! I always know that I am in trouble when my hubs calls me by my real name! Your muffins look gorgeous! You are right -- there are no better words in the English language than "what smells so good?" Glad that these were a hit with you and your family!

Laura said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for letting us know how the sugar substitution went - I really should cut down on sugar too, but it's always a little shaky when you put subs. in baked goods. Glad yours turned out so well!

Cristine said...

Great post! Your writing inspires me to write more on my blog! Great pics as always!!! :)

Piggy said...

wow, pumpkin muffins and peach jam sounds delish! I'm gonna have mine with jam too. :-)

Flourchild said...

Im trying to cut sugar down too. It's not easy, is it!? YOur muffins turned out wonderful looking. I love your pictures!

Jules Someone said...

Nice looking muffins! I should also cut down on my sugar consumption.

Prudy said...

Muffins and bacon and spicy jam and a new camera? Life is good at your house.

Zoe said...

ohhhh the picture with the spiced peach jam looks divine. i love that in the other picture you can see all the nooks and crannys of the muffin, mmmm makes me want another one!

noble pig said...

Beautiful, these look so good...but with that jam...wow!

Kevin said...

Those muffins look nice and moist and good!

Jenny said...

Looks great Shelby. You make the best muffins!

Jacque said...

Those pumpkin seeds look fantastic! Glad you enjoyed them :)

Megan said...

You inspire me to do better. I want to try these muffins and I think I have some splenda. Thanks Buzzy, er, I mean HoneyB. :)
Come on, tell me the cat's names

natalia said...

Ciao I love your muffins (and the oumpkin biscotti as well) As you suggested I'll try them with less baking powder !

n.o.e said...

Look how pretty your muffins are! And isn't it great when you find a new 'go to' recipe from TWD? Wow, you've been cooking up a storm.
Nancy

CB said...

Love the cute nickname story. T has lots of inappropriate nicknames for me but I guess you have to have our sense of humor to understand. HAHA. Glad you and Mr. Buzzy liked the muffins :)
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

SUGAR BETTY said...

Honey B! Holy Moly! Those pumpkin muffins look WOWSERS, especially with the jam. I need to check out your blog this weekend. I am going to add you to my blogroll, if you don't mind. These pics are making me hungry. Thanks for turning me into a drool machine. ;)

Fit Chick said...

Yummmm...spiced peach jam! Your muffins look wonderful. Rudy looks so comfortable, I am coming back as a cat in my next life! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kayte said...

Over the top...these are absolutely the best things I have seen with the pumpkin muffins...wow. Cute wrappers, too. The fruit spread looks so amazingly good on these...another go around is coming over me...yours look so inspiring!

Passionate Baker said...

yummmm, ur muffins look great!!
good jobbb
<3

Liliana said...

YOur muffins look amazing. My husband has a nickname for me too. Great post and photos!

susan said...

nice muffins! and haha, ur funny buzzy!

Molly Loves Paris said...

The peach jam looks like an awesome addition to the pumpkin muffins, though my family just ate them straight up.

Matt said...

I have got to find some spiced peach jam. What a great combination.

Your pictures are perfect! They really show off the texture and color of the muffins.

By the way, I love the story of your nickname!

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