{twd} mini walnut mocha marbled muffins

For some crazy reason, even though this is a bundt cake recipe, I decided to make mini-muffins. And even though mini-muffins are small and cute, it’s a lot less time consuming to make a bundt cake.  I mean, with a cake, you just make the batter and dump in the pan. What does that take 10 seconds? Even with marbling it doesn’t take much longer.

So yeah, I made mini-muffins. I used my mini-scooper and layered the vanilla and mocha batters. I swirled the best I could. I guessed on the time needed to bake (I think it baked them for 25 minutes).

Anyway. Here they are. Another iPhone picture.

Thanks to Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350 for picking the Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. For the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.

{sms} pecan shortbread cookies

Very easy cookie for a very busy week. No need to wait for the butter to come to room temperature.

Very delicious. My mother couldn’t stop talking about them.

Thanks to Lara of The Lab for hosting this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays. For the recipe visit her blog or buy the book.

(Can I say once again how much I heart the wordpress app? I’m writing this on my kitchen during Easter dinner preparations.)

It finally happened

I’ve subscribed to the Martha Stewart Cookie of the Day e-mail for months possibly even years and have never made a cookie. I save each and everyone in my cookie of the day folder. There have been many that I’ve said to myself, “I’m definitely making those” and somehow, it turns out, with all my skooling 😛 I don’t know the definition of ‘definitely’.

I’m proud to announce I baked a Martha Stewart Cookie of the Day. On March 28, the cookie was Pecan Sandies and everything was perfectly aligned in the universe that day:
1. I heart pecan sandies. Okay, I heart most cookies.
2. I had all the ingredients
3. I had the time
4. The instructions were simple. No fancy cookie-making techniques or equipment needed.

I made the cookies smaller than suggested and they turned out great. Perfect “sandie” texture and the brown sugar/pecan flavor was awesome.

You can find the recipe here: Pecan Sandies