Tuesday, April 19, 2011

~muffin rules~

cranberry...a family favourite

a tin full of sweet vanilla muffins studded with juicy cranberries vanish very quickly in our home .......we really do have to hide our lunch muffins from dear old dad/husband. The only problem is that dear old dad/husband now knows our hiding places so now we attach little notes to our muffins that say


heads or tails?

{we are now doing it with our bananas too....really we are! I think my husband is secretly a muffin loving monkey}

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Hearts Turned said...

So sweet, Koralee! I just love how everything you make is beyond adorable! Cranberry muffins have never looked so wonderful!

My husband is our banana thief, too--we just can't keep them around!

Hope your day is lovely in every way, dear friend...


she dreams big! said...

I'd say 'two for me and one for you'! They are almost too pretty to eat!

i.ikeda said...

Hhahahahaha, a muffin-loving monkey, that's too cute. And I love the idea of notes! my husband does the same thing with any chocolate we get. He sneaks some out at night or when we're not around, and all of a sudden it's all gone! And people say girls are the chocolate lovers.....

I love that box! Where in the world do you find these adorable containers?

Bonjade said...

Oh I want him I want him.....if only I could taste these.....jammie.
Love your paper baking forms

Sewn With Grace said...

What a gorgeous photo! I am still putting in my request for your beautiful photos made into notecard! Blessings!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeeheeee! Same thing in our household!!! Oh dearest, thank you for your prayers! You are always in mine too! What is going on with our bones/muscles/tendons lately? Oh I do hope we both get some relief! I am feeling it again today! These swingin hips have some strange pains!

Those vanilla muffins are bejeweled with the prettiest and tastiest of berries....ahhhh, this will carry me through the day! BISES, Anita

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those look very yummy!! I love the paper you used on them! SOOOO pretty! :)

Unknown said...

Your cakes look so delicious and I like their pretty cases!
I saw your comment at Selina Lakes giveaway and thought I'd pop by.
Your blog has such beautiful colours & styling
Love from Kat
(in England)

Rizzi said...


red ticking said...

i made blueberry the other day... gave several away... and now i can polish off the others... one by one... no one to snatch them! he he
i will try cranberry next time... yummie! have a wonderful day dear friend.... xoxoxoxox

Shelley in SC said...

Hilarious!! With a houseful of male-types, we girls have gotten good at hiding our special treats too : )!!

Anonymous said...

I made it my life's work years ago never to share my cupcakes... LOL


fernandflora said...

This sounds familiar. While I was still living at home, nothing was safe. My dad would just help himself. The note idea is a good one!

And cranberries. So so yummy. They are a favorite of mine in muffins. Yours look gorgeous as usual! xo

Susan Houseman said...

I call heads. The muffins look so good and I love the photos. xxx susan

Unknown said...

yum .. yum .. yum ♥♥

my fave too! berry picking is one of the most missed things about leaving Alaska.. we always had a freezer full of berries.. blueberries, cranberries, bogberries, raspberries, salmonberries ... superb in muffins.. and I love them in sour dough pancakes... sigh ...

your photo taking audibility is outstanding!! you are one talented gal!!!

Unknown said...

......... word correct changed my misspelled "ability" into audibility.. funny!

Rubyred said...

Oh they look delicious Koralee! Love the pretty little cases too!
Homemade cakes always seem to disappear so quickly don't they!
Rachel x

Marianne said...

Your photos are always lovely!!! Wherever did you find those muffin papers??? So adorable!

jane said...

So sweet, your baking looks so good I'm not surprised they're not around for long x x x x

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Ohhh I've just come across via Manon21 and I adore your blog! You have a new and very happy follower!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Ah those rosey posy muffin cups are so sweet and your baking is always so delicious looking! If only you could stuff muffins in an envelope, mmmmm

Eva said...

oh, looks so yummi! And I like the cupcake liners - very beautiful!

Eva x

Helen Philipps said...

So yummy - and such pretty pictures, lovely to look at, and a shame to actually eat them!
Helen x

Elyse said...

my boys and i love muffins. i probably bake 2 batches a week. love the liners in the pics!!!


Elyse said...


am officially smitten with the cupcake liners and have been searching online. were they a gift? any idea where they are from? they're lovely! thanks, sweets!


Beatnheart said...

where’d ya find those cool muffin papers?

found and sewn said...

love, love, love those cup cases x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hello lovely friend!
Those muffin cases are just too beautiful.
Hope you are well? (I've been lying low but no more!)
have posted a lady chicken update just for you...fee ♥

Mona said...

I also would love to know where you got the muffin papers. Please advise. Thanks! Mona

Anonymous said...

Se ven definitivamente deliciosos. Soy la clase de persona que encuentra los escondites para la comida y se come todo.

They definitely look yummy. I'm the kind of person who finds the hiding places for food and eats everything.

Pretty Zesty said...

YUM! These are such great flavors.

The Moerks said...

Yummo, I think you have the best collection of muffin wrappers ever.

Terri said...

beautiful picture. i love the muffin liners. terri

Elyse said...


found a seller online and just bought some!!


Unknown said...

Oh Koralee, they look so very pretty!
Have a sweet day!

Maria said...

First of all, Koralee ~ delish!!!
the muffins look sooo yummy!
Chris does the SAME thing! I had to hide the springtime M&M's from him... Then I couldn't find them ;o)
But I did, just in time to put in my cookies that came fresh and hot out of the oven... waiting for their chocolate Easter colors!

I also love the wrappers! perfect cranberry muffin colors! I laughed when I read that you label them. I, too, have resorted to pre-wrapping muffins and other treats for my lunch. I set aside five for the week.

Oh, how's Molly doing? She must already be studying in Sweden. The stories she must have to tell ~ they will remain a part of who she is for always -she is so fortunate to have parents that cheer her on!
*Have a beautiful day tomorrow*

Alisa Noble said...

Mmm, cranberry is my favorite too! And those muffin liners are TDF-cute!

Suz said...

Dear Koralee,
I see that I am not the first person to ask about those darling cupcake liners. They are so cute. Your picture looks good enough to eat. You do such a wonderful job with colors. That is a beautiful combination. There are several people whose photos I study (because I know next to nothing. I have not even used a point and shoot until Katie surprised me with our blog). Now I am really interested and love to see what you pro's do!
Sending you a huge hug!

Happy-Sonne said...

Soooo sweet your muffins! Very nice pictures! Very nice blog!
Thank you for your comment to my blog.
Have a nice day and best greetings from Switzerland. Yvonne

Heidi said...

I just saw your lovely blog and beauiful pics. The muffins are to die for...I am looking forward to your futur postings. Greetings from Indiana...Heidi

Alessandra said...

beautiful muffins, and those paper cases... I wish I could find some like that, so pretty!!!!


Sweet Snow Flakes said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Your blog is soooo cute! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh Yum!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PRECIOUS KORALEE! Dearest, your back, my hips and NOW the muscle around my knee; what is up with us? I am an energetic person, but like you, I TOO just crawled into bed last night just ready to stretch out my legs and SLEEP! YES, we too have parent conferences on Thursday. We have just a couple of parent/teacher conferences set up, but the rest of the time, there will be student-led presentations. I need to gather the portfolios today and get the students ready, but this is the first time that we, the fourth grade, have done this! So we are going day by day, figuring it out! Then Friday, an INSERVICE! Oh how I just look forward to this SUMMER VACATION to first of all, get to the doctor and figure out what is going on with me! AND YOU TOO DEAREST! WOw will I be praying for you this morning on my hour long drive in THE SNOW!!! WE SHALL TRIUMPH!


Sherry Hicks said...

Muffins look so good, I would be searching for the hiding places as well! THe cups are adorable where are you finding linings that beautiful? Happy Easter!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your sweet cranberry muffins, the paper cases are so pretty.
I can see why you would need to hide the muffins, they look so yummy.

Happy Wednesday

Monica said...

Ha ha, this is very funny :)

Trisha Brink Design said...

You absolutely crack me up! :D
I believe there is a muffin monster in ever man!

Sue said...

You make me want to make my food "prettier"! I'm not sure my husband really cares...wish I still had my daughter around the house, she would enjoy it!

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

Love your cupcake liners :-)! My husband is exactly the same as yours. Not only with muffins & cupcakes, but with chocolate as well. Your cupcakes look delicious! Have a lovely day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Such a naughty monkey!

That's why we love them!

Sarah x

Signe said...

Oh yes they do!
Going to make some during the easter :)

paperbird said...

too cute!
i just need to know koralee- how do you ever stay so thin.
i sware i gain a pound or two just drooling over your yummy photographs!

happy day to you sweet friend!

Gloria said...

BIG smiles here :) I am the muffin loving monkey in this family. My hubby would love the pink cinnamon rolls more!! He might ask...can they be blue? He is pretty secure with his manly side so I think he can handle pink muffins! :)

Your sweets always look so yummy! Have a wonderful day, sweet friend.... I hope your back if feeling better?


Not Just a Waitress said...

"a muffin loving monkey!!" HAAA! i love it!!
we have quite a few of those in our family. :)
those muffin liners are BEAUTIFUL!!
makes me want some muffins, big time!!
and i LOVE cranberries. :)
i love them on salad, in chicken salad...everywhere!! :) :) :)
have fun heading in to the weekend!!

theUngourmet said...

muffins do
indeed rule!

these are
just lovely.