Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Did you say you know THE MUFFIN MAN ?

Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
That lives on Drury Lane?

♪♪ Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
That lives on Drury Lane. ♪♪♪

My good blogging friend, PATTI, sent this beautiful, 
ceramic MUFFIN BAKER to me and I've never been so in love.
Isn't it so pretty !!
Thank you so  much, Patti. 

I had just been to the store a few days before the baker arrived and bought this

The can of Cranberries comes in the package....

(and I added a cap full of pure Vanilla
and dabbed a drop behind ea ear...just like my Aunt Lillian used to do)

They are absolutely DELICIOUS...
orange and cranberry flavors strong enuf to taste but not overpowering.

I love every chance I get to use my pretty 
cupcake liners.

I WANTED to use my new muffin baker...

really, I did....

but, I was scared.....
scared that putting it in the oven, getting it so hot,  would change all the pretty colors of the ceramic baker...

so I used the foil muffin tins...

I know I am a sissy girl....and I know using my new baker would have been fine...
I just have to get used to it first.....

 It's just so PRETTY...

Well, I had to serve these muffins on that silly little plate I painted....
"Thank you so much, Patti...I will enjoy this beautiful gift for years to come...
but mostly I thank you for being such a wonderful friend and I hope we are able to continue our blogging friendship for many more years."


On Jun 6, 2015 11:38 PM, "bj conklin" <bjconklin2@gmail.com> wrote:

"Patti...I LOVE IT... I can't believe you sent this wonderful gift to me. THANK YOU sooo much. It's beautiful and I'm afraid to bake in it. Will it really be ok to bake in and still be this beautiful.?"

Enjoy it....its a thank you for a long distance friendship and for all your wonderful posts I get to read!!
Patti P

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  1. The gift you received from Patti is just beautiful. I also would be afraid to bake in it. Your muffins look delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  2. What a cute muffin pan! And your muffins do look yummy. I wish I could taste one now. Have a happy day!

  3. CA-UTE! Love that muffin pan, what a sweet friend Patti is! I do love some pretty muffin papers and add them to that gorgeous muffin pan, even better:) Have a blessed and beautiful day dear B.J. HUGS!

  4. Lucky you. You are know the blog world over for your cooking skills and talent. A true friend is better than any gift. Guess whose birthday it is today. He is 52.

  5. they look yummy, and what a sweet gift. :)

  6. Those little cupcake papers are works of art!! Your posts are always so pretty BJ.

  7. What a friend!!! You really are one of the nicest people EVER!!!

  8. What a cute muffin pan! I admit, I'd be afraid I would ruin it too. But what good is it to have pretty things you can't use? If it's ceramic I'm sure it will be fine :)

  9. That muffin pan is gorgeous! I too, would be afraid to use it! Your muffins look very tasty. Wish I was closer - I'd drop by for one!


  10. I would be afraid to use it too! It is so pretty. Love all your pretty cupcake papers.

  11. BJ now that's a very sweet and pretty gift from Patti. Me too ... Love the pretty paper cup cake liners, life's to short not to have fun!

  12. Oh my word! How beautiful it is...now I'm curious! It should do fine in a 350 oven, shouldn't it? I would think so...Just treat it like glass and don't sit it on anything but a kitchen towel to cool.
    Let us know...

  13. That muffin pan is so adorable and your liners too! Such a sweet post filled with the prettiest and happiest pics! Thanks for making my morning even better!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  14. Patti is a sweetheart! What a beautiful muffin "tin." Now don't be like those gals who have lovely things and never use them. ;>

  15. Patti's Muffin Pan is beautiful!!!!!!

    So it has to make the "best-est" muffins, ever!!!!


    1. That is one gorgeous muffin pan! I don't blame you, I'd be afraid, too!
      You have to display it somehow, it's too pretty to put away!

  16. I think that is about the cutest muffin pan I have seen! How sweet of Patti to send it to you! The muffins look absolutely mouth watering too!

  17. USE IT !!! - I put mine in the oven - no problem…happy you like it!!

  18. it's actually been a long time since I've made muffins. Got lazy, now I want some

  19. beautiful, I would bake them in paper cases, in either tin or use silicon shapes, then serve in the ceramic one, straight on the table.. That way you enjoy, don't have to worry about spoiling it, and can use it every day!!

  20. What a perfect gift for you. Blog buddies know just what we love, don't they? Enjoy your afternoon....and a muffin with some coffee! Hugs, Diane

  21. it's so beautiful, i have never seen one like it!!! i have an unhealthy obsession with those cupcake papers, i store them in a big glass jar on the kitchen counter, so i can always see them!!!!

  22. Oh yummy muffins and what a beautiful and special muffin baker! How sweet of your friend!
    Have a fun week!

  23. GORGEOUS muffin pan and such a thoughtful gift. Ceramic is perfect for baking.


  24. BJ, That is a truly wonderful gift from Patti....and oh so sweet of her. I loved all your photos too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  25. Love my muffins, so I'm sure this one would be wonderful as well in that very pretty muffin pan. And scones...what can I say. Yummy!

  26. Oh BJ, now I am humming the song "The Muffin Man" :) What a beautiful gift, my dear. Those paper liners are so pretty and feminine.

    Thank you so much for joining Roses of Inspiration this week - I love having you at the party. Hugs!

  27. Love them, so adorable! Awww, I'm going to have to bake tomorrow!

  28. Those muffin pans look too pretty to bake in, the muffins look wonderful. Must be the pretty tins! lol

  29. What a wonderful surprise and it is so beautiful.

  30. What a beautiful muffin tin and so perfect for you. I love those muffins and make them all the time, but never thought to add some vanilla, but I will now!

  31. Oh my, your friend Patti's gift is beautiful. And I don't blame you...I'd be afraid to bake with it too... Your muffins look delish!


  32. Well, I'll tell you, bj, aren't blogging friends the best?? That was sooo sweet of Patti to send that to you. Don't be afraid to use it. I say, use it and enjoy it and think of Patti each and every time. It is so pretty! Come to think of it, maybe you could display it in your kitchen where you would always think of Patti.

  33. Beautiful pan! I would have been shy to use it, too. Love the paper cups, too. Fun.

  34. bj dear, why not use it to serve your cupcakes in instead of baking in it. I would be like you...afraid the heat would change the colors. It's just adorable! That being said...can I have it? LOL It's lovely and the colors are so right for your new home.

  35. Gorgeous muffin pan. I'd so try the muffins but it's going to have to wait until Fall it's too hot here already.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,


  36. I have never seen such a pretty muffin pan.:) Or cupcake liners either! Just looking at your pictures made me smile!

  37. Soooooo pretty. Both the cupcake pan and the cupcake liners. If I did not live so far, I'd be popping over.

  38. That's the cutest tin and most adorable liners I've ever seen! I love Krusteaz -- never been disappointed! A delightful post!

  39. Nice gift from your friend . . .
    And seeing this I know what I am going to make for dinner
    with our steak, asparagus, salad . . . some biscuits!
    Off I go . . .

  40. I love muffins. And that baker is so special. Lucky you.

  41. Those muffins sound yummy!! The ceramic dish is very colorful! xoxo


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