Monday, April 4, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Oat Muffins

It's time for April's edition of the Secret Recipe Club!  For those of you who don't know, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of foodie bloggers who are assigned each other in secret.  We then stalk visit each other's blogs, choose a recipe, make it and all reveal who had who and who made what on the same day at the same time.  It's a lot of fun, and I always enjoy learning about a new blogger each month.
This month, I was assigned Anna's blog from over at bcmom's kitchen.  There were so many amazing things to choose from.  I always seemed to be one ingredient short, and I didn't want to go to the store.  I considered her Raspberry Swirl Bread (which I am going to make because it looks amazing!), and I wished I had an occasion worthy of her Caramel Rolls.  I also had some feta in the fridge, and still really want to make Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken, but I'll have to buy a bottle of sundried tomatoes.
I finally found a recipe for which I was sure I had everything.  I was so very, very wrong.  But that was okay.  I figured it out.
I present to you now bcmom's Pumpkin Oat Muffins:

Friday, April 1, 2016

#BookClubCookbookCC: An Invitation

Earlier this week, I posted my recipe for March's book in the year long project of the Book Club Cookbook Cooking Crew that Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla has headed up with a group of great bloggers.  I'm thrilled that in the month of April I am hosting the party.
I'm so happy that April's book is Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring.

While I saw the film when it first came out, I didn't read this until I selected it as this month's read.
It's even better as a book.
Even without Colin Firth.
Read it, and make Griet's Vegetable Soup, or take inspiration from the pages and make something else.  Then enter the giveaway (below the recipe, after the jump).  Start by considering the soup: