June 12, 2008

honey honey, how you thrill me

A question of the utmost importance: Where can I find outfits like the ones in this video? I need at least a couple immediately. They're awesome.

You know what else is awesome? Air conditioning. Melanie from My Kitchen Cafe. Coffee. Ear plugs. ABBA (just kidding). Honey bran muffins.


This muffin mix was included in the "Delights of Utah" package Melanie sent to me.


Just add water! I also threw in some dried cranberries and chopped pecans for some sweetness and crunch.


They're wonderful (especially with a little huckleberry honey on the side) and healthy and quite frankly, I decided not to take any to work and just keep them all for myself!

I've also been given two awards! Sophie from Flour Arrangements (love the blog title, love the blog!) feels that I'm responsible for a blog of distinction!


I'm so honored, Sophie! Although they may have already received this award, I want to recognize some blogs that I consider distinct simply because they're maintained (make that well-maintained) by guys:

Jeff at Culinary Disasters
Marc at No Recipes
Mike of Mike's Table
Kevin of Closet Cooking

Male food bloggers are hard to come by! Fellas, do with this award what you will!

RecipeGirl, the blogger behind (you guessed it) The Recipe Girl, has given me the "You Make My Day" award.


I think her recipes and writing are completely fabulous and definitely add some brightness to my day! I want to pass on the award to some ladies who pretty much have a new post every day. Correction--ladies who pretty much have a quality new post every day:

Cathy of Noble Pig
Krysta of Evil Chef Mom
Kim of A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen
Deborah of Taste and Tell

Keep up the good work, gals!

31 comments:

Debbie said...

I NEED those silver boots with the pink fringe tops!!!

Albany Jane said...

Yay muffins!

And congrats!

Jeena said...

Honey and bran sounds so wholesome. They look really tasty.

Love the outfits. :-D

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Thanks Grace! I'm honored:-)

noble pig said...

Thanks for the award and Ummm...ABBA is cool!

Sharon said...

Those outfits made my morning. Thank you.

Way to give the guys a shout out. I've always been a little shy to hand out awards to them as it seems like a female type activity for some reason...silly woman. I'm sure they love the recognition!

Oh, and yummy muffins too!

Sophie said...

hehe my hubby would have to disagree with you when you put j/k right after ABBA; don't tell him I told you this, but he has dancing queen on his 'running soundtrack' for his mp3 player :P!!! I think that's the funniest thing :).

You certainly deserve the award! Glad to see you've already passed it along (it took me awhile :P)!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Mmmm...huckleberry honey....*homer drool*


And much obliged for the award. I appreciate the kind words :-)

Geggie said...

I can't wait to visit all of the award winners.

Foodie swap info at my blog...come play?

Deborah said...

You are too kind!!!

I really need to ask Melanie where she got that stuff - I'm in Utah, but have never seen it! Looks delish!

Krysta said...

You know what if I was a hot Swedish chick, I'd wear one of those costumes and cook and sing and charge people money to watch!

Thanks for the award...

LyB said...

Honey Bran Muffins are some of my favorites, and with pecans and cranberries, they sound fabulous! I love ABBA. Well, not their outfits... :)

Mrs. L said...

I so wanted to dress like Abba back in the day? That so brings back memories. Should I admit to knowing all the words to all the songs even before Mama Mia?

Melanie said...

Ooooh, yummy addition of cranberries and pecans. So glad you liked them. Thanks for making MY day!

Leslie said...

mmmmmm.those look yummy..and alot better for you than my PMS cookies!!!
Oh and the outfits???LOL, maybe some drugs were involved???

Katie said...

Yum, they look really good and moist. Honey and Bran sound like a good combo.

Vicarious Foodie said...

Just add water? Oh yes. That's my kind of baking.

Congrats on the awards!

Kevin said...

Those muffins look good! I really enjoy using honey as a sweetener. Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing one on to me!

Emiline said...

Muffins with huckleberry honey? Yum!

canarygirl said...

Grace, you can certainly borrow *my* Abba outfits. (LMFAO I'm totally making it up that I have some) Beautiful muffins!

RecipeGirl said...

Boo tee full muffins. So much fun to get stuff in the mail :)

Congrats on your awards (you certainly deserve them), and you picked some good 'uns to pass them along to.

What do you have against ABBA? I do a mean karaoke version of 'Dancing Queen!'

descentintodessert said...

i just bought a lot (A LOT) of bran, with the hopes that it would healthy-up my morning cereal, but i can't really get behind the taste. i'm going to try to find a honey bran muffin recipe, maybe, to break down my seemingly-endless supply of bran! thanks for the idea!

giz said...

Congrats on the awards - isn't it fun!! So nice to be acknowledged by your peers. The muffins look divine and the additions are good ones.

Leslie said...

I guess I will hang in there without Tastespotting! I would love to know what happened??!!!

Lore said...

I'm ready for some honey muffins now :D. Congrats on your awards, you trully deserve them!

Elle said...

Canarygirl, fess up and tell everyone the truth--your closet is full of ABBA outfits.

Nice muffins and congrats on the awards!

bunny said...

well i'm new to your blog and i'm seriously hooked! Great Blog!!

nicisme said...

The muffins look fabulous, not sure about the outfits, lol!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

These look yummy! Healthy yet delicious!

Kim said...

Grace-Congratulations on your awards, you are well deserving and always put a smile on my face when I visit your site.
Thank you for your kind words and passing an award on to me. I appreciate it. Couldn't cook Southern without your encouragement and cheering me on.

Jeff said...

*Blush* thank you for the recognition and kind words.