Blueberry Muffins

Everybody loves my grandma’s blueberry muffins. I don’t know if it is the butter or that they remind you of good times. But, I get totally wrapped up with the kids when I hear grandma is making muffins. My cousins not yet two will plead “Gaga, I want blueberry.”  They never last long these muffins, usually they are gone before they completely cool. We barter for the last one, negotiate the division of the last muffin. The warm buttery deliciousness brings a smile to anyone’s face. Even my pre-teen cousin already on the brink of teen-angst.  The kicker, would you believe the muffins that our house goes wild about are from one of those betty crocker or jiffy mixes? Seriously. It is a box mix.

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Confession, even when I try to make the same mix my dear Grandma makes, it never turns out the same. Nobody is swooning over my betty crocker muffins. When grandma does it, the crowd goes wild.  Since I’m far away of those “homemade grandma’s love” muffins I decided to try my hand at a from scratch recipe courtesy of the FoodNetwork. I think of it this way, if I put in the extra work it will have to be comparable to Grandma’s, right?

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They look tasty, but it came out more like a pasty than a muffin. It oddly tasted better with a scoop of ice cream than it did with my morning tea. Is that strange? If you are looking for a cake alternative that might be slightly more healthy try this recipe here. But if you are looking for Grandma’s muffins, let me know and we can both stop by her house.

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P.S. I’m sorta convinced Grandma’s have secret powers.

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