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Friday, December 10, 2010

Adopt a Blogger - Ginger Lemon Girl

This is my first "adopt A Blogger" post and I am so excited. And so full. But excited mostly.

I chose to adopt Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl because I saw the Almond Joy Pie and I had to make it. I just had to, it was calling to me. Except that pie was eaten without me taking a picture. Oops. I was going to make another but didn't have a chance due to other baking. So anyway, make it, it is wonderful and is my new favorite.

So I also made her Aunt Linda's Amazing Broccoli Puff but the first one looked horribly burned (it didn't taste it though). I got a tiny bit distracted while it was under the broiler. Oops. It was so wonderful though I made it again tonight. YUM!!!! And this time, I took pictures. (yay me). I did not use Annatto because I don't have any. Also the first time I took fresh broccoli and cut it and steamed it while tonight I used frozen that I heated through - to be honest, the frozen worked just as well as the fresh and was much easier. We loved this! Well we are big fans of broccoli anyway but this was so good. Hubby loves "cheese sauce" on his broccoli (like the stuff in a can that I have never willingly bought) and this gives him a good cheesy flavor that I like too.

AND because my daughter had a sleepover Christmas party where they would be having regular pancakes for breakfast and she thought the idea of heating up gluten-free pancakes in the microwave was horrible - I made one more thing. Muffins.

She wanted muffins even though that was something we hadn't done yet. Even though it was a bit intimidating to me. So I found this lovely Streusal Topped Fresh Blueberry Muffins and I used frozen triple berries. I know! Shameful using triple berries (strawberry, blueberry and raspberry) that were frozen instead of fresh blueberries! But these were so good! I am thinking the other girls will be jealous. I will be making these again, both in the summer with fresh blueberries but also in the winter with other berries.

Carrie has a bunch more recipes so I really encourage you to look at what all she has.


  1. YOU are wonderful!! I am honored that you would adopt me Christi! Thank you SO much!! Those are some of my very favorite recipes! The Almond Joy Pie is a favorite at our house over the holidays and I love those blueberry muffins! My aunt Linda will be THRILLED you love her broccoli puff!! What a wonderful post, thank you so much for trying so many of my recipes! Blessings to you!

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