Sunday, April 27, 2008

You Blog, I Blog...

I always feel a bit shy blogging about a recipe that has been blogged about recently by someone else. Especially when I got the recipe from Deb at Smitten Kitchen. But I just couldn’t help but make these strait away and tell all of you about them.

I made the Peanut Sesame Noodles for dinner last week and we absolutely loved them. It was such a departure from what we usually have and this refreshing dish will definitely be making a repeat performance next summer. The only change I made was to use cooked chicken instead of tofu.

Yesterday, we found this wonderful kitchen store, I felt like a kid in a toy store! I got a few things, just a few, including some muffin top pans. I’ve been looking for some of those for ages and this morning I tried them out on some Whole Wheat Apple Muffins.

As Deb says, the lid really is the best part! These muffins turned out incredibly moist and tender, and made a gorgeous Sunday morning breakfast. I used vegetable oil instead of butter and halved the amount. I replaced the other half with applesauce. A little healthier for a breakfast muffin!

Click, click for the recipes and don’t forget to thank Deb!

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Amy said...

I feel the same way. :) The muffin top pan is SUCH a great idea; everyone knows the tops are the best!! Glad you got some new toys!

Ginny said...

Where have I been? A muffin top pan? I am intrigued although it reminds me so much of Seinfeld...anyway, the food looks great! I love Peanut Sesame dishes!

RecipeGirl said...

I feel the same way in a cooking store. I love to just have an entire hour or so to browse away. It's a dangerous place!

Your recipes look great. Love the idea of a muffin top pan too!

nicisme said...

I don't know what a muffin top pan is either, but I know I like it after seeing this!

Brilynn said...

I love seeing multiple bloggers make the same recipe, it's how I know something's good, when everyone wants to make it!

• friedl • said...

First I 'm going to thank YOU for blogging this, otherwise I wouldn't get to know this great recipe. Then I 'm going to thank Deb for giving you inspiration ;-)

Will try the muffins asap.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Muffin top muffins - how great! These look particularly yummy and the applesauce substitution is a great idea.

Patricia Scarpin said...

LyB, Deb is a sweetie, I'm sure she'll be glad you are enjoying her recipes.
These look wonderful - I'll grab a muffin, ok? ;)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I'm so behind the times. This is the first time I have heard of muffin top pans. It's genius.

I'm so glad I clicked on your blog from Patricia's comment page. It's really lovely.

LyB said...

Amy - I love the new toys, so much fun! :)

Ginny - I remember that episode, OMG, so silly! These pans are great though!

RecipeGirl - I love to just walk around the store and gawk at all the stuff. The owners must have thought I was a bit nuts!

Nic - I should have posted a link... here you go!

Brilynn - It's so cool to know a recipe will really work out well.

friedl - Thank you for stopping by!

Lynn - I love applesauce in baked goods, it's so versatile!

Patricia - I know, it's just she has such a great blog, I fear the comparison! :)

Susan - Thank you, that's so sweet!

Aimée said...

Deb's blog is awesome, but so is yours and isn't imitation the best form of flattery? Your noodle dish looks so great, be proud of it!

Grace said...

i don't know if you're a seinfeld fan, but i'm obsessed with it and there's an episode dedicated to muffin tops that this post brought to mind.
speaking of muffin tops, can i tell you how appalled i am that the name of such a yummy treat has to be shared with the fat hanging over the sides of a person's pants? ick.

Gigi said...

I feel the same way when I go to certain kitchen stores. I made Deb's noodles the other night as well. They were pretty good. I've seen the muffin top pan and have been itching to get it.

Kevin said...

That noodle salad looks great. I really like using peanut butter in dishes like this one.

LyB said...

Aimée - Thank you! And gosh darnit, I am proud! ;)

Grace - lol! I never heard that expression, now I have a funny image in my head!

Gigi - The muffin top pans are great!

Kevin - This dish is so good, if you like peanut butter, you should try it!