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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I FOUND MY THRILL...................

♦♪♪......on BLUEBERRY HILL ♫♪♪
 I just love trying new mixes and then sharing my findings with YOU....
I am well aware that a lot of us don't have time to make all the goodies from SCRATCH
and I am on a mission to find the BEST of the BEST in cookie mixes, cake mixes
and today.....BLUEBERRY MUFFIN MIX
SIMPLE MORNINGS
from DUNCAN HINES
It has real WILD MAINE BLUEBERRIES
in the box....









I love this photo of rinsing the berries......:>)









Let's see....all you need is water, oil and an egg.....
I always add a teaspoon of pure Vanilla flavoring to most everything I cook.






had some really CUTE muffin papers
and I meant to buy some.....
Forgot all about it so had to use just the plain white and silver ones.

 ham slices.....goes GREAT with Blueberry muffins...
well, actually..................
HAM goes with everything, I think.....
I had to put these back into the oven for a few minutes to get them browner...
ahhhh, now......just right.






Blueberry muffins......
a candle......
and blue flowers....

WHAT a way to start the day...:)








I even had a little tiny BLUEBERRY candle to go on our breakfast tray.....
pretty cool, hu ?















That's the little
VINTAGE sliver spreader that KATHY stamped and sent me.
I use it all the time....


Both Mr. Sweet and I decided we would have these tasty muffins again and again.
I'll buy more boxes of them and keep them in the freezer.
Then when we get a "wild hair for some wild blueberry" muffins, I can have them on the
breakfast table in no time at all....




            



  and next time, I hope to have some of the cute cupcake papers like these of
KATHY'S.
Aren't they adorable...?....and doesn't she have them displayed in the cutest way !!

Kathy has a new camera and she has some really good photos already and more to follow as she learns the tricks of the trade.
(her photos of her LEMON COOKIES makes ya reach out to get one).........
When you stop by and tell her hello would you kindly tell her HEY from bj ? Thanks....


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42 comments:

Stacey said...

Mmm, those look wonderful!

Tina said...

Yum! I love to find shortcuts in cooking. I don't always have the time to cook from scratch!
Thank you for sharing this new discovery!! :-)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

CUTE is right BJ...that blueberry muffin looked delish.

Madeline's Album said...

The blueberry muffins look delicious. I see why you plan on
having them again and again. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Shug said...

My next thoughts right after I read your title was "On Blueberry Hill!"
Blueberry muffins are soooo sweet and delicious! I love em' and they love me!! he,he!!
I think the display of the little muffin papers is absolutely darling...
hugs bj
shug

Olive Cooper said...

You are right we eat ham with every thing. I have some in the freezer from the holidays I am whipping out for soups. The muffins are looking good. hugs♥Olive

NanaDiana said...

Those look wonderful. I wish I was sitting across the table from you enjoying their delciiousness! I hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

BJ, there is NOTHING like Maine blueberries. They just don't compare to the cultivated ones. We pick them every year, and I covet them. I am thrilled that you shared this and I will be hitting the grocery store in ten minutes. LOL Those muffin papers are so sweet on display!

Kathleen said...

DH makes the muffins here, and they are wonderful! We used to take orders for them. So I will not be making muffins. If I do, it will become my job, and I am over employed now! :)
Enjoy your muffins! You are always making something!

Marydon said...

We have a cupboard that ALWAYS has blueberries in it ... ready to use. Your muffins look so yummy.

Cookie recipe coming u next week for you BJ. You will LOVE it.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I will have to try these. I love blueberry muffins and a good mix is fine with me.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww BJ.. what memories you brought back. My aunt Flo was born on Jan. 1 and blueberry hill was Their song.
so when I clicked on your blog I felt like she'd come for a visit and to let me know she was fine and happy and she and gray were together again and watching out for me from above..
I love blueberry muffins so I'll give these a try..

thank you so much.

kitty said...

I love your sweet little spreader, BJ! Isn't it so cute? I have a flattened vintage spoon that someone gave me & I love it, too. Those muffins look yummy!!

Barbara F. said...

You and Mr. Sweet have the bestest, most sweetest breakfasts! Sometimes mixes are better than scratch ;-) xo

Vee said...

Oh yum! You just can't go wrong with wild Maine blueberries! Off to visit Kathy...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love blueberry muffins...love you..and love Kathy...

Nothing says loving like some thing from BJ and Kathy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am a mix kind of gal so I will buy this and try it with your endorsement! Love the little butter knife! hugs, Linda

Julie Harward said...

You are amazing bj, you even had a blueberry candle burning at breakfast time! It looks great, I love BB muffins! ;D

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OK girl friend pass me a muffin..I really LOVE blue berries so much..Hugs and love Sister friend..Gloria

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I see nothing wrong at all with using mixes because they are so convenient and usually very delicious. Your blueberry muffins look like they would easily prove that. I once showed a cake on my blog made from a mix with my own twist to it and some unnamed person asked why I didn't just make it from scratch with fresh ingredients. I wanted to answer because I didn't want to but I was very Christian like and turned the other cheek. It seems breakfast is a special time of day at your house.--------
Shannon

Kathleen Grace said...

Real blueberries would make the mix semi-homade wouldn't it? :>) I am so glad you like the spreader, I hope you smile when you use it my friend, and know that I love you across the miles!

Rettabug said...

*Drool* You make me want to try everything you cook, BJ! I bought some sugar cookie mix yesterday, just because you mentioned it & now I'll be on the look out for this blueberry muffin mix. I have blueberries in the freezer from my Dad's bushes, to add to the mix. Thanks for the tip about adding a titch of real vanilla...will try it!

Hugs,
Rett

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... :-)

You are so lucky, that Blogger did not install their *new comment thingy* in your blog. I didn't want it, but Blogger installed it anyway.

And now, many Dear Readers can not comment in my blog.

If you still don't know what this is about..... Please look at the TOP of my Sidebar. And click on the link I give, there.

Please and thank you.

Gentle hugs,
A "Grumpy" Auntie

"I don't care if Blogger is free or not! This is not acceptable!"
~me

The French Hutch said...

Hi bj, I love the packaged blueberry muffins mix. I prefer from scratch too when I have time and in the mood but confess the older I get the less time the better. These are really good and I like you idea to add vanilla. How pretty is that tray, wow you make it so pretty with the candle and flowers. I hope Mr Sweet knows how lucky he is……….Now I know what to do with my pretty paper muffin cups.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Debbie said...

Those look totally yummy, and I'm all about saving steps without losing taste. I don't usually have my sound on, but this morning I'll be singing "Blueberry Hill" until I get it out of my system. In my head, I'll sound just like Fats Domino.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Your ole romantic you. No wonder you two are so sweet on each other. I love your photos and your stories. I have to look for no sugar added items these days and I get so frustrated makes me want to eat something sweet. Hope you folks are faring better weather wise than us.
Blessings
QMM

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I will definitely try this. I love blueberries! :D Thanks for posting about this new mix, BJ!

Theresa said...

ONLY you can turn a blueberry muffin mix into a show-stopper of a blog:) Looks yummy! Have a blessed day in your sweet and welcoming home! HUGS!

Kris said...

Absolutely CRAVING muffins now!

LV said...

If you want to check out new cookbooks, that is fine. In my opinion, all you need to do is what comes naturally. I would enjoy anything you cooked.

Pondside said...

You've done it again - made me smile and feel happy as I set out on the day. You are a SUNBEAM, BJ!
I like the way those cupcake papers are stored - what a great idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love blueberries! I had a few on my cereal this morning! Your baking always looks the best though! ♥

Curtains in My Tree said...

You are always cooking up something good, how do you keep your little figure?

thanks for your visit to see my silver chest bj

Yona said...

Cute blueberry candles! I love when extra touches are added to make a meal special.

Happy Favorite Things Thursday.

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I made some blueberry muffins the other day from a mix and they weren't so good.
I'll have to try this brand. Your pictures are so pretty and the muffins look yummy.

hugs
Sissie

xinex said...

The muffins look so good, BJ. I will have to buy that brand when I go home....Christine

Paula said...

Ooooh~ those muffins make my mouth water! Thanks for sharing the recipe, BJ!

Katherines Corner said...

Blueberry muffins are one of my favorite things. Perfect for todays post Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

Coloradolady said...

Oh BJ...this was not a great stop with me being on a diet!! What a nasty four letter word!! Oh, such pretties as always. Happy VTT

Miz Helen said...

Good Afternoon BJ,
I just came in from planting spring onions and enjoyed taking a rest at your place. Of course I had to stay for the wonderful music and enjoy of your great muffins, they look awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, I haven't seen this mix but the muffins look great. Thanks for the tip about adding vanilla.
Hugs, Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, I haven't seen this mix but the muffins look great. Thanks for the tip about adding vanilla.
Hugs, Sherry