Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cook Book Giveaway: Rachel Ray

Because unfortunately Suzanne never got back to me with a way to contact her, I chose a new winner. Congratulations jnmacdonald! In the future for giveaways I won't be counting people's entries who fail to provide me with a way to contact them. Only fair.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pomegranate Muffins

One of the classes I'm taking this quarter is a photo class. For our final project we had to create a book of 10 cohesive images. I decided to create a cookbook of things I've baked, since that seems to be my forte lately. At first the project was so much fun, because I got to bake, but then it became kind of dull because that's all I did.. was bake. And it wasn't even baking for fun anymore, I was baking because I had to get a certain number of pictures taken.

Anyway, this is one of my photos. The first thing I baked for this project was the pumpkin cheesecake, which I've already put in here. This was my second attempt. I had never worked with pomegranates before, and while difficult to get the seeds out, it was worth the hunt! Yum!

Pomegranate Muffins
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp grated orange peel
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin tin.
2. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in orange peel and pomegranate seeds. Make a well in the center.
3. Whisk together milk, egg, and cooled butter. Pour liquid into well and stir until batter is moistened and ingredients are evenly mixed.
4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with sugar.
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let muffins cool for 10 minutes before removing.
ALSO!!! Suzanne! I still need your email address. If in a few days I haven't heard from you the random number generator is going to select a new winner of the Guy Food Cookbook!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cookbook Giveaway: Rachel Ray

So number 82 was the winning number according to the random number generator! Suzanne has won the cookbook and posted the following:

MMmmm I like the sound of these.

The creamed spinach toppers do look delish! My mouth is watering just looking at it.

Unfortunately however, Suzanne, you didn't leave your email address! Please either comment back here with your email address so I can get your information to mail you the book. If after a week I don't hear back I'm going to have to pick a new winner.

Anyway, congrats!