Here is my $1.50 Japanese bread basket that ended up costing $89.48 after all the paint I needed to make it white. See? Looks cute with the basket liners which are the easiest thing in the world to make.
I think it would make a cute house warming gift - bake a batch of muffins and present them in a little basket with a pretty liner.
I am experimenting with Ina Garten's tri-berry muffins from her Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook. Only I made mine bi-berry since I didn't feel like adding strawberries (blueberries and raspberries made the cut).
Ina, and this book, is my go to inspiration. Everything I have made from this book makes me look like an accomplished chef. This is my first foray in to the baking section though. I am going to make the cable TV guy test them out as soon as he gets here.
I used blueberries that I bought fresh during the summer and froze. And frozen raspberries from the store. I would recommend letting them thaw on a cookie sheet and then gently incorporate them into the batter. I just plunked them in frozen and they took way longer to bake then the recipe indicated.
Where is that cable guy, anyway?