Happy Saturday, Cheddar corn muffin


corn muffin

Cornmeal is a staple that has been used in cooking since first a colony here in the U. S. The best cornmeal to buy is stoneground , undegerminated cornmeal ( corn is not stripped of its nutritious germ). It is found in boxes in the supermarket. Enjoy your time in the grocery store, and read all the boxes/ packages that has been supplied. My usual method for purchase is to buy what is on sale, but first priority is to choose the most nutritious!!!
Store cornmeal in a cool, dry place and use within 1 to 2 months. In the summer months, keep refrigerated. Yellow cornmeal is more common than white have slightly more protein and vitamin A. There are other types, not mentioned here.

Cheddar corn muffins

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 corn meal

1/4 cup unbleached white flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 eggs beaten

2 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup margarine melted

1 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup corn kernels , optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine first six ingredients in a mixing bowl . In a smaller bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly . Add the wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Pour into oiled muffin cup/12 cup muffin pan.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean, to test for done ness.

Makes: 1 dozen.

Pink Saturday


Good morning everyone.   Each week on Saturday, there’s a blog host,  Beverly of “How Sweet the Sound”  where you link up to share your photos in pink.

http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/   Today, I’m excited that we’re going to Collingswood for their Farmer’s Market.  We last visited in the month of May primarily to go to The PopShop.

The Pop Shop is a retro place with fountain sodas of many flavors, make-your own combinations , ice cream sundaes, and delicious burgers and fries topped with cheddar cheese and bacon if you dare.

Walking along the pretty tree-lined Main street, I stopped very frequently to capture images of this quaint town.  Who remembers the store, Woolworth the five and dime with the luncheon counter inside.  My mother worked in a Woolworth’s in Pennsylvania when she was 16  years old in high school.

Here are some of the photos:

The Pop Shop, get your fountain sodas, malted and ice cream soda here!

The Pop shop is also on Facebook and features daily specials.  I wonder what today’s special is?

A sneak peek of the menu. Which flavor syrup, and which soda will you choose, the combinations are endless!

And a stroll down Main street!

Pretty in pink, store frame window! Step inside for a bite at the Tortilla Press.

Now, continuing on our walk down the Main Street, I spotted a sign pointing down a pretty Alley;  pretty as in pieces of porcelain tea cups dotted the walls of the building.  The Sign said “The Painted Cottage”.  Let’s take a look.  Can you see the pink painted shutters?

An antique store, can you see the pink?

Once  inside, you can see that the owner has sought out all kinds of furniture and has painted them in hues of  all white or pastel blue.  Oh my, how pretty, can we have one please.  We could surely fit a small piece  end table in our car.  Let’s come back soon.

Prettily painted, can you find the pink tea-cup?

Pink Saturday


I love eating strawberries and this is one of the most delicious strawberry cupcakes with pink strawberry frosting from Sugar and Sunshine bakery.

Pink frosted strawberry cupcake



Pink Saturday 

Pink stained glass angel

Pink stained glass angel

Pink Saturday is so titled for breast cancer awareness as noted on another blogger’s post.
This is a collection of little angels that sits on a shelf in the living room.
For a list of other bloggers participating in Pink Saturday go to

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