Friday, September 13, 2013

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins
Golden grape tomatoes 
sliced upon a board
(jewels plucked from the vine).
Added to a Jiffy mix, 
sweet and tender and oh so fine!
Brings back memories of cooking with my Mom
while sitting on a kitchen stool real high.
I miss her ham and soup beans
served with hot, buttered corn bread.
Eaten with a smile and a satisfied sigh.




Max, my constant companion, watches me when I am in the kitchen. 
He is at the ready in case anything falls to the floor!


*I used golden grape tomatoes instead of red cherry tomatoes.  
I also left out the jalapeno pepper.

28 comments:

  1. Those little tomatoes look delicious. I still have the old stool that we sat on as kids to help mom cook. It must be 60 years old now. Your mom would be so pleased that you are settled in your new home and remembering cooking with her. Max is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Mildred. Those tomatoes are the sweetest I've ever tasted. I've got quite a few picked off the plants growing here, and I'm trying to find more ways to use.them. They worked really well in this muffin recipe. I often think of my mother when I'm cooking. Good memories of times spent with her. :)

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  2. Isn't it wonderful how we can draw from our memories ~ I think of my mother when I'm quilting; she made many quilts after she retired from her "town" job.

    The cornbread looks delicious!!

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  3. YUM..... I love the taste of that Jeffy cornbread mix.. It's sweet cornbread which I LOVE....(People tell me that it's not 'real' cornbread though... ha).... Bet those muffins were good.

    Supposed to get down to 45 here tonight.... Cornbread and soup beans would be delicious for dinner on a cool evening... Yeah---Fall is coming!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. corn muffins...I haven't had them for such a long time and I love them. I don't even think my kids have ever tasted them. Something to introduce them to. Thanks Daisy....hope you're moved in and enjoying your new place.

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  5. Mmmm I love corn muffins. We had a stool in the kitchen too, where I "helped" Mother. She did make wonderful cornbread.

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  6. Those look so delicious Daisy. Our memories are treasures even if cooking. I love those little tomatoes and will give this a try in corn muffins.. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  7. Daisy girl, I LOVE cornbread... it is one of my favorite fall items... I won't allow myself to eat it right now, I am still on my mission to lose the weight and get healthy, I am down 42 pounds. I will let myself have some of these awesome treats by next fall :)

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  8. Looks delicious! Are you enjoying cooking in your new kitchen!? I imagine so.

    Love the poem too!
    And your constant companion is an added treat to this photo.

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  9. Daisy thank you for sharing this delight. Blessings to you dear one.

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  10. Thank you all, for the comments and kind words. :-)

    Launna, congratulations on your weight loss. You are amazing!

    Sandy, I am enjoying the new kitchen, although I still have to look for things where I have put them. It gets easier every day, though. :D

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  11. Oh, yum. Cornbread is, hands down, one of my favorite breads.

    Pearl

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  12. Mmm, golden grape tomatoes are as delicious as they look. I like the idea of adding them to corn muffins. Thanks.

    xoRobyn

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  13. Thank you, Pearl and Robyn! I liked the way this recipe turned out! :)

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  14. I never thought to add tomatoes to the cornbread, but it sounds very tasty ! I can picture you & your mother baking together, savoring her ham & bean soup, and just enjoying being together.

    Everyone needs a 'Max' around, don't you think ?

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  15. Your recipe sounds delicious. I will have to try this. Recently we were at a restaurant famous for fried chicken and group of older men came in and sat nearby. They all ordered a bowl of ham and beans with a side of cornbread. It took me back!

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  16. Kathy, anyone who has never owned and loved a dog is missing out, I think. Max really is always around for me. :)

    Linda, I have so many memories tied up in food and my mother's kitchen. Isn't that funny how food triggers those thoughts for us? :)

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  17. Hot buttered cornbread. YUM. My grandma used to make fried cornbread, which was incredible. (Hey, it's the South, we fry everything!)

    Loved the sweet poem. Max is a cutie.

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    1. Thanks,Cary. I've never had fried cornbread, but I bet it was delicious. :-)

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  18. Sounds delicious Daisy. I have lots of cooking memories from my childhood- most are associated with the smells- peas and cornbread, fried chicken, homemade breads. Just thinking about them makes me gain weight!

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    1. Terri, I agree, there are a lot of food aromas that trigger memories for me too. :)

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  19. Those look delicious! I love the reference to ham and bean soup, one of my favourites.

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    1. Thanks, Trish! It sounds especially good on these cooler fall evenings.

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  20. I love muffins. It looks so beautiful and delicious...

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  21. Oh, those cornbread muffins look so good. I would love to have one now. Those look so beautiful.

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  22. What a sweet memory! I love cornbread and have never tried tomatoes in it................now you have me hungry..............I will have to try them. Max made me smile..............the perfect vacuum

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  23. Weekend-Windup, Brenda, and Kathleen, thank you all for your comments! :)

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