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Title: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 24, 2010, 12:15:10 PM
Today I bought the best muffin.

It is a pumpkin cream cheese muffin.

And it is HUGE.

Here's a picture.

Feel free to share your muffin pictures and stories in this thread. Heck, I suppose we can take waffle and pancake stories/pictures too.

But absolutely NO cereal! :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on September 24, 2010, 12:15:34 PM
Starbucks?
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: snabbott on September 24, 2010, 12:17:43 PM
Fopmuffin?
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 24, 2010, 12:18:10 PM
Nope, Dave's Market. It's a grocery store right next to my work and they have free coffee. And huge muffins!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 24, 2010, 12:21:28 PM
Fopmuffin?
Darn it snabbot you beat me to it. :(

:P

I'll say it anyway.

Fopmuffin! :D
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on September 24, 2010, 12:21:39 PM
Here is my army of Hershey Kisses admiring Cray's post. 

Hey look, you can see me taking the picture! :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 24, 2010, 12:24:44 PM
Hah! You caught it before I changed my avi! :P There's my old avi, immortalized! I love it!
And chocolate is, of course, always appropriate. Although as armies go, that's much smaller than my Teddy Graham army....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v66/37/59/37801667/n37801667_30429833_5003.jpg)

I don't really undertand fopmuffin, but this is what Urban Dictionary tells me:

"A completely awesome word that should be used by every single person in everyday conversation. A combination of the words "fop" and "muffin," it does NOT refer to a muffin who acts British. In a certain poor quality dictionary, the word foppish was defined as "of, or relating to, a fop." The word "fop" was not present in said dictionary. Though the word originated as a censor to a certain other word that begins with f, its use is almost unlimited!"

So........... I still don't get it. :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 24, 2010, 12:25:19 PM
I can vaguely see your silhouette in the reflection of the screen.

If those Hershey's Kisses were on my laptop like that, they would probably melt pretty quickly.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on September 24, 2010, 12:26:47 PM
Although as armies go, that's much smaller than my Teddy Graham army....
Chocolate armies are like the Canadian army--small, sweet, and less than intimidating. :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: snabbott on September 24, 2010, 12:29:32 PM
I don't really undertand fopmuffin, but this is what Urban Dictionary tells me:

"A completely awesome word that should be used by every single person in everyday conversation. A combination of the words "fop" and "muffin," it does NOT refer to a muffin who acts British. In a certain poor quality dictionary, the word foppish was defined as "of, or relating to, a fop." The word "fop" was not present in said dictionary. Though the word originated as a censor to a certain other word that begins with f, its use is almost unlimited!"

So........... I still don't get it. :P
I think Kelsey (Rosella) made that entry! Maybe she can explain it. Actually, I don't think there's anything to get - it's just a silly word.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 24, 2010, 12:40:51 PM
Well.... good. It is silly! :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 24, 2010, 12:48:49 PM
Ok, so I did a forum search and here's what I found:

Quote from: Kelsey
Now lets talk about the history of fopmuffin. It all started with the banana phone song...
Quote from: Jafar
Noo! Not the bananna phone song!!  :o
Quote from: Kelsey
I wasn't listening to it! Anyways, there was a part in the song where it goes "What the f-" and fopmuffin was born  :P

Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Rosella on September 24, 2010, 01:46:04 PM
My bestest friend Nicole was, I believe, trying to say the first word that came to mind to censor the word when her mom was walking into the room. XD

We were also in 7th grade or so at the time. :P

I'm so happy it's become pretty much a meme around the forums. XD
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Enchantermon on September 24, 2010, 03:30:01 PM
Wait...which Banana Phone song are we talking about?
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Jafar on September 24, 2010, 03:35:24 PM
Quite dapper, isn't he?
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on September 24, 2010, 05:36:39 PM
Wow, all he needs is a baton!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Rosella on September 24, 2010, 06:56:09 PM
I believe it was this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ4j-MBnLQo). :P

Warning: Language, flash violence. :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Enchantermon on September 24, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
Ohhhhh. That. See, I knew the actual song didn't have cursing in it, but I wasn't aware of the video.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 30, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
I ate a peach muffin today!! :D
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 30, 2010, 01:31:08 PM
Cray, I SO want your pumpkin cream cheese muffin!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on September 30, 2010, 03:39:12 PM
You should want it -- it was fantaaaaaaaaaastic!!! I highly encourage everyone to embark on quests for pumpkin cream cheese muffins. Yumyumyum!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 30, 2010, 07:20:29 PM
Pumpkin flavored things are one of my favorite things about fall. That and apple picking, and fall clothes, and Halloween!!! I freakin' love Halloween. I'm already putting together my costume for this year. Oh! Halloween costumes should get their own thread!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 01, 2010, 12:19:57 AM
I have to get my costume together. I'm going as the "Graham Reaper" -- which is to say, me but with a black robe and a scythe. :P

PS As much as I like apple cider, and pumpkin flavors and all these fall yummies I have to say.....

The apple cider at Dunkin' Donuts is TERRIBLE. I usually like their stuff a lot (except the "hot white chocolate", which is also utterly dreadful) but that was like "hey so we thought we'd give you this hot water that we made smell like apple, and if you think about it really hard it will taste like apple too!!!!!!"

Ok, exaggerating, but it's super watered down.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 01, 2010, 07:30:24 AM
I somehow didn't imagine their cider would be all that great, yeah.

But the Cinnamon coffee is great. And their pumpkin muffins are pretty good too. :)
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on October 01, 2010, 07:14:08 PM
That pumpkin muffin does sound incredible.  I've always been partial to poppy seed as well.  And if you can get some sweet cream cheese baked in it too, then that's just a little slice of heaven.

And yes, I too love this time of year when everything comes in pumpkin flavor.  Pumpkin loaf, pumpkin beer, pumpkin everything.  I love it.  There's a fudge place near my apartment that has a pumpkin cheesecake fudge, and let me tell you, it is so good that you can't help but exhale in satisfaction at the slightest nibble.  So good.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 01, 2010, 10:59:12 PM
We had a poppy seed muffin on the muffin tray at work today (they do that for us during sales) but alas, I closed tonight and by the time I got to the muffin tray.......

Well, it wasn't the way I imagined it would be.

I miss my pumpkin cream cheese muffin. I'm going to get another one for breakfast tomorrow, I've decided.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on October 04, 2010, 08:34:39 PM
I need to find one of those pumpkin muffins because they really sound awesome and delicious.

Oh, and this talk of muffins reminds me of the Muffin Top song.  Any of you guys watch 30 Rock?  If not, you should as it's hysterical.  The Muffin Top song is basically one of the histrionic actresses from the show singing a mildly obscene song about a muffin top (it's the second best song they did on the show.  The first is, of course, Werewolf Bar Mitzvah).  Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WY_BxSnD8

Muffins are awesome.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on October 05, 2010, 02:00:11 PM
I've decided to post whatever I happen to be eating (except cereal, of course!) in front of the computer, also in front of one of Cray's posts.  Today it's string cheese, the captain of my chocolate army.

Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 05, 2010, 02:51:04 PM
Stand and deliver!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on October 05, 2010, 08:50:13 PM
*Salutes*
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 06, 2010, 07:34:39 AM
The thing about the pumpkin cream cheese muffin that was so marvellous is that the whole thing is JUST AS GOOD as the top!!!

...but that song was awesome.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: tessspoon on October 06, 2010, 07:34:43 PM
Only kind of muffins I like are chocolate chip, which I plan to make sometime soon :D
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 07, 2010, 11:41:35 AM
Double chocolate chocolate chip????
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on November 08, 2010, 04:28:55 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs575.ash2/149749_712025553049_12815110_38946118_3524994_n.jpg)

Chocolate cream pie in a chocolate chip cookie crust with an awesome meringue on top! :D
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on November 08, 2010, 07:11:43 PM
I'm in love with that pie. Mail me one? :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on August 29, 2011, 05:39:28 AM
Quote
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 180 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Bah... I flout you, anti-thread revival posting message! I flout you.

Because this is the exactly appropriate thread in which to post this:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/s720x720/224321_814731599309_12815110_39840775_4277118_n.jpg)

*is turning into something of a baking Ozymandias: "look on me bakerie, ye mighty, and despair!"*

That would be... a lemon meringue pie (tea cookie crust), chocolate chess pie, chess pie (back row), chocolate cream pie with meringue (chocolate chip cookie crust), pecan pie, and in the tupperware, easy chocolate drop cookies (which have always been surprisingly difficult!!... :-\ They never seem to want to solidify!) (front row).

I also baked a cake last night. :P But I don't have a picture of that at the moment... :-\

EDIT: I put the chocolate chip crust on the wrong pie... :P
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on August 30, 2011, 07:26:56 PM
I approve of the resurrection of this thread and of the myriad chocolate presentations in your pies!  Chocolate is fantastic.  And that pecan pie looks great.  Call me an arrogant New Englander, but I hold that pecan pie is the only good thing to come out of the south.  And what a fantastic thing it is!  I don't much care for nuts or overly sugary, cloying things, but put those two together with a buttery crust and I'm just in heaven.  Or melt some chocolate chips in with the pie and it's even better!

I should also note that the resurrection of this thread has led to me craving muffins.  Pumpkin muffins in particular.  Why isn't it autumn yet?
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: snabbott on August 30, 2011, 08:07:03 PM
Yum! :D
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on August 31, 2011, 06:11:39 AM
Call me an arrogant New Englander, but I hold that pecan pie is the only good thing to come out of the south.

What about biscuits!? :o ...or chess pie? Granted, you've probably never had chess pie... and I myself don't care for it so much... (I think it's a ginger thing: for some reason, all the people I know who LOVE chess pie are redheaded guys). ...but seriously, biscuits and gravy, dude!?

Also... I'll post a picture of the chocolate cake I baked when I get home (though it didn't work out so well... needed more icing, didn't have enough baker's chocolate left to make enough (on top of which, it was quite late and I was too lazy to scale out the proportions)).
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on August 31, 2011, 07:38:18 PM
Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of biscuits and gravy.  I'd rather have a biscuit on its own with some butter.  Maybe some honey on top too.

And, no, I haven't had chess pie.  I've not ever heard of it before, I don't think.  Then again, I'm hardly a pie connoisseur.  Unless it's blackberry pie.  I am all over that!  And pecan and apple and pumpkin of course.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: DawsonJ on August 31, 2011, 10:44:58 PM
The south is known for chili, country/chicken fried steak, jambalaya (any Hank Williams fans?), gumbo, other cajun foods, certain fish plates, spicy barbecue (not sure of the origins of BBQ, but Texas and Louisiana hold the reputation), chitlins, country potatoes, grits... quite a few specialties.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on September 01, 2011, 03:08:58 AM
That brings up another good point: BBQ, Damar. BBQ.

There are actually numerous styles of BBQ across the South. They are mostly differentiated by type of meat and type of sauce, though a few differ in method of preparation (which doesn't make much sense since the preparation method is the BARBECUING!!).

Dang, ya'll, now I want barbeque! (that "ya'll", Deloria, that "ya'll" is just for you XD :P ...I was sitting here thinking after I'd already said "dang": "how can I make this more Southern?" ;P)

Also, yes, Hank Williams + my grandmother = reasons why I cook.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on September 01, 2011, 05:40:46 AM
To the best of my knowledge, BBQ stems from a Native American form of cooking (tossing the animal into a pit of coals.)  It was then co-opted by American culture and we've since created variations on that theme.  In fact, I believe it was George Washington's favorite food.  Still, I will concede the BBQ point (although I could be a jerk and claim that western BBQ is better than southern BBQ).  I will also concede the fried chicken point that will likely be made in the near future.  Is there anyone who doesn't like fried chicken outside of vegetarians?  Well I was engaging in hyperbole anyway, I guess.  The only good things to come out of the south now include BBQ, fried chicken, and pecan pie.

Though I will state for the record that I cannot stand grits.  And unless you have a crappy cut of meat, chicken frying a steak is a crime against cuisine!  You get that nice, thick steak and put away your meat mallet!  Marinate that sucker for a day, then slap it on a grill until it's nice and rare!

Shoot.  Now I want steak in addition to BBQ and pecan pie!  And the muffin!  I still want that muffin!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on September 01, 2011, 11:11:22 AM
I owe this thread this:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/303909_885384979369_12815110_40526969_4720934_n.jpg)

Chocolate CAAAKE!
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on September 01, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
I love chocolate so much!  I wish I had some cake now.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: DawsonJ on September 01, 2011, 11:05:33 PM
For those who hale (sp ?) from New England... Have you ever had a Spiedie sandwich from southern New York state? As Joey Lawrence would say, "Whoa!"

http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiedie

You can order the marinade directly at
http://www.Spiedie.com

I became an addict when I lived out near Binghamton several years ago.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on September 02, 2011, 10:44:40 PM
As Joey Lawrence would say, "Whoa!"
:highfive:
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: DawsonJ on September 02, 2011, 11:59:38 PM
As Joey Lawrence would say, "Whoa!"
:highfive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFTcvi5IXQs
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on October 06, 2011, 09:26:54 AM
*has nearly finished eating a pecan pie*

When I replenish my stores, I will take a picture to post here (I eat it for breakfast with whipped cream and coffee! :D ...and thus MUST make more as I am running out. :P (Unfortunately, I'll have to restock on ingredients after this one and Tesco does not always have the bags of pecans that are big enough to make two pies! :())

(Posted on: September 05, 2011, 11:59:52 AM)


o hello dere muffin thread...

I never did take a picture of the pecan pie... but I'm sure you'll all agree this more than makes up for that:

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/301188_906128723739_12815110_40696597_1082808167_n.jpg)

It's a chocolate mousse cake on top of a layer of strawberry slices in strawberry syrup on top of a cheese cake. :yes: It is exactly as awesome as that sounds.
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 16, 2011, 02:54:08 PM
I think mousse cake is too delicious to be legal. I must confiscate it. *eats*
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Delling on October 16, 2011, 03:58:55 PM
oh, bah... that's the first one... that's not even the good one: here's the second--

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/300288_911320554269_12815110_40736561_684373987_n.jpg)

While the mousse came out better this time, the cheesecake somehow did not work out as well. :-\ (It's just not quite stiff enough and there has been like run off that would seem to indicated that it is sweating but it isn't obvious which portion of the cake is doing the sweating.) One of these days, I will get them both right. :)
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: crayauchtin on October 16, 2011, 04:31:17 PM
*eats... er... confiscates the second cake as well*
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Haids1987 on October 16, 2011, 11:05:48 PM
Unfortunately for me my snack of choice is a big bottle of Tums recently. :(  Bottoms up.
(http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/1014-tums-infections_vg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Muffin Thread
Post by: Damar on October 17, 2011, 03:16:57 PM
I love chocolate mousse and I love cheesecake.  But I hate strawberries.  That cake still looks awesome, though.  Even with strawberries.

I just bought myself a little pie pumpkin and I plan on cutting it down, steaming it, mashing it, then either making it into a pie or a pumpkin roll, depending on what I'm feeling.  Updates to come!

I love fall!