Baking With Edith & The Kids

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday afternoon we spent in the kitchen. We were supposed to be out playing in the pool but it got cloudy and word on the street was that a storm was heading our way. So instead...we bake.

The kids have been wanting me to bake them some chocolate chip muffins because according to the little man,  "You never, ever make them anymore." In reality I just made some last month and if you are new around here you may not know that a few months ago we baked hundreds and hundreds (literally) of muffins and for that this recipe is forever burned into my brain. More on our muffin project here.

So I picked up these super-cute cupcake liners and we baked cupcakes. A double batch. We are going to have to find someone to deliver some to tomorrow, Lord knows we don't need all of these muffins.

So I am in my kitchen listening to Edith Piaf, wearing my new red apron I just got for fifty cents, baking chocolate chip muffins. The kids alternate between helping, eating way too many chocolate chips and dipping their hands in the flour, pretending they are magicians and clapping their hands to make smoke.

For some reason, for about a year now, I have had the urge to have some old French music to listen to. So I told Eric because he is good at finding stuff and he knows what I like, sometimes before I do.
Just a female singing in French, just old crackly music from the 30's, 40's.....something that sounds good while baking in the kitchen, something completely different than anything I ever listen to. That's what I wanted and he found it for me.
I feel like I should be wearing pearls, black pumps and deep red lipstick with my apron and smoking one of those really long cigarettes while in the kitchen listening to this music. Barefoot in yoga pants, with my hair pulled up wearing my red apron will just have to do for today though.

And if you're really craving a fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip muffin right now, my easy little recipe is here.


  1. oh, you read my mind! i'm getting up to make those muffins! thanks!

  2. Those look so yummy!! :) I might have to make those next week...

  3. Amy, your blog is so fun and packed with great things to drool over! Hope you're doing well. I always appreciate your sweet (and funny) comments on my Flickr. photos and blog. :)

  4. How fun! My mom used to listen to Edith Piaf when I was little.

  5. Oh my goodness those look good!!
    I love choc. chop muffins!
    Looks like a weekend recipe to me!
    Enjoy the day!

  6. yummy. i want one now! I think I will make some this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Oh my...that all just sounds wonderful! Now I have to go listen to this old French music...and make some muffins...

  8. we loooooooooove edith in this folks got it for us a few years back and i think our eldest even learnt her french *lean against the wall like you really couldnt care less* from this the magic smoke, the choc chips and am heading over to your recipe as on half term hols here....we do banana muffins in this house- the only way i can get little miss 5- audrey to eat bananas...choc is not a worry!!
    thanks for the recipe...
    m x

  9. Awesome! Sounds so very classic and fun...and super yummy.

  10. Edith Piaf! My mom (Belgian born) is a HUGE fan! I have the mental picture perfectly.

    Great pix as always!

  11. These are my kids most favorite muffins ever, especially the daughter who loves all things with chocolate within. Sounds like a wonderful day.

  12. Those are the cutest liners!

    That sounds like a great day. My kids need a muffin-bake session.

  13. i made these today, amy! delish! i did half white flour and half wheat, then added white choco chips. fab. next time i think i'll try using all brown sugar instead of white. fun fun. thanks so much for sharing!


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