A tasty apology…

I was at Costco the other day standing in line. The man in front of me had a large bouquet of red roses. The man that was in front of him in line turned around and asked him how much the flowers were.

His reply, “I don’t know. Whatever the price of I totally f*$#ed up is…I didn’t check the price, it doesn’t matter at this point.”

Ah yes, the I totally messed up, not even sure why, but boy is my wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/person I have and want to continue to have sex with mad at me, please forgive me, flowers. Now I’m not totally sure what the man did. But it had to be bad enough that he wasn’t really caring what they cost but not too bad because he was after all buying them at Costco and not having them sent. Just an FYI, most girls like their flowers sent. Especially to work. Where everyone can see them. Just saying.

Poor men never know quite what to get/do when they screw up. For anniversaries they have a guide. It’s a stupid guide, but a guide nonetheless. And let’s face it, most men need a guide (don’t puff up guys…you know it’s true). I just celebrated my 6th, which means sugar or iron. We gave neither, but he had a guide. :)

Now someday, perhaps when I am feeling more creative, I will sit down and write one. Probably sell it, make a big profit, tour the nation and neglect my blog. ;) But for now, since this is a baking blog, I will just make one suggestion. If you do a small mess up, nothing says sorry like a nice home baked good. It shows you cared to take the time to make them something. Just make sure to make them something they actually like. :D

Todays treat is a perfect example of what to bake. It’s pretty easy to make and most people like chocolate. These are called muffins but not really. They are about as healthy for you as eating Nutella for breakfast. ;) Which I do, but just not healthy. These are definitely best when warm and with ice cream. I topped mine off with Ben and Jerry’s Mud Pie Ice Cream which is described as “Chocolate & Coffee Liqueur Ice Creams Swirled Together with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl”. Because I put Kahula in the muffin I thought it would be a great match…it was!

And a quick little note, due to people asking, I now have a Facebook page for this blog. Feel free to go and Like me. :) If you go to the page then you will most likely find out what is coming on the blog before others do.

And lastly, our winners.

98.Charlene Says:
June 12th, 2010 at 3:12 am

“Happy 5th Birthday! I am new to the blogging world, but am hooked. I stumbled across your blog while looking for a samoa cheesecake and when I searched, yours popped up. I made it and well there are no words to express how truly sublime this was. I plan to try many more recipes. Here is wishing you all the best and keep your recipes coming because you have a wonderful blog filled with so many exceptional recipes. Enjoy your week-end!”


17.Valerina Says:
June 11th, 2010 at 5:32 am

“A very Happy 5th to you and your blog!! Congratulations. I’ve been following your blog for a little over a year now, it’s actually one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own.
My favourite recipe from here are your Snickerdoodle muffins. I think I’ve made them at least 5 times.”
Congrats to our winners! I will be emailing you shortly to get your addresses!
And thanks to everyone who has been a loyal (and heck, not so loyal) reader over the years!


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    I don’t care much about such things…. I rarely get flowers, but I got a KA for my birthday ;-)! Even better!

    Those muffins with the ice cream look to die for! Mmmhhh…



  2. Lol! If my guy f’ed up I sure would prefer this browni muffin (ice cream and all) than Costo roses. Still I wish the roses solved it for him ;)

  3. Milk chocolate muffins, Mud Pie Ice Cream and an apology would do it for me.

  4. does this mean if i screw up u will come to home and make these for me??? :p

  5. Oooo I wonder what he did, love a bit of drama me! I love getting flowers (especially if other people can see me getting them!) but would love someone to make these for me too. They don’t even need to apologise for anything – just making them would be enough!

  6. funny story and great looking dessert.

  7. Thank you! I can’t wait for the cookbook!
    Is that cookies and mint ice cream on top of that gorgeous muffin?

  8. Thank you! I can’t wait for the cookbook!
    Is that cookies and mint ice cream on top of that gorgeous muffin?

  9. Oh, these men! Funny story and even better looking muffins.

  10. yum yum yum!

  11. I think your husband missed the perfect opportunity to buy you a giant bag of sugar and some cast iron cookware for your anniversary. Just sayin’….

  12. I agree. I would rather have baked goods than flowers. Anyday. I can’t eat flowers. Well, most of the time.

    These look amazing! Chocolate crack.

  13. Oh my those brownie muffins look divine!!

  14. ah, I’m so curious, I would have asked what he did :) poor guy, I hope they helped…

    I think I need to apologize to Jason that there has not been enough chocolate in our house lately… by making these :) YUM

  15. Lorraine says:

    Um…so if one was to hypothetically make this recipe, but one could not wait until the chocolate was comPLETEly cool to incorporate the eggs (although cool enough not to cook the eggs) but then one folded in the milk chocolate chips and discovered that while the batter was cool enough not to cook eggs, it was NOT cool enough to not melt chocolate, would one have ruined said hypothetical recipe excursion? (I guess I will know, hypothetically, in about 35 minutes).

  16. Hopefully they turned out!

  17. Lorraine says:

    Apparently, the recipe would not be ruined! (For future reference.)

  18. Contrary to popular belief, yes, Nutella is a healthy choice for breakfast. No really. :)

  19. This is going in my “to do” pile. These look a great treat even if you didn’t f*ck up… I call those “just because” treats!

  20. I will totally accept your apology if you bring these to me…but could you make them dairy, gluten and soy free? Please! Happy Birthday Peabody…I totally missed it, but I think you are amazing and thank you for sharing yourself with me!

  21. Maybe I’m just young (I’m in my twenties) or no one ever thought I was the flower-giving type of girl, but my mom is the only person whose ever given me flowers…at least she knows what type I like! This looks amazing but your mention of Ben and Jerry’s got me thinking, have you tried the new Peanut Brittle flavor? I’ve bought several pints since I first saw it a couple weeks ago and I’ve turned my entire family on to it — I’ve been trying to think of a dessert to pair it with (I think it would be great in ice cream sandwiches, for instance) so I don’t get sick of it.

  22. Why not make your guide a cookbook? 1st anniversary – cheesecake. 2nd anniversary – chocolate. 3rd anniversary – caramel. Etc. I’ll leave the rest up to you, but I expect to be mentioned in the credits!

  23. F*#@ flowers – nothing says I’m sorry like a treat like this one :) You are such a smart lady.

  24. I love that you added a scoop of ice cream on top!! These are in my ‘to make’ list now.

  25. Charlene says:

    Thanks so much for the cookbook! I am so excited – Hope your week-end is a wonderful one!

  26. for the other men reading this blog, take these lessons to heart. flowers work MUCH better when delivered at work, and special home-baked treats never fail….unless you burn them, maybe. also, in my experience, french toast never fails, either. yeah, i’ve f’ed up a few times ;)

  27. Ohhh wow those muffins look so good, even better with the addition of ice cream hehe!

  28. If you do write that – please email it to my boyfriend. He is truly clueless when it comes to being sorry….
    Those muffins look great and are going to join the to be baked pile.

  29. I’m guilty of feeling like that was a GREAT story

  30. This is hilarious … I’m passing this on to my husband who is a buyer for Costco, he loves stories like this. And I agree, flowers are nice, but something baked with love and full of chocolate, that may get them a little closer to being forgiven :)

  31. I’d prefer these muffins from my guy over roses, anyday!!

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