Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

I've been going all out lately.  I mean, I've been doing some serious travel and I just need to a take a breather.  At this particular moment, my breather happens to involve cinnamon and muffins and crispy crunchy streusel. Yes, I like this kind of breather.

In all my blog life, I've never made cinnamon streusel muffins.  I'm not sure why, especially because this is my go-to muffin in real life.  There's nothing quite like spicy cinnamon and sweet brown sugar topping melted over a soft, spongy cake.

Did you also know that you can freeze muffins?  Yes, you can.  Wrap them up and throw them in the freezer.  The next time you desire a warm, sweet treat for breakfast, pop one in the microwave oven for a few seconds and it's just as if it was freshly baked!

Don't sleep on this.  Make sure you whip up your own cinnamon streusel goodness.  This is not a game, folks.

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Triple Chocolate Muffins

Two weekends ago, I was kind of sad.  Why?, you may ask.  Well, I had these well-laid plans to hang out with Joy the Baker at her Brooklyn book signing that Saturday.  Fast forward to Friday afternoon, when I learned that we were supposed to RSVP to the event.  Say what?  Let's fast forward a little bit more to the following morning when I realized that the entire Twitter-verse was also going to the book signing.  Ahhhh!

In the end, I decided not to go because 1) I'm not really a fan of waiting around for 4 hours to get a book signed and 2) I had only allotted two hours to spend at the book signing before having to be somewhere else later that afternoon.

OK, let's be real.  I would totally have waited 4 hours.  But in all honesty, I really did have somewhere to be later that day and I didn't want to face the disappointment of having to leave early without getting my book signed or meeting JTB.

It had been my plan for a few weeks to whip up a recipe out of Joy's new cookbook, but I hadn't gotten around to it.  This past weekend, I ended up staying over at my friends' place for the Easter holiday.  On Sunday morning, we woke up and enjoyed leftover sangria and Joy's Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins.  I personally like to call them Triple Chocolate Muffins.  It's faster.  Man, these things were good.  Both the sangria and the muffins.  And yes, this was breakfast.  No judgements, OK?

Oh, speaking of "no judgements", I totally did not have my DSLR handy and so this post is also a test of my iPhone camera picture-taking skills.

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