Sweet Melissa Sundays – Orange Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

by Jessica on May 11, 2010

A little late, but better than never! This week’s Sweet Melissa Sunday (yes, on a Tuesday) is the Orange Blueberry Muffin with Pecan Crumble, chosen by Chaya of My Sweet and Savory.


I loved, loved, loved these. The sweet orange was really prominent, and when layered with the blueberries, it made for an impressive muffin. My favorite was the pecan crumble. I could plop down on the couch with a bowl of that right now – just hand me a spoon & a glass of milk and I’m there! Funny thing, though… I halved the 12-muffin recipe (expecting 6) and I ended up with 12 muffins. Not exactly sure how that happened, but I guess it’s a good thing since these are so delicious! Want to see how the other bakers fared? Visit their blogs by clicking here!


I’m heading to Germany tomorrow (yes, tomorrow, and no, I’m not even close to being packed) with my trusty MacBook in tow. Hopefully, I’ll be updating fairly often with pics of yummy spätzle, sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, sauerkraut, pommes frites, and those fresh-out-of-the-oven soft pretzels. It is Spargelzeit (White Asparagus season) after all!

And guess what? There are BIG changes in store for ‘My Baking Heart’, so I’d love it if you hung around!!

Orange Blueberry Muffins (pgs. 6-7) with Pecan Crumble (pg. 160)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy


And finally, I just had to show you the newest addition to my kitchen. For the past seven or eight months, I’ve been helping out with C’s sister’s wedding. Tying ribbons, addressing invitations, shopping for flowers and bringing it all together this past weekend. After all of D and C’s late nights, everything went off without a hitch – it was absolutely gorgeous. So as a token of appreciation, C’s mom, D, gave me this to hold my cookbooks open.

Cookbook Holder

I’m absolutely in love with it (I even cried when I opened the box). Not only is the piece vintage, it’s even more special since she had ‘My Baking Heart’ stamped onto it. If you’d like one of your own, head on over to SpoonerZ on etsy and check them out!

Cookbook Holder 2

Oh! One last picture before I leave you. It’s from the wedding this past Saturday… barring the raccoon eyes from that afternoon’s round of golf, aren’t we pretty? C definitely cleans up well. 😉

C & J

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nic May 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What a sweet gift. The muffins look fantastic too!


2 Mara May 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Your muffins look great!! I wish now I had the ingredients to make the crumble, sounds like it was a huge hit. And what a sweet photo of you and your sweetie. Hope you had a great weekend!


3 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) May 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

What a sweet picture of you two- you look so pretty!! Have FUN in Germany- I’m so jealous!!


4 Katherine May 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

These muffins sound delicious!!


5 Eliana May 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Your muffins look picture perfect. And look your cookbook spoon. I’m going over the Etsy to look it up right now.


6 Tracey May 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I loved these muffins too Jessica – they were so yummy, especially the crumble! I hope you have a fabulous time in Germany and can’t wait to see what you post while you’re there 🙂

Great pic of you and C! And what a sweet gift from his mom – I love it!


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