just thank Martha

After long days my remedy for destressing is baking and as much as I try to curb my carb cravings I always seem to day dream of baking something devilish!   So when I got home today after a busy day at work I knew exactly was I was going to make, Martha Stewarts Pineapple Coconut muffins!  She makes a loaf but I love lil muffins so i can give them away and this way it lessen the chances of me having an entire loaf of this scrumptious treat!   Here is the original recipe but I made a couple alterations to make it a little less sinful.  


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (I used agave syrup!)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream  (I did fat free yogurt)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained well


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, tossing occasionally, 6 to 10 minutes; set aside. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch (8-cup) loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low, and alternately add flour mixture in three parts and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  3. Using a rubber spatula, fold pineapple and 1 cup coconut into batter. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes (cover pan with foil halfway through). Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


I want to make my morning fruit salad look like this!  



I am searching for cocktail recipies and came across this lovely post from Poppies and Posies.  How great does that sound?  Yum!