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Chutz
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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Food, our favorite topic...almost. smilewinkgrin: Ever make muffins? Cupcakes? Now think about the ones you buy? Cupcakes at the grocery store or a bakery are about the same except they pile on tons more frosting that most of us do at home.

Muffins on the other hand...you make them at home and they are the same size as cupcakes...right? OK, some folks have those pans that make HUGE muffins or cupcakes. Ever have a 'muffin' at a latte' stand or buy a dozen from Costco? They are the size of a cannon ball! Ever consider what they taste like or look like on the inside? Similar to that cupcake? Or like the blueberry muffins you make at home? IMHO, the Costco style muffins are cake, not muffins. But they still taste wonderful...lol So, where is this going?

How big can a cupcake be before it's considered cake? And what's your opinion of these super-sized breakfast item?

I'd say something over 3" would be way more than a muffin and borders on cake. Yummy but too much in the Costco size. I'm tired of the super sizing everything.

Chutz
ps..I did some looking on the Kirkland and Sam's club "muffins" A Poppy Seed muffin has about 672 calories, of which 343 are from fat! 42+ grams of sugar and 75 total carbs! So much for eating those any more. Used to cut them into quarters but even that is like wow!
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PAlady
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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,
Your p.s. info. is why I don't eat muffins anymore! Not worth the price in calories! When I smoked, I could eat anything I wanted, but that's no longer the case for a number of reasons!

My big splurge is an oatmeal raisin cookie! LOL

PaLady

BigLucy
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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I think cupcakes from the store are A LOT sweeter than home made and the frosting usually tastes like pure sugar, but I like things less sweet than most; I'm always wishing pastry were made half as sweet as they are. Muffins are cake--someone, somewhere, convinced the American public that muffins were the healthier choice for morning energy. I remember an a.m. staff meeting once where there was a flat (seemed like 24 pack) of muffins from Costco and the yummiest ones looked like mini chocolate cakes, with chocolate chips on top, it was definitely cake. I also think if anything has bran, oat, or whole wheat in the name, it somehow gets a pass. Sounds like I'm a little harsh, but just frustrated that I don't have pastry available to me at this moment.

P.S. Super sized foods are the reason why "our" behinds are so big (fact, not opinion).

Gretchen1
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so with you on this!!!  I make muffins for my family each week so we have quick breakfasts ready.  I cheat......I get the packaged muffin mixes.  I love the high fiber brand.  My boys don't even know there is good stuff in there.  They are still sweet and and soft.  They are regular sized.  They are 160 ish calories apiece.  That is about the same as a bowl of cereal. 
 
I am typing this with about two minutes before I run out the door with my muffin.  I have to deliver my 15 year old to school everymorning at 6:40.  Isn't that crazy?  This is the reason for making muffins each Sunday night.  He has zero period.  Poor kid tongue .
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Chartreux
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Chutz we used to buy those big muffins from Sams club, the chocolate and Blueberry ones...
as soon as we got them home in the kitchen I'd wrap each on in foil and freeze them individually, take one out at a time and quarter cut it and eat a quarter cut piece one at a time and store the other pieces in the fridge...
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privey
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   Posted 11/6/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to love muffins and now can't hardly eat one. I don't know what happened maybe burned myself out on them. To me they are too sweet and too much. I would think the large ones at Sams would qualify as a small cake. I think muffins have more oil in them than a cake does or am I wrong on that one. I'm with PALady on the oatmeal raisin cookie and I like the one at McDonalds!!! YUMMY

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PAlady
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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Praying,
Will you make muffins for me????? WOW - those sound fantastic! And you have blueberry and pecan orchards - yummy!

Our season here for getting fresh blueberries at a decent price is so short, and I so miss them on my morning cereal. I get the frozen ones,because I forgot to freeze a bunch this year, but they're not as good as fresh!

PaLady

PAlady
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   Posted 11/6/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Praying,
We live in grape country here (yes, there's more than one wine country in the US!) and the climate makes all the difference for the farmers, so I understand. The cold and lack of sunshine this year left the grapes with a lower sugar content, which means farmer earn less. Some of my family are farmers, so I get it - but no blueberry crops that I know of! Probably too cold!

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/6/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Praying,
wow a blueberry farm and fresh blueberries, ya got my mouth watering...
sounds oh so good....
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