Muffin review: Eddie’s of Mt. Vernon


I’ve been doing a little exploring here in my new Baltimore town, and one of the places that’s recommended to the student population (and now for the Varsity kitchens) is a local grocery store called Eddie’s of Mt. Vernon.

Having grown up in small town New Jersey with only large chains of grocery stores nearby, Eddie’s, a mom and pop grocery store two blocks away from me, is a totally new experience.

It’s a quaint little shop with a deli counter, fresh local produce and a decent selection of other items. Since it’s so close, I figured this would be a great place to start sampling some of Baltimore’s homemade baked goods. (Apparently, this store also carries Bergers Cookies, a classic, Baltimore-based treat. I will be going back tomorrow to see if I can find these cookies!)

Today I picked up a whole grain, banana blueberry muffin, topped with a delicious, sweet glaze.

As you can see, the muffin isn’t exactly packed with blueberries, so this turned to be a of a banana muffin with glaze, which, in my opinion, isn’t a bad thing. This was a moist, think muffin with great banana taste and little pops of blueberries.

I look forward to going back and trying the other flavors!

Cost: $1.99
Servings: 2
Location: Eddie’s of Mt. Vernon



Bakers Anonymous’ favorites!

It seems that every time I get around to updating, something gets in my way, like homework, my boyfriend, or that last batch of cookies that’s calling my name. This week is my birthday week, so I’ve been even more distracted than usual. Fear not! I have a lot to talk about, including this week’s favorites and a special interview with one of Rowan University’s own bakers.

My best friend’s website, A Food Coma, is one of my most favorite food blogs. She’s vegetarian, loves fresh food, and ALWAYS lets me sneak a piece of whatever she’s making. Her Blueberry Key Lime Tart is certainly worth tasting!

At Home in Alaska has done it again, and this time she’s provided an excellent muffin recipe. I can’t wait to see how my own take on Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins turn out.

The latest series of cake pop posts from Bakerella make me cry a little on the inside. They’re so adorable! I can’t help but love the sheep and bunny cakies.

I am all about the sour cream chocolate chip cupcakes from Cooking for Comfort. The smooth frosting looks so tempting!

The chewy amaretti cookies that I spotted on Smitten Kitchen look amazing. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate almond paste or marzipan, and this seems perfect.

The classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate was featured in Something New is Cooking‘s Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie. I bet it tastes like a giant Reese’s cup!