Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday with Dorie: Buttermilk Crumb Muffins + FAKESGIVING

I decided to sneak these muffins into our Supper Club menu.  They were really easy to whip up and could easily pass for breakfast or dessert.  And even among some really superb desserts, one friend deemed this the best one.

Abi and Phil hosted this month's Supper Club, and I'd say it was the best yet.  Our theme this time was Fakesgiving - a practice round for the upcoming big day.  It was also nice to share such an important meal with friends, both old and new.
Phil cutting the turkey
Finally got a picture of Abi (the photographer) and I

Brie Bites - Sticks of puff pastry, stuffed with brie
cheese and fig blackberry jam, these were named
"the grown-up Pop Tarts". 
Cranberry Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Veggies - I added brussel sprouts

Abi's beautiful table setting complete with terra cotta bread  dishes and flower pots stuffed with treats. 

With our RSVPs, we each gave Abi something for which we are thankful.  She transcribed these little notes onto parchment paper and rolled them up inside the dinner rolls.  Then we read them out loud to each other. 

Mike and I
Mike and Bayly
Empty plates all around

Arpita shared her recipe for her family's Cha (chai) recipe - and gave us the ingredients all tucked away inside these adorable little containers. 

Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cake
Buttermilk Crumb Muffins
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow - Subbed in Biscoff Spread instead of peanut butter

Dessert Table

And then because we didn't have enough to eat, the boys decided to roast chestnuts - Mike's speciality he learned to make in the field while in the Marines, go figure. 

The recipe for the Buttermilk Crumb Muffins can be found on Lisa's blog Easier than Pie, who also happens to participate in the Foodie Pen Pals.  Next up? Best Ever Brownies.


  1. That Supper Club looks like so much fun! What a spread of food. I'll bet these muffins fit in just perfectly. What did everyone else think of them?

  2. Wow, what a great looking feast. And good to be able to use the muffins as part of the feast. Hope everyone enjoyed them.

  3. How fun! Looks like you had a yummy meal.
    Your muffins look perfect.

  4. Looks like you were having a great time. Must have been an amazing evening...and what a huge buffet filled with so many delicacies...
    Your muffins looks great.

  5. What a fun evening with friends! And hooray for a successful muffin!

  6. The table looks beautiful. What a fun idea! And a great way to get mass quantities of muffins out of the house!

  7. that looks like a great spread! Well done on the muffin!

  8. Great idea to do a dress rehearsal for Thanksgiving! I totally had to check out what puppy chow was (in terms of people food, anyways)!

  9. Your party looks like so much fun!! And the brie bites - love this idea! Your muffins look great. I went a little light on the "crumb" - not much there.

  10. forget the muffins.. I love the brie bites!!! and what an evening of fun!!

  11. I'm glad they were a hit! Looks like a fun party!

  12. This looks super fun & the food looks beautiful! I think I might steal the name Fakesgiving for our family get together since its not happening on actual Thanksgiving. Hope you don't mind!

  13. Can I come to your supper club????

  14. What a fun idea! Everything looks wonderful. Glad they liked the muffins - they look great.

  15. What a great idea! We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia so I love to see all the food you guys make and live vicariously!

  16. What a fun group! I'm glad everyone liked them.

  17. Love this idea, Fakesgiving. Genius!! The Apple Sour Cream Crumb pie is screaming to me, literally.

    Your package was the first I received in the cookie swap and it was so exciting. I love how you put the logo all over the outside of the box, nice touch. The cookies were deeliciousss!!! The candy cane glaze was just the right touch for a holiday cookie. My kids and husband LOVED them too! Thank you!