Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee CakeThis is my favorite recipe of all time. I started baking it in 2005, when I discovered it in a Sunset magazine issue. I've baked it for home groups in Arizona, an ASL potluck in northern California, a fellowship in New Jersey, and for my own family in the current state where we live *wink*.
Here's a look at the bumpy lumpy texture you get when not using room temperature cream cheese- it's thicker and not as smooth.
...which will be poured into &
mixed with the yogurt mixture...
My kiddos sitting together, drawing and having a moment...
Note: place on or over a cookie sheet to catch butter that overflows.... unless you WANT an oven fire.... *smirk*
This dish was the inspiration to my last minute decision to scrub and deep clean my oven. I have a picture of the bucket water from afterwards, but I decided to spare you. Ugh.
And finally, a New Year Manicure
And here is a bonus photo for ya, using the watercolor feature on my gnarly Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 (with which I have fallen in love).
There you have it, my accidental New Year manicure. It started out as a quick fix to keep my nails from falling apart (as a result of one month w/o liquid iron and prenatal pills). It ended in a Kindergartener's inspiring idea. It's so UN-me, yet by the time it was complete, I had embraced it fully! So glad I decided to try something new. Already, I've decided that I will reuse any of the designs/color combinations you see here (with the exception of the plain glitters).
Hope you enjoy it, too! HAPPY NEW YEAR!