A repeat. And a song.

Over the weekend I was chatting with some friends and the topic rolled around to romance, more specifically romance novels. I chimed in, like I sometimes do, about how I haven’t read romance novels in years, because my life is one big romance novel. You see, I’m married to a veritable Casanova, serenading me at the drop of a hat.

What? Have you not met Slocum? Yeah, he’s the voice behind the hand.

Anyway, I immediately thought of the recipe that I posted last year for They’ll Make You Sing Muffins, because after tasting one, it brought my husband to song.

They’re full of tasty things like pistachios…


And chocolate. Butter too! Yummy things they are.

So, for your enjoyment, not only is this one heck of a tasty muffin recipe, but a song to accompany this tasty treat that’ll melt your blues away.



I’m not kidding on the muffins either. Make em. They’ll make you sing, sure enough.

Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Muffins

Enjoy my friends!

Cranberry Chocolate Pistachio Muffins
Adapted from my friend, Ansley’s, mom’s Traveling Muffin recipe.
Serves: Makes 10 jumbo muffins.
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 3 squares (3 0z.) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup cranberries (washed and dried)
  • 1¾ cup shelled dry roasted, salted pistachios
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease muffin tin or use paper liners.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter and chocolate.
  4. Add cranberries and pistachios. Let cool. Did you hear that? Let it cool man.
  5. Mix together flour, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Do NOT beat; just mix until combined. Over mixing ain’t good – it makes for one tough muffin.
  6. Fill prepared muffin tin with batter. For jumbo muffins, use ~1/3 cup batter per muffin.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes for jumbo muffins (adjust time depending on muffin size) or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.



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  1. 3


    The muffin looks gorgeous. I’m thinking the song should be served with the muffin for the full effect!

  2. 4


    Cute song and excellent looking muffins. They might be just easy enough I could even make them. I love both cranberries and pistachios so I am sure they would be a huge win in my home.

  3. 8


    i do love me some Slocum – and REALLY love these muffins; in fact, I may just make them for The Professor . . . wonder if he’ll sing to me?

  4. 9

    Tiny Sue says

    Hi – I love the look of those muffins – and the song too! However, I wonder if you could post some metric quantities in there? I’m stuck all the way over here in Ireland without a standard imperial measure to my name!

    Love the blog


  5. 12


    Wow. My hubby gets told to stop singing by our children everytime he tries to serenade me. Wonder why? Thanks for the video and the recipe.

  6. 16


    LOL What did he sing? I didn’t know that pistachios and cranberries go together, but I guess it’s worth trying :D

  7. 18


    Oh dear, I’m afraid I might have his song in my head all day. Catchy little tune!
    The chocolate, and cranberries, and a handful of nuts must make muffin magic! :) Love it!

  8. 19

    NanaBread (Jeanne) says

    Oooo…these sound wonderful. I just bought Craisins, pistachios and white chocolate to make bark for the holidays. I may have to use some of them for muffins now. Loved the song, and love your elf hat header. Very cute (and festive)!

  9. 23


    I love that video of your hubby singing and playing the blues. Can’t get enough of that! Oh, and the recipe looks so good too!

  10. 25

    Catherine Voci says

    My husband and I love these muffins and I was wondering if I could use frozen cranberries when the fresh are out of season.

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