Yes, I know my use of an exclamation mark in the title is probably a little over-the-top for muffins, but it seems like lately, I’m in a constant state of excitement, so I figure I get a free pass. Why am I so extra perky, you might ask? Well, for a couple of reasons – #1.) As I type this, there are two men installing a beautiful set of French doors in my dining room where there used to be a big, ugly, non-functioning behemoth of a sliding door before. That excites me. Big time. And #2.) it has finally stopped raining long enough for me to arrange my patio furniture and get the pool swim-ready. I now have a beautiful, tropical (ish) backyard getaway, perfect for al fresco dining with my hubby, followed by a long, leisurely dip in the pool – summer is here!! And finally, #3.) This week is the last week I have to teach voice lessons – after Thursday, I’m done, baby! Woo hoo!! So, now it’s probably a little easier for you to understand my over-excitedness for all things lately – including mango muffins.

This week’s recipe is Fresh Mango Bread, chosen by Kelly of Baking With the Boys. This is the second time I’ve made Dorie’s mango bread, so I decided to make muffins this time around. Plus, muffins are easier to just grab and eat at a brunch (I served them at Mother’s Day Brunch). I was surprised at the amount of muffins I got out of one recipe – at least 20 – there may have been more, I can’t remember. Everybody really enjoyed these – in fact, everyone took a few home for later, which I always count as a compliment! Besides cutting the mangos being a giant pain in the butt, I always enjoy making this recipe because everyone seems to really enjoy it. A great summer recipe!

If you’d like the recipe for these little beauties, head on over to Kelly’s blog – she’ll post the recipe for you! Happy summer!

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  1. A absolutely love your presentation. It’s my favorite of all the TWD bakers I’ve seen so far.

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    Comment by Eliana — May 19, 2009 @ 7:21 AM

  2. The onset of summer…that is a reason for excessive exclamation points!! I find myself doing the same thing…!

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    Comment by Charli — May 19, 2009 @ 7:37 AM

  3. Your muffins look gorgeous, I also made muffins and halved the recipe: I got 24 muffins!! I really enjoyed this one, as did my coworkers: all the muffins were gone within 5 minutes!

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    Comment by Marthe — May 19, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

  4. Blech, I hated cutting all those mango pieces, too! :) It was sure worth it in the end though!!

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — May 19, 2009 @ 8:51 AM

  5. Use exclamation points as much as you’d like! I use them all of the time! Like when talking about this bread… my FAVORITE recipe yet! Your muffins look great!

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    Comment by Teanna — May 19, 2009 @ 9:04 AM

  6. Your muffins look amazing!! Look at all of them! I really enjoyed this recipe too.

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    Comment by Tracey — May 19, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

  7. Muffins are a great idea! Gorgeous pix!

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    Comment by Chris — May 19, 2009 @ 7:44 PM

  8. These look like summer in a muffin! Great house improvements too!!!

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    Comment by food librarian — May 19, 2009 @ 8:00 PM

  9. I imagine that this recipe would make great muffins. Yay for all your !!! :0)

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    Comment by Tammy — May 19, 2009 @ 8:26 PM

  10. Oh…how I love your cake plate.

    Your muffins are cute too, but that cake plate…I’m drooling.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — May 20, 2009 @ 7:07 AM

  11. This recipe really did seem to bring summer one step closer. I love how your muffins turned out. This one was a keeper for us, so I’ll have to try muffins next time.

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    Comment by Leslie — May 20, 2009 @ 7:56 AM

  12. Your mango muffins deserve that exclamation mark! I’d take some home with me too if I could…

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    Comment by Lori Ann — May 20, 2009 @ 4:05 PM

  13. Sounds like some one is ready for summer! Enjoy it all. :o)

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    Comment by pamela — May 21, 2009 @ 5:57 AM

  14. People hoarding your baked goods = a very good thing. Beautiful muffins!

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    Comment by Caitlin — May 24, 2009 @ 9:42 AM

  15. Those muffins deserve an exclamation mark!!! They look fantastic.

    Enjoy your summer. In the deep south it means lots of heat and not able to eat al fresco until late at night….and then you have lots of winged company. Enjoy for me too.

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    Comment by Margaret — May 25, 2009 @ 2:34 PM

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