McCormick is a well known brand in my home. We have a TON of McCormick spices in our cupboards. I was pretty excited when I was chosen to try out some McCormick items and bake a new recipe.
I received McCormick Food and Egg Coloring, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, McCormick Nutmeg, McCormick Ginger, and McCormick Cinnamon.
I really pondered on what I would make with some of these ingredients. There were definitely a lot of options. I was given a great Look Book to check out as well!
The Ginger Glazed Carrots looked AMAZING... but I was asked to bake a recipe. So I kept searching...but I still clicked the heart and added it to MY Look Book.
Then I came across the Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. Yum. I had to try these. So, off I went to the grocery store for some extra ingredients. I was in need of some McCormick Poppy Seeds and some cake mix. Here's the recipe:
Then on to the oven they went...and I waited. They sure did smell good!
Mmmm Mmmmm.... all done!
I personally think the ones following the original recipe look better on the plate.
They both turned out wonderfully though! The original recipe was light and fluffy with only a light taste of lemon. I prefer a stronger lemon taste, so I really enjoyed my doctored recipe. I also asked my husband which he preferred, he too chose my recipe over the original recipe- but said both we're good.
The McCormick Look Book was definitely helpful when deciding what to make. I also loved that I could add recipes to my own look book so that I could quickly go through the recipes available then look at all the ones I thought looked the best.
Why don't you take a look at the McCormick Look Book and let me know what recipe you think you'd like to try!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCormick. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating