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(Peanut Butter Oatmeal) Birthday Muffins for America
Last Friday was 4th of July - a celebration of America's independence, or as some call it, "America's birthday". We decided to celebrate by baking muffins -- birthday muffins for America! Well, that and we found these nifty, semi-patriotic muffin cups that we wanted to give a try. We figured since everyone was already BBQing until their hearts' content, we'd try going the "healthy" route. We found a great recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Muffins on AllRecipe.com. Oatmeal! Peanut butter! Sounded perfectly healthy. And then added chocolate chips and peanuts, which sounded perfectly heavenly. The end result? Something...
Chocolate Chip & Walnut Muffins
In last week's entry about our photoshoot with Robert Nakama of Robert Nakama Photography, we mentioned that we baked some chocolate chip & walnut muffins. You may have seen the post on the Mfn Top Facebook page linking to the recipe, but we thought it would be a good idea to put our recipe collection on our website, too! This recipe is super easy and was well-received by our friends and family members who happened to get one. We're convinced the secret ingredient in this recipe is yogurt! Now, without further ado... Muffin Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup...
Our first photoshoot
Friends and supporters, you gave feedback and we listened! After several of you came to us with comments about how the "proof photos" we were using weren't doing it for you, we decided to fix the problem and do our first photoshoot! We got together with friend and up-and-comer, Robert Nakama of Robert Nakama Photography, whose work was recently featured in Fujifilm X Magazine (click on the upper right photo of Diamond Head on page 7), and headed out to Sand Island State Recreation Area. It actually took us a few tries before we had a successful shoot, as it...
Kawaii Kon 2014
When we first decided to take the Mfn Top brand from doodle to reality, it was, in part, thanks to our excellent procrastination skills. We'd been sitting on the doodles for months, when it dawned upon us that we had access to an Artists' Alley table at the upcoming Kawaii Kon event just 4 weeks away. Kawaii Kon is Hawaii's premiere Japanese animation convention -- an annual, 3-day event, bringing together more than 6,000 attendees across all ages. We realized this would be the perfect opportunity to get our act together, launch the brand and get our products in front of eyeballs...
Up, up, and away!
We started as just a doodle in a notebook and a play on words. We may or may not have been eating muffins in the meeting of our conception, but certainly it had not escaped us that muffin top has more than one meaning. Sure, there are the delectable baked goods that feed the belly, but there is also the belly that protrudes over one's pants to emulate said baked good. And beyond that, if we changed the spelling of the word to MFN, does that not also make it sound like "muffin" could be a dirty word? With all...