Monika’s Bakery in Sonoita, Arizona is OPEN

I was in Sonoita yesterday to check out my parents’ new bakery; it’s really very beautiful. I helped make some raspberry cream muffins; here you see a big mixer bowl full of muffin batter, which I’m about to dole out into the muffin tins in the foreground:

Once the batter was scooped in, each glob of batter got a dollop of cheese mix (sweetened cream cheese) and strawberry jam; here’s my mom, looking great, probably because for once someone else made the muffins:

And here are the muffins baking away in the brand-new convection oven. I am totally sold on this type of oven, the baking turns out much better; I want a smaller version for my home!