Monday, March 23, 2009

Blueberry-Walnut Muffins

My family enjoys fresh baked goodies. These muffins have become a favorite with not only my family but with friends also. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

2 Cups all-purpose flour
3/4 Cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 Cup milk
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/3 Cups blueberries (I like to use frozen, I love how juicy they are when baked from frozen)
2/3 Cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to combine and make a well in the center. In another medium bowl, whisk the mild, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix well and pour into the well. Stir just until blended. Fold in the berries. Spoon equal amounts of the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about three-fourths full.

Evenly distribute topping over muffins (recipe below). Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the muffins and serve warm or cool on a wrack.

1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 T. cold butter, cut into squares

Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender (or fork) cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

As you can see Ryan has already helped himself to a muffin.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Pay it forward!

Saw this on Jared and Coralee's blog and thought it could be fun. I was the third on thier blog to comment so it should be interesting to see what he comes up with.

So now I will "Pay it forward"

Here are the rules:

1.Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. Remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! SO, REMEMBER...Pay it forward!