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Honey Lemon Muffins

So yesterday I did a lot of baking, I made muffins! Lots of muffins! 4 different types of muffins! Here is one of the recipes I made, and they are wonderful! I hope you enjoy!

Honey Lemon Muffins

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon lemon extract

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, lemon extract, milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for about 2 minutes or so and then dip muffin tops in butter and then sprinkle sugar on the tops. Makes about 1 dozen.

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes

 

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Doughnut Muffins…..?

I found this recipe online complements of “Land O’Lakes”…. I really want to try this one! So I thought I would share it with you all. If anyone has tried it I would love to hear how they turned out. I think when I make them I am going to add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla to the muffin recipe though….just a thought…

Doughnut Muffins:

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup butter (melted)

1 egg (beaten)

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping:

1/3 cup butter (melted)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 cup muffin pan or use paper muffin liners. Set aside.

Combine milk, 1/3 cup melted butter and egg in bowl. Set aside.

Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in bowl.

Then add the wet and dry ingredients together and stir until combined.

Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. When done remove muffins from pans and let cool for 2 minutes.

Topping:

While muffins are baking place your 1/3 cup melted butter in bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in another bowl. After the muffins have cooled for 2 minutes dip muffin tops in butter and then dip in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Done!

So please let me know if you have tried it or if you plan on trying! Would love to hear your results!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes

 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Sorry my wonderful followers…we have sorta put this blog on hold for a bit… I will try to start posting again more often. For today I have one of my favorite cookie recipes….

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening or unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped ( optional )

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

With an electric mixer, cream the shortening or butter and both sugars together until smooth. Add the vanilla and egg, mixing well. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Spoon the flour mixture gradually into the creamed sugar mixture. Stir in the cranberries, white chocolate chips and if using also add macadamia nuts. Drop by heaping spoonfuls, about 2 tablespoons, onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time until lightly golden on top and the edges are set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the sheet about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

ENJOY!!!!

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes

 

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Buttery Grilled Shrimp

We have been using this recipe for a few years now and let me tell you it is so easy to do and it tastes fabulous!

 

1/2 cup butter

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp salt

2 lbs uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; set aside 1/4 cup. Slide shrimp on wooden skewers, you will need about 6 or 8 of them. Grill shrimp, over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until they turn pink, basting occasionally with the butter mixture. Remove from the grill, brush with the reserved butter mixture or use it as a dip and dip them in it. Very Yummy!!! Also work well on grilled Lobster Tails!

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Recipes

 

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Bread Pudding and Vanilla Sauce…

My adventures yesterday took me to making Bread Pudding and Vanilla Sauce! I had never made this before, but to my surprise it was actually very easy. Next time I may add a few things to it…maybe some walnuts or chocolate chips, just to experiment. LoL! Anyway, here are the recipe’s I used! Very Tasty!!!

 

Bread Pudding

Ingredients:

3 eggs (beaten)

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup butter (melted)

3 cups milk

10 slices hearty farmhouse bread (toasted and cut into cubes) I myself used an 8 pack of hotdog buns, opened them up and put them on a cookie sheet and toasted them in the oven and they worked perfectly! Just the right amount!

1 cup raisins

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Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees, grease a 2 quart baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the 3 eggs, sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and milk together.

Gently stir in the bread crumbs and raisins, and then lightly spoon mixture into the prepared dish.

Bake until browned and set in the middle, about 55 minutes to an hour. Cover with foil after about 30 minutes to prevent over browning. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

 

Vanilla Sauce

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon flour (I used 2 tablespoons)

a pinch of cinnamon

a pinch of salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter (melted)

1 tablespoon of vanilla (I used 1 1/2)

 

Directions:

Whisk everything together in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and sauce coats the back of a spoon about 10 to 15 minutes.

Pour sauce over warm bread pudding….

Refrigerate any leftovers for later!

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in cooking, Recipes

 

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Homemade Peppermint Pattie Recipe

4 Cups – Powdered Sugar

1/4 Cup – Evaporated Milk

2 Tbs – Butter – Softened

2 to 3 Tea – Peppermint Extract ( I used 3 Tea, its pretty strong I would recommend only using 2 Tea to start with on your first batch unless you really love peppermint! )

1/2 Tea – Vanilla

Mix all but milk, mix well then add milk and stir well.

Roll into 1 Inch balls and put in Fridge for 20 min

Take out of fridge and Flatten them out then put back in Fridge for 30 min

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2 Cups – Chocolate Chips

2 Tbs – Shortening

Melt together and Dip your Patties in it…Set on wax paper or parchment paper and put back in Fridge to cool chocolate.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Recipes

 

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Alfredo Sauce

1/2 cup butter

1 ( 8 ounce ) package of cream cheese

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 cups of milk

6 ounces of grated parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with a wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked to long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Recipes

 

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