Sunday, January 17, 2010

I started making hot pads and oven mitts to give as gifts. They are so fun to make and I thought a fun Make a Mix in a bag and recipe would fit in side with a wooden spoon just fine. You can see the gift basket I did at my other blog
Make A Mix Muffin Mix Recipe
8 cups all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
3 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. MIX WELL! Put in an airtight container.
Label with date and contents. Store in a cool dry place. Use within 6-8 months.
Makes about 11 cups of muffin mix, enough for 4 batches s of muffins.
(To make with muffin mix above)
2 3/4 cups Muffin Mix
1 egg beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine melted (or 1/2 cup vegetable oil)
Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Put Muffin Mix in a medium bowl. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine egg, milk, butter. Add all at once to Muffin Mix. Stir until mix is just moistened: batter should be lumpy . Fill muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake 15 min. or until golden brown.
Place pan on wire rack for 5 min. Remove muffins from pan and serve warm or place on a wire rack to cool. These muffins FREEZE WELL! Makes 12 muffins.
VARIATIONS: Cappuccino chip muffins= add 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1 tbsp. espresso powder to dry ingredients. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to wet ingredients. Add 3/4 cup semisweet morsels to batter.
I got this recipe from they have a lot of recipes I have tried and LOVED! Your will have to stop by there and my other blog! You can always wrap in cellophane and tie with left over fabric and tie the wooden spoon in the bow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I know this isn't the usual New Year picture but it seem that I am always so busy at Christmas time I really don't enjoy the tree until after. I had vacation after Christmas this year and I got to take time to sip tea and sit by the tree! Ahhh I love it! I love turning off the ceiling lights and watching TV with the tree lights on and a warm cup of French Vanilla tea. Of and of course so of the wonderful goodies from christmas.

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