Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall and Apples


Jonathan and I apple picking!

It hs been such a lovely Fall in Ohio.
We have had warm weather and beautiful Fall change of colors. The kids and I have been staying busy with soccer, school and anticipation of next month! We went Apple picking and have been making lots of goodies with our abundance of apples. Hope everyone else is having a "Happy Fall" as well!

Caramel Apple Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 TBS chopped candies ginger
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder, ginger and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top of the cup.

In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup brown c sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together with fork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
To make caramel
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 cup heavy cream
Melt sugar in heavy pan. Stir with wooden spoon. Watch carefully or it will burn. When melted add butter and allow to melt, then add cream. Stir until comes together. It takes about 3-4 minutes for this to happen.
When muffins are still warm cut slit in top and pour 1-2 TBS of caramel down into hole. I add more caramel once muffins have cooled. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its been way too long.....

I have really been slacking on keeping my blog updated. I think that I was even kicked out of my Barefoot Bloggers club since I haven't participated in such a long time... My parents are visiting this week and have been doing lots of fun Grandparent outings with them. I took my parents down to Holmes County to visit the Amish Community. I tried a new recipe for pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting today. I took them to my Womens Bible Study. They were such a hit all I came home with was an empty container. I wanted to share this easy Fall recipe.
Pumkpin Muffins
1 yellow cake mix
1 can trader joes can of pumpkin
1 ts cinnamon
Mix these 3 together and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Frosting
1 8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter at room temp
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ts. vanilla
These were so quick and easy. Thanks for the recipe Ellyn!

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