Archive for May, 2015

Back on Track. And Apple Muffins.


2015
05.30

imagesFirst of all, my apologies to those of you who sent an Email to say that you could not leave messages at this blog. I “assumed” it was a problem of your computer, and not mine. Ha! The other day I tried to leave a message, and got the error page that everyone had complained about. I’d love to say I fixed it all by myself, but of course that did not happen. I had to call for technical help. Turns out the fix was very simple, and now everything’s back to normal again. Sorry for the delay!

Meanwhile, here’s a recipe for some wonderful apple muffins. If you like apples, you’ll love these.

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Yum!

Apple Muffins

In a small bowl, mix the following ingredients with a wooden spoon:

1 21-oz can apple pie filling
(I empty these into a small deep bowl and use a sharp knife to cut through them a few times to make them smaller)

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Then add 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional), 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Spoon this into lined muffin tins.

Before baking, mix this up and spoon it over the top of the muffins:

1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. This recipe makes about 2 dozen muffins.

Enjoy!

A Couple of Things.


2015
05.08

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThough it seems like I’ve forsaken my blog, I actually haven’t. I think of it fondly every day. Life is just so busy, I tell myself, but the real truth is probably that I’m lots slower than I used to be. If you get the vacuum cleaner into the living room on Friday, and it’s still sitting there on Monday morning, that is a good indication that you’re moving a bit slower. (PS: I haven’t forsake vacuuming, either. Yet.)

So, a couple of things.

First of all, I bought this little bench at Serendipity last fall, and finally got around to painting it for the Little Free Library. I love how it turned out. The letters are those peel-off ones from the Dollar Store. I wonder how they will look after the first rain?

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Additionally, due to all the auctions I’ve attended, I’m getting ready for a garage sale. It was going to be just a small sale, but the more stuff I collected, the larger it got. It’ll be a lot of fun (for shoppers, I mean… it’s a drag to set one up) and I’m eager to get my clean garage back again.

Here’s some of what you’ll find when you show up after I announce the date. Bring your wallet!

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And one very last thing, which is a marvelous quote from a thug on Boardwalk Empire, one of the best things to ever happen to television:

“Remember: From the tiniest acorn grows the mighty elk.”

Talk to you later. I promise.