Thursday, June 14, 2012

Corn Muffins in a Jiffy

I can whip these up anytime with ingredients I have
 on hand and save a trip to the store.
This recipe makes 6 corn muffins just like a box of
 Whisk together; flour, cornmeal, sugar, BP,
and salt in a large bowl.
 In another medium bowl whisk the egg, milk 
and oil. Add to the dry ingredients and
 stir just until combined.
 Fill 6 sprayed muffin cups.
 Bake @400 for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
 Serve while still warm
 with butter or, my favorite way
with butter and raspberry jam. 
Nice with breakfast.

Corn Muffins in a Jiffy
1/2 C flour
1/2 C yellow corn meal
3 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
Whisk together in a large bowl
1 egg
1/3 C milk
2 T vegetable oil
Whisk together then add to the dry 
ingredients and stir just until combined. 
Fill 6 sprayed muffin cups and bake 
@400 for 12-15 minutes, until golden.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffins

The thing I love about muffins is that you can mix 
them up and bake them in under 30 minutes.
Try these anytime you want something yummy 
and home baked to enjoy with your coffee.
You probably have  all the ingredients in the house.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave.
 Add the sour cream, egg and vanilla to the butter.
 Whisk until well blended.
Add to the dry ingredients and gently stir until just
combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide the mixture among paper lined muffin pan.
 Bake until golden, about 16 minutes.
Remove from pan. I like them still warm.
Loaded with mini chocolate chips.
Homemade dozen to share.

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Muffins
 1-1/2 C flour
2/3 C sugar
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
5 T butter, melted
1 C sour cream
1 egg
1 t vanilla
Melt the butter in a medium bowl. 
Add sour cream, egg and vanilla.
Whisk until well blended. Add to the
dry ingredients and stir with a rubber 
spatula until just combined. Do not beat.
Gently stir in
1 C mini chocolate chips
Evenly divide batter among a 
paper-lined 12 cup muffin pan.
Bake @350 for 16-18 minutes.
12 muffins


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

We have a winner in the 
Shelby Keith....come on down!
Here's the recipe that started it all....
Beer But Chicken
It originally used a can of beer, 
but this is so much easier because you make it
in the oven.
Use your favorite seasoning mix or try this one.
 Beer, oil, 3t house seasoning, 3t seasoned salt,
 a sprig of rosemary. Rinse and dry the chicken.
 Pour the beer into the center well to about 3/4 full. 
Add a sprig of rosemary and whatever herbs you
 like. I also have oregano and sage growing in my 
herb garden, so I added those. Combine the house 
seasoning and seasoned salt. Add about a teaspoon
 of seasoning mixture to the well.
 Rub your chicken with oil and add about 1 t
 of seasoning mixture to the inside and
 sprinkle another1 t all over the outside. 
Slide the chicken down over the well. 
Plug the neck opening with a little foil. 
Put the chicken cooker into a COLD oven
 and then turn the oven to 350. Now...
put you feet up and drink the rest of your beer. 
Roast for 1-1/2 hours.  until nicely browned.
Let rest for 10 minutes before carving. 
Serve with the juices.

House Seasoning
1 C salt
1/4 C pepper
1/4 C garlic powder
Combine and store in a 
large shaker container.
Goes with everything.

Shelby please email me at!