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Snickerdoodle muffins

Snickerdoodle MuffinsAt Christmas time, I love making Snickerdoodles especially with green and red baking sugar instead of regular grandulated sugar.  So when I saw a recipe for Snickerdoodle muffins on a new blog (at least for me), I knew that I needed to make them.  Today provided a great opportunity to make them.  I was going to pick up the Imaginative One from VBS and then going to visit Mary Jane before heading to the library.  We eat our lunch at her house while visiting.  I decided I needed to treat Mary Jane to a homemade treat. 

The Imaginative One, Mary Jane, and myself all agree that these muffins are keepers.

Without futher ado, I present you the recipe for Snickerdoodle muffins. 

Snickerdoodle muffins

from Eat at home cook

 

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. of sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon (Or if you were me, you would use even more cinnamon.)

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda.  Put aside.
  2. Using either your mixer or your hand held mixer, cream the butter and sugar. 
  3. Add the eggs (I usually break the eggs in a bowl and add them one at a time.). 
  4. Add the milk and vanilla.  Mix until it is well combined.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients until well moistened.  (I put a little bit of the dry ingredients at a time.)
  6. Fill muffin cups 2/3rds of the way full of batter.
  7. Sprinkle the muffins with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Enjoy!!!

You are going to want to make these.

Easy Peasy BBQ chicken

This really isn’t a recipe.  Instead it’s a method.  I take chicken pieces – legs, breasts, thighs, or wings – and place them in the crockpot.  Then I take a bottle of bbq sauce and pour it over the chicken.  Then I cook the chicken all day on low (6 to 8 hours).  The chicken falls off the bone and is delicious.

You can be fancy and put up onion in the crockpot with the chicken.  To be even fancier, you could cook up the onion first and then put it in the oven.

Told you this really wasn’t a recipe but more of a method.

Sausage-sauerkraut skillet dinner

One of my favorite blogs is Cooking during stolen moments. Kate, the author, often has good recipes that my family enjoys eating. One of those recipes is Sausage-Sauekraut skillet dinner. I saw the recipe when she posted it in May and decided I needed to put it on my menu plan.

To be honest, I’m the only one who enjoys eating sauerkraut.  Hubby does eat it; however, it’s not his favorite.  When I made it on Monday, the boys humored me and tried the sauerkraut.  They both decided they were not fans of it.  They both loved the sausage.  I could have saved the time and effort and just cooked up the sausage.  Hubby did enjoy it and I loved it.  But I love sauerkraut so the likely hood of me liking it was great.

Things I did differently:
I used turkey sausage.  There is no difference in taste.
Instead of canned sauerkraut, I used refridgerated sauerkraut.  I also rinsed off the sauerkraut before putting it in the skillet.
I also used three potatoes.