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Anadama Muffins

Here you go Saver!  This recipe is from 1001 Muffins, Biscuits, Doughnuts, Pancakes, Waffles, Popovers, Fritters, Scones and Other Quick Breads by Gregg R. Gillespie.

Anadama Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  •   1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  •   1/2 tsp. baking soda
  •   1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  •   1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed) ( I’ve used dark, it was fine)
  • 3 Tbls. molasses
  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk  (Sour milk = 1 cup minus 1 Tbls milk plus 1 Tbls. vinegar.  Let this sit 5 minutes or more before using.)
  •   1/4 tsp. butter, melted (I don’t bother)

Some the instructions I’ve modified to suit us.

1)  Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F.  Lightly grease a muffin pan or line with paper baking cups.

2)   In a large bowl, blend together all the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg, butter, and sugar together well.  Then add the molasses and mix well (this will help keep the molasses from sinking to the bottom of the bowl when you add the milk.)  Now add the milk and mix.  Adding wet to dry, combine the two mixtures until the dry ingredients are just moistened.

3)  Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full and bake 12 – 15 minutes.  Toothpick inserted into the center of muffin should come out clean.  Cool in pan on trivet or wire rack for 7 minutes and then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.  Or serve warm (yum).  A narrow spatula run around the edge of the muffins will help loosen them from the pan.  For me, this makes 11 muffins.

ENJOY!

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March Box (Yep, I Got To It In March!)

Yes, I actually got to the March Box before March ended!  Hopefully, April will find me back on track.  Enjoy!  (For those of you who want to find out how my boxes got started, click here on The January Box.)

Here is a Marjolein Bastion tealight holder.  I have two!  Both my mums-in-law and my BFF got me this for Christmas the same year!

Here is a Marjolein Bastion tealight holder. I have two! Both my mums-in-law and my BFF got me this for Christmas the same year!

This was given to me by an older friend of mine many years ago.  She left for Oregon to live with her daughter and take care of her grandkids.  She is much missed.

This was given to me by an older friend of mine many years ago. She left for Oregon to live with her daughter and take care of her grandkids. She is much missed.

This is adorable.  But I can't remember where or when I got it!

This is adorable. But I can’t remember where or when I got it!

Another Marjolein Bastin creation. I can't remember who got me this.  Probably my BFF, but I also could have gotten it for myself.  I love that the teapot is a watering can.

Another Marjolein Bastin creation. I can’t remember who got me this. Probably my BFF, but I also could have gotten it for myself. I love that the teapot is a watering can.

On the shelf.  The bits and bobs on the bottom shelf are mostly keepsakes.  Most of them mine, but some belong to my kids.

On the shelf. The bits and bobs on the bottom shelf are mostly keepsakes. Most of them mine, but some belong to my kids.

Ta Da!  The first 'big' thing I knitted after I did a wash cloth or two were these placemats.  Multicolored yarn was a mystery to me and I wound up with four very different placemats!  Check out the front left placemat.

Ta Da! The first ‘big’ thing I knitted after I did a wash cloth or two were these placemats. Multicolored yarn was a mystery to me and I wound up with four very different placemats! Check out the front left place mat.

A bunny!  My kids used to call it a 'demon bunny'.  Hey, Saver, do you remember why?

A bunny! My kids used to call it a ‘demon bunny’. Hey, Saver, do you remember why?

Here's what it looked like after I put a bunch of stuff back on it.  Plants I'm trying to save (orchids) and some given or purchased.  The ice cream bucket has baby aquarium plants in it.  Hey, that table's pretty empty for around here!

Here’s what it looked like after I put a bunch of stuff back on it. Plants I’m trying to save (orchids) and some given or purchased. The ice cream bucket has baby aquarium plants in it. Hey, that table’s pretty empty for around here!

I had some help taking pictures.

I had some help taking pictures.

I made myself a treat.  Anadama muffins!  Mmm, Mmm good!

I made myself a treat. Anadama muffins! Mmm, Mmm good!

Mug of the Day

A springtime mug!

A springtime mug!

Time to wrap this up.  It’s midnight already!  Sheesh!

Miserable Little Thief

Soooooooo, I had the munchies.  A batch of Anadama muffins got thrown into the oven.  They’re faster than cookies.

Boy, did these smell good while they were cooking!

Boy, did these smell good while they were cooking!

Unfortunately, someone else thought they smelled good, too.  And she decided to help herself right off the kitchen counter.

Yep, that's Annie with one of my muffins.  Espe's going to see if she wants some, too.

Yep, that’s Annie with one of my muffins. Espe’s going to see if she wants some, too.

Annie starts chowing down.  Notice Jake in the crate waiting for his nightly bone.  I'm a mean mommy so they did not get to finish that entire muffin!

Annie starts chowing down. Notice Jake in the crate waiting for his nightly bone. I’m a mean mommy so they did not get to finish that entire muffin!

Little Brat.

Little Brat.

Life At Our House

I have managed to get one thing done for Christmas.  I got my holiday towels out!

Holiday Pot Holders!

Holiday Pot Holders!

And the first of about 12ish? Holiday Towels!

And the first of about 12ish? Holiday Towels!

Yes, I know I’m running out of time till Christmas.  I’m running late as usual anymore.  Is this really a surprise?  But I do swear that Once-Upon-A-Time I actually did get started at Thanksgiving.  And the tree would go up BEFORE Christmas Eve.  Maybe, again, someday….