Sunday, July 15, 2012

The County Fair....and a Muffin Recipe!

Brandie and Haleigh are in Mini 4-H this year. Mini 4-H wasn't around when I was a 4-H member, so it's all  new to us.

In Mini 4-H you exhibit a collection of, well, anything!

Brandie entered her collection of bracelets. She has beaded bracelets, fancy bracelets, grow-in-the-dark bracelets, and even bracelets for her American Girl doll!

Haleigh exhibited her collection of rocks from Sullivan Lake. 

I mixed up some muffins yesterday and took three of them to enter in Open Class. I was pleasantly surprised to win the Grand Champion for Open Class Foods!

Here's the recipe!

Easy Banana Muffins

3-4 Over-ripe Bananas
1 Yellow Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2 c Chocolate Chips, optional
1/2 c Chopped Walnuts, also optional

Mash the bananas. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. 
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 for 17 minutes.

You can also bake it in a loaf pan for about 45 minutes.

I just dumped in some chocolate chips and walnuts. I'm pretty sure there was more than 1/2 cup of each!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Best Blueberry Muffins!

Last week I found blueberries priced at $.99 for one of the larger containers (hmmm....I have no idea how much was in one of those plastic boxes). I was so excited that I bought SEVEN of them! Yep, we love blueberries around here!

Olivia at recently posted a blueberry muffin recipe that looked fabulous! I thought that if they tasted half as good as the picture looked, they were going to be a hit.

And they were!

Click over to Olivia's blog to see the photo that will make you salivate and cause you to think that you must find blueberries. Now.

Here's her recipe:

Easy, Breezy Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2c. Self-rising Flour (I used all purpose flour with baking powder. Self-rising flour must be a Southern thing.)
1/2c Sugar
1/2c Milk
1/4c oil
1 egg
1c blueberries

Mix sugar and flour. Add milk, oil, and egg. Mix well. Add the blueberries.
Put batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking if you like. (We liked. A lot!)
400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Makes 12.

I doubled the recipe and it made 18 for us. They freeze great!

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