Friday, November 4, 2011


The Thanksgiving and Christmas season is upon us.  I will be cooking & baking with the season's in mind. This banner is made from 4 1/2 inch cut square cardboard, I then cut pieces of natural burlap, sprayed the cardboard with a spray adhesive.  I layed the burlap on top then used a rotory cutter and trimmed each square.  The letters were traced with a stencil and fabric then sprayed and layed on the burlap.  I used a good size lenght of jute, used a hole punch to put holes in the squares then used ripped cotton fabric to make the ties.    Made by Andi    

I tried Yummy's Apple Pie Muffins recipe.  I think Yummy is right, if you love apple pie you should for sure try these delicious apple pie muffins.  They have a warm, spicy, apple pie taste.  I got 16 muffins out of this recipe.  Another keeper for me.  You could also make a bundt cake, drizzle the top with a thin icing.   So go ahead, try this and see what you think.  Thank you Ms. Yummy for a yummy recipe.   
                                                                 Happy baking, Andi

Apple Pie Muffins

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups peeled, coarsely chopped Granny Smith Apples

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and all the spices. In another bowl combine the buttermilk, melted butter, egg, vanilla and brown sugar. Mix this until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the butter/sugar mixture into the well of the dry ingredients. Fold in by hand the chopped apples. Using your cookie scoop, scoop the batter into the lined muffin pans. Place ice cubes in the muffins tins that have no batter.

Make the topping:

Combine all the ingredients for the topping in a small bowl , mix and sprinkle over the top of each muffin.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Bake until the tops spring back when lightly touched with your finger. Cool in the pan then remove to cooling rack and allow to finish cooling.

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  1. The muffins and decorations look amazing! I'm glad you loved the muffins. They're just so good!

  2. Those muffins look really good! They'd be great to have for breakfast tomorrow- Apples and fall go together perfectly. :)

  3. yuuuuuuuum! that looks really good

  4. I can smell the cinnamon!

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop Party, Debra

  5. These look wonderful, nothing is better than a muffin with fruit!

  6. I made these too--whole family loved them!

  7. Crafting and baking... sounds like you have fun!

    I love a good muffin with my morning coffee. These look like they will have substance with the oatmeal added.

    Thanks for joining the Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  8. Love the apple flavor. This would be great for breakfast. Yum. Thank you for participating at Joy of Desserts, Andi. I hope you and your family had a great long Thanksgiving weekend. :-)