Monday, August 9, 2010

fall recipe: apple spice muffins!

awesome new fall recipe! i just made these and it's tough not to eat all of them. they are very cake-like, i bet they'd be good with some kind of caramel icing or glaze on them but i haven't gotten that far! also pretty health-friendly because the only fat in them is the oil!

apple spice cookies:

1/4 c. butter

1 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

2/3 c. applesauce

2 1/4 c. baking mix (Bisquick, etc.)

1/4 c. flour

2 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. cinnamon

preheat oven to 375 F. cream butter, sugar & vanilla, then add egg. stir in applesauce and combined dry ingredients. fill muffin tin cups 3/4th of the way and bake 10-15 minutes or until brown and puffy. serve with butter and jam. (strawberry goes really well with these!)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

to do list:

so, i figured i would post these ideas here since if i write them on paper they tend to get lost! so, here are things i want to do before this year is over! not in any specific order:

1. go to the minnesota state fair
2. go to the renaissance festival (OMG!)
3. bake some new pumpkin-flavored goodies
4. make my favorite pumpkin soup
5. go camping
6. have friends over again for a cookout in the park across the street
7. attend church
8. attend a craft group
9. spend as much time in the beautiful weather as absolutely possible - going for an autumn suntan here!
10. start eating healthier
11. get my budget under control
12. drive out to the middle of nowhere and just lay back and look at the stars
13. finish my harry potter scarf!

we'll leave it there since 13 is my lucky number! what are some things you want to do before the end of the year?