With the kids home for the summer,
there has been a huge amount of baking
going on at our house.
1) Easy Cheesy Fudge Brownies.
Not really that easy.
Not difficult either really.
Just time consuming.
Now I remember why I rarely make them.
But they are soo good.
2) Butterscotch Snack Cake (twice).
3) Turtle Bars.
Both super easy.
4) Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Who doesn't like these?
Oh, that's right.
Is there anyone else in this world who doesn't like them?
I think not.
5) Mulberry Pie.
We have a mulberry tree.
So now this picture is self-explanatory.
They didn't waste all of them.
My hubby had been asking for mulberry pie.
I had never made it.
He and Brookie went out last Saturday evening
and picked a big bowl full.
I felt obligated to make a pie.
I mean I made one because I love them so much.
I'm not crazy about fresh mulberries.
So the pie was much better than I thought it would be.
One of the best parts was it was super cheap.
Just ingredients for the crust.
And a little sugar and flour for the filling.
6) Blackberry Muffins (twice).
Lately our local grocery store
has had blackberries on sale for $1.
Couldn't resist that.
I decided blackberry muffins were a must.
Muffins are better dipped in melted butter and sugar.
That was something I added to the recipe I found.
I had 3 extra kids at my house the morning I first made these.
They were all playing downstairs.
Instead of letting them know the muffins were ready,
I sat down with my coffee and muffin.
All. By. Myself.
2 c. all purpose flour
1T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. milk
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
11 oz. fresh blackberries, cut in half
Whisk together flour, baking pwd., and salt.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Add the berries. Do not overmix. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake @ 400 degrees in greased muffin tins 17-20 minutes.
Let cool 2-3 minutes. Remove from tins and dip tops in melted butter and sugar.
Makes 15-18 muffins.
Go make some.
And eat one.
Just like me.
That's your dream, right?
To be like me.
I thought so.
Thanks for saying so.
You really are too kind.
22 hours ago