Friday, May 24, 2013

Coffee Cake Muffins

Living in an apartment is boring! We have moved out of the house and are waiting for the new house to be done. This morning I have cleaned and mopped the floors and it took me about 5 minutes,,,ok maybe 7. So now I have to find things to occupy my time. Today I tried a new recipe. It is yummy and one I will make again. I originally found this recipe It is a cake but I wanted muffins so I made them in a muffin pan. Here's what I did...

Mixed 1/4 cup flour, 2/3 cup,white sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter together. I mixed the dry ingredients first and with my hand crumbled it with the butter...

Then in another bowl mixed together:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter
In another bowl mix...
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

and pour into the dry ingredients.

Mix together...

Then I divided the mix into 12 muffin cups ( after spraying them with cooking spray). They turned out a little bigger than I wanted so next time I will do 18. Then put the crumble mixture over the top

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until they spring back when touched. Let cool, remove from pan and enjoy!

I did!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Easy Beef Stew

We love roast for Sunday dinner but I never knew what to do with the leftover meat until I found this recipe. I've been making this for awhile and its still a hit everytime.
I love it and who knew a can of tomato soup would be the perfect ingredient for a stew?!
I found this recipe on Bright-Eyed Delicious. Claire is from enumclaw and was in our stake. She has a lot of great recipes.

Easy Beef Stew {from Bright-Eyed Delicious}

1 pound stew meat cubed
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 3 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 can condensed tomato soup
2 cloves garlic, minced
a few sprinkles of Worcestershire

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients together in a 9x13 baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for four hours or until meat and vegetables are tender and caramelized.

Serve over rice or egg noodles, or omit the potatoes and serve over mashed potatoes.