Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

PhotobucketThis is my very favorite muffin recipe. I discovered it last year I think and love making it as much as possible! These are so moist and delicious-a must when it's autumn! This also makes great bread, just put in greased loaf pans and add time-20 or so more minutes, depending on loaf pan size (until toothpick comes out clean).

2 1/2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c canned pumpkin puree
1/2 oil
2 c peeled, chopped apple (any sweet variety)

Streusel topping:

2 T flour
1/4 c sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
4 t butter

-Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 24 muffin cups or use paper liners.
-In large bowl sift together dry ingredients.
-In another bowl mix wet ingredients well. Add to dry ingredients until just mixed and moistened.
-Fold in apples. Spoon batter into cups.
-In a small bowl mix streusel ingredients (I like to use my hand) until nice and crumbly. Sprinkle on top of each muffin.
-Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pigs in a Blanket

Doesn't this sound cozy with the cold weather here? Well, this is the world's easiest meal, and one the whole family loves.

Hot Dogs--your favorite brand (I only buy Oscar Meyer or Falls Brand beef franks)
Rhoades Rolls (same number as hot dogs) regular is fine, but Texas rolls are a little bigger and easier to roll around dogs.

Thaw rolls and let them raise a little. Let your hot dogs come to room temp, or microwave them for about 30 seconds. This aides in rising time. Wrap the hot dog in the roll. Roll out or just shape around. Seal the seam. Place seam side down on greased cookie sheet. Let them rise til about double. Bake 350 til rolls are golden (12-15 min usually). Serve with lots of ketchup! These are sooo good. They are always a hit!