These deliciously spicy muffins are ‘kissed’ with a touch of the Tropics – a buttered-rum-coconut heart that will have you swooning with every bite. The unusual addition of cornmeal makes the muffins even more wholesome texturally, and the addition of a dollop of sour cream in the batter provides a tender crumb. Don’t let the long list of ingredients phase you – these come together in no time at all.
How to make fresh butter yourself. This is a great project for a school class, using smaller amounts of cream and baby food jars. It tastes so much better than margarine, even with almost expired cream :-) Using 1 cup of cream , you will end up with about 1 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. I don't like to put salt in mine, but it helps preserve the butter, especially if you keep it in a butter bell.
We made these all the time when I was a kiddo because it's easy and fun for kids to make and super fast. My mom liked it because it was a good use for leftover mashed potatoes (you can also use instant potatoes). I know it sounds like a totally weird recipe, but it is fantastic!
Well, I can't tell you HOW I got the "secret ingredient", but it's one of those things where you kind of say to yourself, "Now why didn't I think of that"? Coffee creamer! The powdered kind. That's it--simple I know! I grew up on these things--a must have at the mall--and trying to make them at home just wasn't quite right....try this. You may need to fiddle with the amounts some. When I make this recipe the blender is topped off - about 1/2 inch from the rim, but I don't really measure anything when I make it--i just throw stuff in until it tastes right.
Really! You CAN grow donuts!! This recipe was sent home by my son's K teacher. All my kids loved it! *The Kindy kids colored a picture of doughnuts growing on a tree - the teacher then made a little seed package by stapling the coloring to another paper; she then put some cereal inside (aka Doughnut Seeds) - so cute!
Check these out before you say GROSS!! They're not what you think....Honest. I had these a while back at my stamp club, courtesy of another stamper. They are so popular around here right now that you can't find the pretzel rings or Hugs just anywhere. Hope you'll try them too! They're so simple, I'm kinda ashamed to call it a recipe.........
ZWT MidAtlantic for the chocolate
This is adapted from Jane Kinderlehrer's Banana Pecan Tartlets, found in her Smart Cookies book. The pecans are for garnish. I had forgotten the name and that part of the recipe. I guess I just think of them as Yum.
I whipped this up after my husband decided to try peanut butter and sour cream together on a spoon. He liked it so much he came to me and asked, "Are there any recipes that use peanut butter and sour cream together?" This is similar to some refrigerated pie fillings but I made it sugar free. I also didn't find any recipes that used cream cheese/neufchatel, cool whip AND sour cream together. It turned out great. Use as a pudding topped with fresh fruit or as a dip for fresh fruit.
This is the perfect "recipe" for making your own homemade crayons out of the broken crayons lying around your house. This is a fun project to do with your kids! This would also make a fun birthday party project or gift giving idea for young ones! Note: the amount of crayons depends on the type of tin/mold used. ***There is no paraffin needed for this recipe - just broken, chopped up crayons (paraffin was put in as the ingredients per Zaar's system)***