Monday, September 16, 2013

Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping



Yesterday, I made my family our favorite blueberry muffins for breakfast and decided to snap a picture and share this recipe.  The muffins are light and mildly sweet with a delicious streusel topping.  They don't last long around here.

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Blueberry Muffins

Recipe from Betty Crocker Cookbook Bridal Edition
Ingredients:
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Method:
Preheat oven to 400F.  Grease bottoms only of 12 standard muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.  Make streusel topping (recipe below) and set aside.  Beat milk, oil, and egg in a large bowl with fork or wire whisk. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt all at once, just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).  Fold in blueberries.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.  Sprinkle each with about 1 Tbsp topping.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Streusel topping

1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2Ttbsp. firm butter

Mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.  Cut in butter until crumbly.

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A quick update on my Cleaning/Organizing Project:

Last Friday, the big boys and I finished up the Living Room.  I just have to share this picture I took when we pulled back the large area rug and cleaned the hardwood underneath.  I think it is just so pretty.


Today, I moved on to the kitchen.  I am planning on spending two full weeks on this room, and it needs it.  I decided to take a top down approach to the kitchen, so,today, I wiped off the tops of my upper cabinets.  I used to have décor that sat up there, but about a year ago, I decided that I was tired of the amount of time it took me to clean everything up there and took it all down.  It has been so nice.  Now cleaning above the upper cabinets takes about 1/10th of the time and I think I prefer the simpler look as well.



 I also cleaned off the top of my refrigerator, which lately had become quite a mess.  I would prefer to keep the top of the refrigerator completely clear, but unfortunately, my pantry cupboard is pretty small, so the top of the fridge is the only place to keep the cold cereal.  Obviously, I need to restock, but all of these cereal containers are clean and ready to be refilled after my shopping trip tomorrow.


I also straightened up the cupboard above the fridge.  It holds stuff that we don't use all that often, like picnic supplies and insulated bags.

Tomorrow, I plan to get to the rest of the upper cabinets.

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