So much of house & home for me happens in the kitchen. It truly is the heart of the home, where it seems most of memories occur. So today we're beginning a new series called, In the Kitchen, where I'll share our family's favorite dishes. They're always fairly simple but deliciously delicious.
At the beginning of every pregnancy my cooking tends to go into severe hibernation. We survive on take-out and very simple meals...lots of pancakes & sandwiches! I'm stepping into my 3rd trimester though & my ability to cook has returned. I still have some tastes, textures & smells I avoid and I'm still drawn to overly richer foods than normal, but I'll take it.
These muffins have been in our family since I can remember. They come from a community cookbook that I remember pulling from the kitchen shelf quite often. It was in an olive green 3-ring binder and the pages were an assortment of orange, yellow & brown...any guesses as to when that book may have come into existence?! :) . It was well-used...the cover was literally halfway melted off from being abandoned too close to the stove. I can't remember any recipe that came from that book but this one...it was always my older brother's favorite addition to any meal. Dense and hearty, I made some of these this week to send in lunches and to grab for breakfast in a dash.
I like to double them, then put some in the freezer to pull out on a whim. They are best without the paper liners, but on this day, I was out of Pam, so liners it was. Such is life...just doing the best with what we've got.
2 C Bisquick
1/4 C Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 C Applesauce
1/4 C cold milk
2 TB oil
1 slightly beaten egg
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 12 min or until a touch of golden on top.
Remove from muffin tins, then dip tops in melted butter, then cinnamon & sugar.
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.