Category Archives: Baked Goods

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

I’ve decided to put myself on a diet. Well, not just me, but my BF too. I have managed to lose my weight and I’m trying not to let it creap back up. The easiest thing to do is to make myself eat more fruits and veggies and start going for walks everyday with the dog, which benefits Kato and me! If only it would stop raining… we haven’t seen the sun since last week.. It makes everyone a little grouchy I think. I would definitely recommend spraying muffin tins and not using paper liners like I did, they stick to the liners..

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup reserved blueberry juice (from thawed blueberries)
1  cup blueberries frozen (thawed)

topping:
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar

In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl mix the remaining ingredients together except the blue berries. Add the flour mixture until well blended and fold in the blueberries.

Bake at 350 for 25 mins. When done pierce with fork and brush the tops with milk and roll in sugar.

I must say, I like the nutty taste of the whole wheat flour and the blueberries go well with it. My oven was at 400 and they were definitely over cooked, so I recommend lowering the cooking temperature.

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Rice Krispie Treats

Sometimes, every now and then I have a craving for something my Mom would make us. Something that brings comfort and memories in. This is one of those things. I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make! I always putted off making these because I thought they would be too hard or complicated, I don’t think I ever even really read the recipe before today.

I did some reasearch and, thanks to Mildred Day, in 1928, who made rice krispies treats for a girls camp fundraiser, we now have these yummy treats. She was working for Kellogs at the time and decided to use the cereal to make them. They are a sister to puffed wheat treats and to the popcorn ball. Both also favorites of my family… maybe popcorn balls will be my next treat.. yum!

 

Rice Krispie Treats

1/2 cup butter
40 regular marshmellows (a full big bag)
6 cups Rice Krispies

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Granny’s Rhubarb Cake

Its been slow at work lately, and we’ve been getting a lot of treats in to munch on during the day. This is one of my favorite treats that was brought in, aaaaaand I got to use up more rhubarb from my back yard!

Granny’s Rhubarb Cake

1 1/2 cups white or brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sour milk *see note below
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups rhubarb (1″ pieces)

In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together. In a small bowl mix all the wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and mix. Fold in the rhubarb last. Pour into a greased pan and bake for 40 minutes in a 350 oven.

For Sour Milk

1 cup milk
2 tbsp vinegar.

Mix together and let stand foro 10 minutes.