Donut Muffins

I did not love these like i thought i would...i really love a donut. i love a muffin and i LOVE anything rolled in sugar and butter. so i was not as impressed as i thought i would be. but still, they were pretty good. i think maybe some cinnamon would help...

Sugar Donut Muffins

3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking power

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)

1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
Divide batter evenly into 10 muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

While muffins are baking, melt butter and pour remaining sugar into a small bowl.
When muffins are done, lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 10 muffins.


coffee cake

now, i know in these pics this doesnt look like the most amazing thing you have ever tasted, but it me. it is. a woman from my church gave it to me when we first got married and its been jeffs favorite thing since. so, on match day i made it for him before we found out where he was going to residency. its pretty easy but it takes some practice to figure out how long to cook it.
sour cream coffee cake
2 sticks butter. cream
2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 c sour cream
2 C flour
cream margarine or butter and mix in eggs and add all ingredients in order.
in separate bowl mix:
1 c chopped nuts (but i dont)
8 T brown sugar
2 t cinnamon

grease bundt pan well and put enough cake batter to cover bottom; add 1/3 of dry mixture. add layer of cake batter and then more dry mixture and rest of batter and the rest of the dry mixture. cook at 350 for 45-60 min.

mini strawberry pies

mini strawberry pies
now, this recipe would make my mama cry. her strawberry pie is amazing and its made with homemade crust and whip cream, not cool whip. never cool whip. only the real deal. but this one is not the real deal. its the easiest thing in the world and made completely with store bought items. nothing exciting here, folks. except when you put it in your mouth. super exciting. i LOVED it. couldnt stop eating these little suckers.
mini strawberry pies

frozen pie crust
pound of strawberries
halfa cup of sugar
2 t corn starch
cool whip

roll out the pie crust and cut it into little mini circles. put them into a muffin pan and cook on 350 for about 8-10 min.
mix the cornstarch, strawberries (diced) and sugar together. put those into the mini pie crusts when they are done. dollop some cool whip on top.
and youre done.
love it!