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There is just something about one of your favorite recipes from one of your favorite cookbooks, isn't there? By the looks of the page in this cookbook, it is pretty obvious we make these recipes often!

One of our favorites from this page is Emily's Muffin Medley (named after my beautiful niece! My sister-in-law made this snack for her when she was little and learning to eat table food. It is a great combination of treat with a few healthy additions, plus it is a great recipe to make with little hands to help!

Watch your fingers!

Ingredients you will need for the original recipe from the First United Methodist Church Cookbook:

2 c. peeled, diced green apples

2 c. grated carrot, zucchini, or a combination of both (we do the combo)

3/4 c. sugar

2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 c. oil

2 tsp. vanilla

2 c. flour

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1 c. raisins (optional)

In a large bowl, combine apples, grated vegetables and sugar. Add eggs, oil and vanilla, then blend. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients, then mix into wet ingredients; add raisins. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for about 25 minutes at 325* Yields around 24 muffins

We virtually make the recipe the same with these modifications:

no raisins, applesauce instead of oil, and 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg

It is a very wet mixture, no worries, it is suppose to be like that. 🙂
OF course you have to use your left over Santa cupcake liners OR a liner of your choice. 🙂

This is a great recipe to make anytime of the year, especially if you have some frozen zucchini in the freezer, otherwise just grab 1 zucchini from the grocery store and that should be perfect for this recipe.

Do you have a favorite cookbook that has pages that look like mine? Where did you get it, why is it special to you? Any favorite muffin recipes you want to share?

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Wreck this what?

Looking for a gift for that creative child, young adult or adult in your life?  Check out Wreck This Journal.

One of the many pages that the girls have created.

My daughter LOVES her Wreck This Journal, so much she has more than one.  She has been working in the same journal for over two years and continues to work in it, add new things, and change the cover of it often.  Seriously, every time I see it laying around it has a different look on the cover!

Here are several reasons you should order one today:

  1. It provides cheap entertainment for kids, literally, they run around the house looking for scraps, fruit stickers, used stamps, and gum to put in the journal.
  2. It keeps kids busy for minutes, half-hours, hours and days at a time.  Who doesn’t need an activity like that when it is 3* Farenheit?
  3. It sparks creativity in all ages!  I have watched my girls create things with their imaginations and sometimes wonder how they even thought of the things they wrote in their journal.
  4. It’s inexpensive for the amount of fun that is to be had with the book.

The girls and I would love to hear how you or the recipient of a Wreck This Journal liked the gift, comment below and tell us all about it.

From The Gravel Road-

Jen

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