Saturday, April 18, 2009

{refreshing punch}

This is a stand-by of mine, and I make it regularly. It's easy, light, and can be served with just about anything.

Per punchbowl:

1 can white grape juice frozen concentrate
1-2 liters Sprite
limes and lemons

Mix the grape juice and Sprite together (it really is mostly to taste--you can do whatever ratio you prefer). Add ice, and float lemon and lime slices on top.

{cinnamon & sugar sour cream muffins}

I made these for my family this week, and they were literally gone within hours. It has been a favorite since my childhood, and myu love for them has definitely passed to my own kids. This recipe made 24 mini muffins, and 6 larger muffins.

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1-8 oz. carton sour cream
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
cinnamon & sugar mixture

1. Grease muffin tins (12 large or 24 small)
2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
3. Measure sugar into large bowl, then mix in butter.
4. Add eggs, vanilla, and sour cream.
5. Stir in flour mixture.
6. Spoon batter into muffin tin, about 1/3 full.
7. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture, then add more batter until 2/3 full.
8. Sprinkle all the tops with sugar--it will form a nice crust on the top.
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.