Tag Archives: sweets

Pup-Proof

25 Feb

It’s SPRING BREAK at NMU!! My friend, Lacy is going to California for vacay and since I’m staying here in Marquette, I’ve agreed to babysit her 2 year old poodle, Namu (aka Moon).

Moon likes to get into trouble pretty often so I’ve been in the process of puppy-proofing my apartment. Photographs & mats have been hidden, dvds are up out of reach and I have to pay special attention to sweets. Moon LOVES gum & candy. It inspired my photo of the day, where I’ve reused my mom’s Valentine’s box to hide it away from him. I have a really strong sense that I’m going to be kept super busy over the next 10 days : )

Gum, chocolate, licorice, trail mix, etc- all going in the box & on top of the fridge, away from the crazy canine!

I'm a proud auntie : )

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I have a craving…

13 Nov

… Or maybe it’s because I’ve been a little homesick lately (haven’t been back to Grand Rapids since June) but I’m going to share with you the recipe of one of my favorite sweet treats my mom makes for me when I come home to visit. 🙂

Mom’s Blueberry Muffins w/ Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup blueberries (freshly picked are the BEST!)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt first. Stir in egg, milk & oil until just moistened. Lightly stir in blueberries. Place in paper muffin cups, about 2/3 full each. Top with streusel topping (below) & bake at 400°F for approximately 20 minutes. Voila!!

Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 chopped nuts (optional)

Combine these & sprinkle over the muffins before baking. 🙂