Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gingerbread Muffins

Here is a recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers, Angie at A Lil' Country Sugar .
These would be perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. You can see Angie's original recipe and photos here

Gingerbread Muffins
Yield 12-14 muffins

2- 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1-1/2  tsp. salt
Dash ground cloves
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup molasses
1 egg
3/4 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350-F.  Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper muffin cups.

In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves; set aside.

In a larger mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add molasses and egg; mix well. Stir in the dry ingredients alternately with water; mix well.

Fill muffin cups with the batter.  Sprinkle tops with raw sugar if you have it.  Bake for 18-20 minutes. I got exactly 13 muffins by filling the cups almost all the way.

Happy Baking!


  1. Oh you girls are too funny! Each featuring the other on the same day!? F.U.N! I'm sure these are marvy too...they look wonderful. MMMM!

  2. Since your boys loved them, you obviously were'nt dancing when they were baking...;-)

  3. What a fabulous muffin top....and thank you for all the wonderful comments. I have often said that we have a lot in common, and it looks like we think alike too.

  4. These are BEAUTIFUL muffins, and they do sound perfect for Christmas morning!

  5. I'm thinking Christmas morning for these, as well, Michael Ann! Thanks for the recommendation for the raw sugar; I'm using it on a lot of things~
    Merry Christmas!

  6. OH MY!!! Yummy!!!!!

    Merry Christmas Darling,
    May your stocking be filled with lots of sparkly plum lipsticks... wait a sec, that's MY stocking! xoxo

  7. Merry Christmas, those muffins look nice. andi

  8. Merry Christmas! These look wonderful... one of my favorites.

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to more great recipes! ~ Ellen


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