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February 2006


Well for some reason I couldn't sleep very well last night after my DH went to work, so instead of just lying there I decided to get up. -So whatsa girl to do at 2 o'clock in the morning??? -I made Koolaid grape playdough and banana nut bread! Let's just say my kitchen had a very unique smell when I was done, LOL!


Happy at home

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family." - Thomas Jefferson
Ok, now I don't have anything against my in-laws or other people that have campers, but I do wonder why they use them so often. I love my home! -And lest you think that I have a super cool home with an entertainment room with all the coolest games and gagets, let me tell you that it's not so. I do have, for the time being, a very nice apartment, most of our stuff is in storage at my DH's warehouse, and the tub isn't big enough for a adult human being to soak in....but it's our home and as they say, it's where my heart is.


Money Stash

I read a brief article this morning about Japanese housewives hiding money from their working husbands. It said that 46% of the ladies surveyed hid an average of 2.41 million yen (20,000 dollars) from their spouses! -That's alotta dough!

Well my hubbie is safe, he knows about any money I have and I like it like that. -I'm sure he does too! What I find interesting is that these women feel like they have to hoard hide it from their assumed Love.


Apple Oat and Spice Muffins

Here's a muffin recipe I made this morning. These come out moist and delicious and smell fabulous when baking!

Apple, Oat, and Spice Muffins

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 3/4 cup shredded apple (I used Granny Smith)
3/4 cup low-fat or nonfat buttermilk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

*Preheat oven to 400°
*Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
*Combine apple, buttermilk, oil, and egg in a bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
*Spoon batter into muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Combine 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400° for 22 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pan immediately. Serve warm.

Yield: 1 dozen muffins or 6 jumbo muffins.

Adapted from The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook.



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