Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins


I struggled a bit with this month’s muffin recipe. Originally I was planning on making a new recipe with seasonal ingredients and being all “green” like that. Since I’m from Minnesota I associate January with a complete dearth of living things, so the spice cupboard is where I went to for this month’s “seasonal ingredient:” cinnamon.
I believe I have built up a tolerance for cinnamon, as I thoroughly love the spice. Andy thinks I over-use cinnamon on pancakes, in granola, french toast, apple sauce and oatmeal. He is just silly. Cinnamon is always welcome in those foods and more.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 everyone!

This past year has been a good one for me.  I feel like I've gotten better at cooking and knitting.  Despite my horrible slippers I made for myself, I've now made 2 successful projects!  I'd like to make more things in the future.  One project I have for the new year is to get our oldest sewing machine tuned up so that I don't tear my hair out when I use it.  I've got some projects planned to sew, such as a tablecloth, napkins and possibly curtains for a new house (we're looking to buy one!).  For knitting I plan on making socks for Andy, then from there I'm not sure what I want to do, so if any one has ideas or suggestions I want to hear them!