09 December 2014

Winter Berry Muffins

Today I'm sharing one of my absolute favorite wintery breakfast-snack-dessert-things.
(Seriously, you can eat it for whatever!)

The recipe is my grandmother's, and calls for St. John's partridgeberries (or lingonberries), but if you aren't lucky enough to live in Canada, you can use cranberries!  Fresh or frozen work equally well.  I like to buy the cranberries in bulk around this time of year and then freeze them for future use. 

Start by creaming the butter and sugar.  

Add egg, vanilla, milk, baking powder, and salt to your buttery-sugary blend.

Then, mix in the flour.
My mom always did two parts white flour and one part whole wheat,
but you can use all white (or all wheat) if you like.

Pour in the berries and fold until incorporated.


And the finished product!

I am not ashamed to say that I could eat a whole batch of these babies in a few days.  Hey, cranberries are good for you, right? ;)

For some reasons my muffins didn't rise well this time, but it could be because I used almond milk instead of regular milk.  Oh well.  They still tasted amazing. :)

Cranberry Muffins Recipe

1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white flour
3/4 cup wheat flour

1.  Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar.

2. Mix in egg vanilla, milk, baking powder, and salt.

3. Stir in flour until blended.

4. Fold in berries until incorporated.

5. Fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Tip:  reserve some berries to add in once you start getting to the bottom of the bowl.  If you don't, you might end up with some berry-less muffins!

01 December 2014

December Printable --- FREE

I did it!  I challenged myself to create a new print every month for the whole year (starting in March) and I'm so proud that I actually accomplished my goal! :) (You can see all the prints here and purchase all past ones in my shop!)

In honor of both of holidays we are celebrating this month -- Christmas and Hanukkah -- I created two prints that could kind of be used with both.  Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights and Christmas honors the birth of the Light of the World, so I went with a "lights" theme.  I hope y'all enjoy this print, whether you're observing one or both of these special holidays!

Also, there's a companion print available for $5 in my shop!

Lastly, I promise to have some new posts up this month... I literally have four drafts waiting for me to finish.  Too much traveling the last two months!

Remember, all of the previous free prints offered
here are now available for purchase in my shop!