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My Coming Back Post

Hello Everybody,

It sure has been quite a while since my last post…so many things just happened within this past year and half (gosh! that sure is a long time).  I have to be honest and tell all of y’all that I just didn’t have it in me to write anything up.

My father passed away just right after my last post and that sure did depress me for quite a while.  I was in a definite funk.  I just didn’t have the heart to be blogging about anything.

I was still cooking (of course) and taking pictures…I have a whole slew of them…I saved them all and now just have to write ’em up…

…Anyway, my Daddy kept popping up in my head and telling me (plus I always thinking anyways) he didn’t like quitters and that was basically what I was doing here…right?  Well, I am no quitter…just a procrastinator (I am thinking).

So looooong story short.  I am gonna start posting again, especially now since Ramadan is just around the corner.

Thank you to all who are subscribed to my blog and who have encouraged me to come back and start posting!

Get Ready!

Spicy Apple Muffins

The weather here in the UAE right now is wonderful.  The air in the mornings are cool and crisp.  I was awake at 4am and wanted to take advantage of this quiet time to make a special treat for my children.

I decided to make some muffins because what better way to wake up to a home filled with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg.   (and I love the scent of nutmeg…especially when it is freshly grated!)

Spicy Apple Muffins

2 cups of sifted flour

2.5 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of sugar

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 egg

1 cup of milk

1/3 cup melted butter

1 large apple (peeled, cored, and shredded)

Preheat your oven to 425F.  Brush muffin tin with some butter.  Add the sifted flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a mixing bowl.  Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix the egg, milk, and butter.  Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just enough until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Fill the muffin cups about 3/4 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

This makes 12 moist, delicious muffins!