blueberry orange muffins

Nov 26, 2011 by

in honor of the last regular season michigan game today, i’m blogging about blueberry citrus muffins.  blueberry, for michigan (duh, right?) and orange, in hopes of a good bowl game to watch on january 1! these muffins are a perfect balance of citrus and sweet.  something i’d like to try for next time would be to add a crunchy crumble topping, because no blueberry muffin is complete without it. 🙂 source: browneyedbaker grated zest of one orange juice of one orange 3/4 c buttermilk 2 eggs 3 tbsp honey 1/2 c butter, melted and cooled 1/3 c sugar 2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 c blueberries decorating sugar or crumble topping, optional pre-heat the oven to 400°.  line a regular size muffin pan with...

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mountain dew cupcakes

Jun 21, 2010 by

so this guy named paul often comes over to our apartment and more times than not, raids the mountain dew in the fridge.  it was paul’s birthday last week and to celebrate, i made up a batch of mountain dew cupcakes.  i thought it was the only appropriate way to celebrate such a cool guy. 🙂 happy birthday, paul! 🙂 adapted slightly from slush cupcakes (makes 1 dozen) 1 stick butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/2 c mountain dew juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separated into two piles) 3/4 tsp orange extract 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. add sugar and zests.  beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. add eggs one...

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orange chicken

Mar 5, 2010 by

i was so pleased with the outcome of my kung pao chicken, i decided to try my hand at another asian dish.  one of the mall food court variety. i really liked the sauce and the chicken coating.  it is shown above, served on a bed of white rice with egg rolls, fresh from the freezer section. 🙂 source 1 1/2 c water 2 tbsp orange juice 1/4 c lemon juice 1/3 c rice vinegar 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 c packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root 1/2 tsp minced garlic 2 tbsp chopped green onion 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 3 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1 c all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

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