Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Did You Say Muffins?

Pineapple raisin bran muffins, oh boy!!!

Pineapple Raisin Bran Muffins
(Makes 12 Muffins)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons applesauce
¼ cut molasses
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
Milk (see directions)
1 cup flour
1 ¾ cup raisin bran cereal
½ cup raisins
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

In a bowl combine eggs, oil, applesauce, brown sugar and molasses mix together.  Sift in flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.  Place pineapple and the juice from the can into a 1 cup measuring cup, then add milk until it makes a complete cup, place in bowl with ingredients and mix well.  Add raisins and your raisin bran cereal, mix completely together.  Line your muffin pan with muffin paper (cups) and spoon batter into paper cups.  Bake at 400F for 16-20 minutes until done. 

After reading several blogs on growing celery in a jar, I decided to cut the ends off my celery stalks and place them in water to get them to start growing.  As you can see, they’re doing pretty well, I just need a few more weeks and I can place them in the garden.

Bulldog man and I went to the local sporting goods store to find a good quality pair of work boots for myself.  Something I can use in the garden, on the property, or while hiking/camping.  This store had only 4 different boot styles for women and only in sizes 6, 7, 8 and 8.5.  When I continued to look around, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.  There were 5 aisles of boots, all different styles (regular, steel toed, and safety), a variety of colors, all kinds of sizes and widths for men.  Obviously this store (remain nameless) only caters to men when it comes to selling boots.  It’s not beneath me to buy a man’s boot if it fits, but all the boots in my size were too big in length and width. Oh my, I guess my boot purchase will have to wait for another time.


  1. Sandy
    I have got to try the muffins and your celery
    starting idea! Who knew?

    1. Kimberly, The muffins were really good (note the word were). The family ate them up, lol. As for the celery, I picked this idea up from several of my blog friends and Pinterest (I just borrowed their idea) and it works. I even tried it with romaine lettuce but it didn't survive.

  2. i never heard of growing celery in a jar :) good idea. I hate to say it though your muffins look good, you ruined them by using raisins and raisin bran......i would have you cornflakes :)

    1. I don't know about using cornflakes as a replacement for raisin bran. If this is what you would like to use for a replacement, please by all means. I may suggest some other type of muffin like blueberry.

  3. I'm so going to try to grow some celery this way. Our season is so short that it's so hard to start from seed. Thanks for the tip.

    1. The tip about celery, I picked up from reading several of my friends blogs. They started the idea and I borrowed it, lol. I hope it works out for you.