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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Recipe Chart

Growing in grace is not always about theological knowledge. For me, growing in grace can be very practical. One area of my life in which God has vastly grown me, in the last ten years, is my baking/cooking skills. Knowing how to provide a good meal for my family has been a long-term project! I want to pass on something that has been VERY helpful to me, a recipe chart. Since I am ADD/scatter-brained, I have a VERY hard time following a recipe. I almost always forget to turn on the oven (because the oven temperature is always listed last), I get steps out of order, and basically everything that can go wrong does! But, an older friend of mine suggested this kind of recipe chart to me, and now I convert my recipes to make them easier to read. The recipe below was adapted from this online recipe to add a bit more texture, flavor, and healthy ingredients.

Cream Cheese Apple Muffins
Yields 12-15 muffins

Prepare muffin pans

1 unpeeled apple

Chop apple (I use a food processor),  set aside for later use

¼ cup butter
4 oz cream cheese

Soften the cream cheese and butter in a pan until nearly melted. Put into a mixing bowl and blend well (I use an electric mixer)
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup milk
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla

Add these items into the mixing bowl and mix well
1 ½ cup flour (I use whole wheat)
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼  cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
3 Tbls. oat bran
dash of nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add them slowly to mixing bowl

Fold the chopped apple into the mixture and pour into muffin cups
1 ½ tsp sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. brown sugar
Combine in a small bowl and then use as a topping for the muffins. (If you want more of a streusel topping, melt 1 Tbls of butter and add it to the dry ingredients)
BAKE at 375 for 20-25 minutes

Notice how I have the oven time at the top - very helpful to me!
 I hope this recipe chart will be helpful to you as well! Let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I love it! I always skim the recipe and think I have it figured out, but forget something like turning on the oven. OR, even better, I get halfway through making a recipe and realize it will take 30-60 minutes longer than I thought it would! I'll have to try this out--thanks!

Bethany W. said...


I have to admit that I had you in mind when I was writing this out!
; )

Your ADD friend,

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...that literally made me chuckle out loud. Thanks friend!

Ruby said...

Great idea.
I used a similar method when teaching my girls to cook. We would read through, then re write like that so they could do it in order. Both good cooks now!