Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cranberry Surprise Sweet Potato Muffins


Cranberry Surprise Sweet Potato Muffins

Great flavor combinations make for "keeper" recipes.  Today I am featuring two of my favorite Fall flavors: sweet potatoes and cranberries.  This recipe is perfect for breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving because you can use leftover whole cranberry sauce (the surprise middle).

Printable Recipe

1/2 cup butter (melted & cooled to warm)
1/2 cup sweet potato (baked, cooled & skinned)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups flour 
whole cranberry sauce (for the middle)(already made and cooled)

Begin by preparing ingredients as listed above (baking sweet potato, melting butter etc) (I usually use left over baked sweet potato from the night before).  Beat the eggs and sugar just until blended.  Add the butter, extract & sweet potato & beat again - just until combined.  Now, with a wooden spoon - stir in the dry ingredients (you may sift the flour, baking powder & salt - but that is not necessary).  Continue stirring until all of the dry ingredients has been mixed in completely (Don't over stir)(see dough consistency below).


Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.  Spray or butter a 12 count muffin tin.  Take half of the dough and drop about 1/8 cup portion into each muffin space (you will use the entire half portion of the dough).  Place a dab of cranberry sauce on top of each dough portion in each muffin space (see picture below). 


Now, take the remaining dough portion & drop another 1/8 cup (or so) portion of dough on top of the cranberry blob.  Using your fingers (you might need to dampen your fingers with water first) make sure that the dough sides around the cranberry are touching the bottom dough to make a seal) (see picture below - the 2 muffins on the left have been covered with the second portion of dough).

Walnut Crumb Topping

1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Stir the flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a medium sized mixing bowl.  With a pie-cutter tool - cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly.  Finally, with a wooden spoon, stir in the walnuts (the crumb topping should resemble the picture below).

Sprinkle the crumb topping onto the dough in each muffin space (see two pictures below) (sprinkle so that all the topping is used).


Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  IMPORTANT - you will need to insert the toothpick at the edge going diagonally down into the middle underneath the cranberry)


Cool for 10 minutes - remove from muffin tin and continue cooling on a wire rack.

Serve or place in the cupboard for later.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #392

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #392!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Swedish Skorps - A Dunking Treat (RECIPE)
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Start planning next year's Victory Garden!  There are many wonderful seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):

Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

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Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:

1. "Pumpkin Surprise Marble Cake" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
2. "A Sewing Inspired Fall Pumpkin" by Studio 27 By Jennifer Adams
3. "Thanksgiving Tablescape Thoughts" by Master"PIECES" of My Life

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

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Monday, October 26, 2020

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (October 2020)

You are all so talented!  Keep on sharing your masterpiece posts!
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WELCOME to the October 2020 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the October 2020 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts

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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
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Kippi @ Kippi at Home
Liberty @ B4 and Afters
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the September 2020 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Sunflowers and Buffalo Check Tablescape by Dining Delight

Touches of Fall in the Living Room by Clover House

Spider Cupcakes by Mom, The Lunch Lady

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Wisdom From Heaven #6 - SUBMISSIVE

Wisdom From Heaven #6 - SUBMISSIVE

This is the sixth post in the series called "Wisdom from Heaven".  In this series we will be studying James chapter 3, which details how to put heavenly wisdom into practice in our everyday lives.

Today we are focusing on SUBMISSIVE heavenly wisdom.

Let's begin by defining:

submissive - ready to conform to the authority or will of others;  meekly obedient or passive.  Compliant, yielding, malleable, accommodating, obedient, dutiful, manageable.

Today's subject is going to be controversial because of the horrible way that the world has twisted the true meaning of the word "submit" or "being submissive."  

There are three main types of submission and also a priority:
1.  Submit to God's authority
2.  Submit to our family's authority (Parents/Spouse)
3.  Submit to Ruler's authority

The world views being submissive as having to give up all freedom and safety.  However, submitting to God is the exact opposite - God protects us and gives us eternal life.  Submission to God will NEVER lead to abuse, terror or despair.

"Because God has said,
'Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.' "
Hebrews 13:5

In the Scripture passage below, you will notice the different types of submission required from a wife versus a husband.  The wife submits to her husband like the church submits to Christ, and the husband loves and protects his wife to the point of "giving himself up for her".  These are different roles and different types of submission but both the wife and husband are of equal value to God.
Notice the clarification in the second Bible verse below - the underlined part "as is fitting in the Lord."  A wife should never submit herself to be physically, mentally or emotionally abused by her husband - that is NOT "fitting in the Lord".

"Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."
Ephesians 5:24-25

"Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord."
Colossians 3:18

Finally, submitting to the rulers in authority (read Bible verse below).  Here again there is a clarification - "be ready to do whatever is good."  Remember when Jesus overturned the tables of the merchants who were selling in the Temple? (Matthew 21:12 & 13).  That's why there is a priority to our submission.  God first.  Government/rulers are third in priority.  (click HERE to read: "What Happens When Those in Authority Ask You To Go Against God's Law?")

"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good"
Titus 3:1


Being submissive to God is the safest and only way to live.  He has plans to prosper us and not to harm us - we must trust and obey God every second of everyday.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020




This is the eighteenth post in my blog series called "TWENTY Top 20".  We are celebrating 2020 (and celebrating this unique year, even though this year has turned out to be the most difficult in decades) with this series.  In this series there will be a total of twenty different categories featuring the top 20 previously published posts on that topic.  Once or twice a month I will feature a new category.  

When I think of October I think of two things - APPLES (click HERE to view the APPLE post) and the color ORANGE.
ENJOY the following "orange" posts which include many pumpkin features, Halloween decorations, and other orange colored (or flavored) features!

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Visiting the Local Pumpkin Farm
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Gourd Scarecrows
A Scarecrow "Gourd-o-lantern" by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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