Monday, October 19, 2009


I've never had a fresh pomegranate before,
so I had to learn how to seed one.
It was easy, but very messy!

cut off the crown

slice into sections, break apart
and remove seeds from membranes over a bowl of water
(do not wear a white shirt!)
the seeds will sink to the bottom and the membranes will float to the top

remove the membranes from the bowl and drain off the water


Apple Pie Muffins

Apple Pie Muffins
12 servings

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups diced apples
for topping
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups. Stir together 2 1/4 cups flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Mix together egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour into the flour mixture and add diced apples. Stir just until everything is blended. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cups to the top. Stir together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of melted butter while tossing with a fork until well blended. Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed. Enjoy!

Hide it in your Heart Week of October 19

~"Hide it in your Heart"~
"Your word I have hidden in my heart" Psalm 119:11 NKJV

"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved."
Romans 10:9 NKJV

"This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom
but in words taught by the Spirit,
expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words."
I Corinthians 2:13 NIV