Baking Up a Storm

Cooped up in a warm and cozy brick home, the wind blowing 35 mph sending sheets of sideways rain, we wait out the storm.

A weekend family visit turns listless as cabin fever sets in and UNO games fail to entertain.

The cure to boredom?

Enlist the stirring skills of a 9-year-old to whip up chocolate chip muffins with a twist.

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Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Stick Butter
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
Nutella, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jelly (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
In a large bowl, whisk together the  room temperature butter and brown sugar
Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the sour cream and vanilla
Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
Fold in the chocolate chips
Scoop into a muffin tin lined with cupcake papers
This will make about 14 big muffins
Dollop Nutella in the middle of half of the muffins
Spoon a drop of peanut butter and a taste of jelly in the rest of the muffins
Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean

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This ample muffin studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips tastes amazing on its own. The added indulgence of Nutella and PB&J baked into the batter makes this simple treat extra special.

Plus it is a great excuse to have two!

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While the muffins bake, why not shake up some Bloody Marys for the adults?

The Barefoot Contessa recipe for Bloody Mary mix is divine and totally worth it (#inaforanhour), but for swifter Bloody Mary access I highly recommend ZingZang mix. Use a 4 to 1 ratio of mix to vodka and if spicy is your thing, dress them up with extra black pepper, celery seed, and hot sauce.

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Kids can take on the task of arranging toothpicks with olives and pickle spears for a garnish. The drinks are kept classic with a stalk of celery for stirring.

See ya on the flipside storm!

 

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. copychrisseo says:

    I drank that Bloody Merry!

    Liked by 1 person

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