Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Best Bran Muffins . Ever

I've been making these bran muffins for over 15 years.  I worked on the recipe for a few years before I got it just the way I wanted it.  The truth is, it is a conglomeration of several recipes, with enough changes that I feel I can call it Mine.

Vicki's Bran Muffins

1 egg
3/4 cup milk (I use 1 %)
1/2 cup oil
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups All Bran cereal (that's the one that looks like twigs)
1/3 cup honey
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup raisins

Pour the milk on the cereal and let sit 1 - 2 minutes. Beat the egg with the oil, then add the milk/cereal mixture.  Stir to blend.  Add the honey, flour and baking powder, stirring just until moistened.  Stir in the raisins.  Spoon into 12 muffin cups, lined with papers.  Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.

This etsy shop has some really cute cupcake liners: Cupcake Social

Happy baking!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What's On My Work Table?

After what has seemed like an endless round of making earrings, I noticed that my necklace inventory was having that "picked over" look.  I had sent some of my most colorful pieces to galleries on consignment and I was left with lots of neutral pieces.  Time to brighten it up!

I spent a few hours selecting gemstone duets and trios (the funnest part, for sure) and then spent the next day or so wrapping with wire and assembling the necklaces.

Here's the line up:

Most of these are slated for general inventory, but I have selected a few to photograph and list in my etsy shop. If one of these catches your eye, let me know and I'll provide a better photo for you to examine! Then, if you simply must have it, I can list in for you on etsy.