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Girl’s Night Recipe Swap

November 24, 2009

A few weeks ago I threw an idea out there on Twitterland and Facebook seeing if anyone was interested in getting together to swap recipes and to try to get a meal plan down for the next few weeks….well, it happened this past week.  11 of us got together, ate some amazing food, drank coffee, talked and laughed all night, and somewhere in the midst of all that, shared some really good recipes.

Truthfully, going into this, I set my expectations WAY TOO high.  The perfectionist/planner in me was hoping everyone would find recipes to fill up 2 weeks worth of meals, and would be able to write out their grocery list and be ready to go shopping the next day.  About halfway through, I had to put my expectations aside and have fun sharing recipes and getting to know new friends.  Here’s a few pics from the night and I’ll share a few of the recipes I put in the mix.

Here are two of my favorite recipes that I shared with my friends:

Cheese Muffins

Rating: Easy             Makes: 12            Prep Time: 10 min.      Cook Time: 25 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded colby-jack cheese (I use 2 cups)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter (salted)

Mix dry ingredients.  Add cheese to dry ingredients.  In seperate bowl, whisk egg, m ilk and butter together.  When mixed thoroughly, pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Bake in greased muffin tins in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins (I couldn’t find a picture of these 😦  )

Rating:  Intermediate        Makes: 24      Prep Time:  15 min.     Bake Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

Combine all dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

In seperate bowl, combine all wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups 100% pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup applesauce

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients….mix, just until combined.

Add:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Spray muffin tins.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  They will be VERY moist and they are pretty heavy…..but are DELICIOUS!!!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2009 3:02 pm

    We had a great time last night at dinner. Adam & I look forward to getting together with you guys again soon.

    Let me know when the next recipe swap is. I would love to come. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Aimee

  2. Fredrika Brown permalink
    November 30, 2009 5:43 pm

    Michelle, let me know when the next recipe swap is. I’d love to come, I enjoy cooking, just don’t take the time that I should to cook :-(!

  3. November 30, 2009 9:21 pm

    I heard about the recipe swap night from Julie. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

    I saw your post previously with a recipe from the Pioneer Woman. Love that blog and love the recipes. TPW is one of my top five reads. 🙂

    Your blog is off to a great start. Can’t wait to read more from you!

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