Make. These. Now.


Just make them. And eat them while they are still warm.

As soon as they are done, pack half of them up and deliver them to a relative, neighbor, friend, enemy that you would like to have tight pants, etc.

You should preferably pick someone who lives at least 7 or 8 miles away.

And walk there.

Then walk back home and call Jillian Michaels.

Got the recipe from the Evil (evil as in don’t get on the scale for 2-3 days weeks after consuming one of her recipes) Pioneer Woman.

No not that pioneer woman!

This Pioneer Woman.

I super love her.

But I cannot decide if she would win a Pioneer Woman challenge against Ma Ingalls.

Well okay, since we are discussing the Ingalls, I have to throw in a gratuitous eye candy photo of Pa.


Mix all your dry stuff together.

Whew. Pa was a hottie. If I were Ma, I never would have cooked anything. I would have stood outside and watched Pa chop wood all day.

I prefer the Crisco sticks. They are much neater. Nothing worse than digging 2/3 cup of Crisco out of the container and having greasy crisco all over you.

Unless you are Pa.

Cause that would be ok.

WHAT? How’d that get here?

Right in the middle of my recipe too.


Cream the butter and shortening together.

Then add your eggs and beat those in too.

Now you have to do the whole alternating the dry mix with your milk thing.

And it ends up looking like this.

Spray a little Pam in your muffin cups before you fill them.

While they are baking, get your butter and your cinnamon sugar ready.

If you are watching your weight, you should just eat them just like this.

If you own a lot of elastic waist pants, go ahead and set up your buttery sugary assembly line.

Don’t act shocked. Where did you think the whole melted butter thing was going?

Really soak them good. Get the hot butter all over.

Stop thinking about Pa.

Roll them around in the sugar mixture.

Give them another coat of sugar. Use a spoon if you have to.

Pioneer woman calls these French Breakfast Puffs.

I call them ‘Make Pa Marry Me Muffins’.

Sorry Mr. Right.


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ⅔ cups Shortening (Crisco)
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 sticks Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a different bowl, cream together 1 cup sugar and shortening. Then add eggs and mix again. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

In a bowl, melt 2 sticks butter. In a separate bowl combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dip baked muffins in butter, coating thoroughly, then coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.


About Janice

I am 40 years old. Loving life and (finally) being a grown up. I have 3 great kids that sometimes make me want to drink copious amounts of wine. I have been married to my amazing husband since 2001. I have more great girlfriends than you can shake the proverbial stick at. Join me in this adventure that is my life.
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