Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas my Splendid Kitchen loves! I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that yall have a wonderful time with loved ones and just enjoy time off from work, school or whatever it may be. I also wanted to briefly tell yall about the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls which are to die for. After talking about making these for a year (literally) my amazing, wonderful friend whom I call Simo (its short for her last name :) and I finally made them this past saturday. Let me say people these cinnamon rolls are worth every ounce or pound ;) of butter. Enjoy the pics and make these asap... even better is that it makes multiple pans, so if you happened to run out of time during the holiday rush to give someone something, trust me these will make up for it!!! Or you could say they are special New Years cinnamon rolls. :) Remembering what Christmas is truly about...HE is the reason for the season. From the Splendid Kitchen Merry Christmas!


I can smell the maple icing as im typing this...

Link to the recipe:

Special Notes on the cinnamon rolls:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Claire's Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Hello all! Yes, I know it has been a while but I am finally on break which means I can update yall on some delicious things for yall to bake over the holidays. What I am sharing with yall today is a recipe that a friend of mine named Claire made for me and her family while we were in Colorado this summer. Let me just say she is a GREAT baker and she is a third grader...very impressive. Anyway let's just say that these were made and gone in the same morning. Instead of typing out the recipe I simply took a picture straight from the cookbook which will make it very easy. Oh and these would be so good to whip up on Christmas morning and an even greater deal is that this is a kid recipe from a kid cookbook, so you can get the whole family involved! Just a thought....I hope sugar plums dance in your head this Christmas. From the Splendid Kitchen enjoy!

Begin by spraying your muffin tins and pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees.

Next up add the first 1/2 cup sugar, milk, and vegetable oil in a medium sized bowl. Then proceed to add the one egg. Whisk together.

Now add the nutmeg, flour, baking powder and salt to the sugar mixture. Mix fairly well, making sure everything is incorporated; however, the batter should be a tad clumpy. You do not want it to be smooth.
and whala! The batter is done! Time to scoop it into the muffin tins, filling only about 2/3 full. Place in oven and bake for about 20-25 min.

While they are baking take the rest of your sugar and mix it in a bowl with the cinnamon. Also place your butter in the microwave until melted.
When the muffins are ready they should look like this and be sure and kind of pop them out so that they begin to cool.

Now for the best part! You are going to dunk the muffin in the butter (oh yes) and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

And there you have it. So these are delicious and definitely a hit whether children or adults are eating them.

Remembering that HE is the reason for the Christmas season. I pray that you have a sweet time with family and friends and that your cup will runeth over with blessings! Merry Christmas from the Splendid Kitchen.

P.S. Here is a picture of the directions