Saturday, February 19, 2011

BlogLove... and Applesauce Muffins

Hello, dear friends in blogginess! has been a crazy week.....

between catching up on laundry... feeding the troops 
(did you know that dinner has be served every freakin' day?!)...
daily opera rehearsals and just generally holding down the fort...
there hasn't been much time for oneshabbychick to come out... ;-}

But come out she must...
 to say thank you so much to everyone 
who's been reading, commenting, following and lovin' on this blog!!! Mwah!

She is also feeling the need to share another recipe...

and since the last one was a special, and rather involved one, for V. Day...
this one is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezey, baby.

The recipe came from my dear opera-singer buddy, Jane...
and since she passed it along to me about 1.5 weeks ago,
I have made it approximately 4.0 times.
And every one of those times, it has been a school morning... 
and I have thrown it together in all of five minutes...

This recipe is deceiving...
the ingredients seem way too simple to add up to something really good...
 but the reason I have made them so many times is that they are 
easy, healthful and scrumptious...
the monkeys devour them, and I have become a little addicted to them, too...

A winner and a keeper!

Therefore, I must share.......

I have tweaked the recipe a bit, to suit my tastes...
I added a little salt, and reduced the sugar by half,
and added a sprinkle of Turbinado sugar on top, for a delightful crunch.

So, without further ado....

Applesauce Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup applesauce
1  3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
Turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the oil, brown sugar, salt and soda together in a bowl.
Add the applesauce and mix well.
Stir in the flour and cinnamon.
Spoon the batter into oiled muffin cups or use paper liners.
Sprinkle each muffin top with a little Turbinado sugar.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


And now for the thrifty-find fix... :-}

I am always on the lookout for shabby old urns on my treasure hunts...
but those babies are hard to find, and the best ones are really expensive...

so when I happened to come across this 
lovely, crusty imitation of an old urn {real rust included}
on the clearance shelf when I popped into Pottery Barn this week...
for the magic price of $19.99
I was pretty tickled with myself.....

{Orchids courtesy of Mr. Shabby for Valentine's Day}

more soon.....


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  1. I do love your urn, and apple sauce muffins of course. Did you know that I want your blog header in my living room? Definitely think we should introduce a dinner prep free day once a week - oh we already have that - takeout night.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, and that gorgeous urn.

    Lisa x

  2. LOVE your orchids, you lucky girl ;-) I feel the need to make some muffins now ~ Have a Happy Sunday. Thanks for the recipe

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Even without the muffins, I love the plate; very pretty! I'm going to try the muffins this week.

  4. Great deal on the Urn and Mr. Shabby has exquisite taste! Those muffins sound oh so yummy, think I'm going to give them a whirl tomorrow!

  5. I've just copied that receipe. Looks just great and hope mine turn out as pretty as yours. Love that urn!

  6. P.S. You always find the most amazing bargains!!

  7. Thanks, Lisa for lovin' on my mantle, and everybody for your lovely comments.
    Yes, Mr. Shabby did very well :-} I hope you all love these muffins as much as I do... if you make them, I'd love to hear about it!!! xo ~ osc

  8. Love your mantle design! And the recipe for the applesauce muffins is one I shall have to try. I put up several quarts of applesauce in the Fall and can use some of those in the recipe. I'll leave out the cinnamon since there's quite a bit in my applesauce. I enjoy visiting your blog :D

  9. Love your Table! So glad my cousin Maria introduced us! I'll definitely be's inspiring here!

  10. I love the Urn and look forward to making the muffins.:)

  11. Looks like we'll be having applesauce muffins for dessert! thanks for the delicious recipe. Love your blog too.

  12. Hi there! I'm just finishing up my visits to the folks who linked up to last week's Inspiration Friday party and just had to tell you how gorgeous this post is. Everything from the muffins to the urn looks amazing and we are so glad you linked it up! Hope to see you again this week!

  13. Hi, I feautred your applesauce muffins on my "Top Ten Fav Posts" this week at Boogieboard Cottage! Thank you for joining in this week and have a nice weekend! Mary :O)

  14. the muffins sound wonderful! i've been looking for a good recipe using applesauce, too!

  15. I made your version of the applesauce muffins and they are hands down better than mine!
    Thanks for the healthier adaptation. My tastebuds thank you, my thighs thank you... :)

  16. The muffins sound wonderful..thanks for sharing. I love the PB urn!! I saw this when they were full price and debated about getting one. You got quite a deal. I am loving your blog and am now a follower.

  17. Just coming back by to let you know that we featured you at this week's Inspiration Friday!

  18. Hi there! I found you at Inspiration Friday...and am following you now. I'm looking forward to looking around your blog. I already took your Christmas tour and loved it! Come visit me if you have time. Nice to meet you...Ann

  19. Wow, Jane, thanks so much! So glad you like them... even more, no less! :-} Thanks for your visits and follows and lovely comments, blog friends... Enjoy those easy-peasy muffins! xo ~ osc

  20. I made these tonight after finding the recipe link at The Picket Fence---YUMMO!
    These are my new new favorite quick easy Saturday night-ready-for-church-in-the-morning recipe! Thank you!!!!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!
    P.S. I didn't have turbinado sugar, but I do use only raw sugar, so this worked great.

  21. I think your Blog is wonderful and what great pictures and recipes. Great Job! Vito

  22. I was just about to make the muffins when I noticed that there are no eggs in the recipe. Is that correct? My other applesauce muffin recipe has an egg in it. Just checking.


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