Archive for March, 2012

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

I recently came across a new recipe, and have been waiting for a good time to try it out.   Since this week is Spring Break for my kids, I thought this would be a good time to have them help me in the kitchen (a.k.a. home ec/homeschooling whatever you want to call it).  🙂  

Ever since going gluten and dairy free, I have tried many new recipes.   My kids have learned to be prepared for anything when “Mom tries a new recipe”!   Some are complete flops, and others are quite tasty.    This one was a big hit!    It was so easy that Landon (13) and Byron (12) made it all by themselves!

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Makes 48 mini muffins

1/2 cup melted butter (or 1/4 cup melted butter +1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)  (I used dairy free butter)
1/2 cup sugar   (I used less)
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk   (dairy free milk)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour   (Jules GF Flour)
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 hot dogs, cut into small pieces


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs and whisk to incorporate. Add buttermilk and whisk to incorporate.

2. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt, and stir to combine. Whisk into wet ingredients in two batches.

3. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, and spoon 1 Tablespoon of batter into each mini muffin cup. Place one hot dog bite into the middle of each cup.

4. Bake for 8-12 minutes (oven temperatures vary), or until cornbread is golden brown. Cool in mini muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving.

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Smiley Face!

The other day I was in the kitchen cooking dinner.   When I took the lid off the Kitchen Bouquet Sauce, I did a double-take!   There in the lid was the sweetest smiley face ever!  I took a picture of it to show my kids when they got home from school.   I think God has a sense of humor, and puts little things in our lives to show His love for us!  🙂   Jeremiah 31:3, “I have loved you with an everlasting love”.

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Caught not Taught

I was reminded today that sometimes our faith is more “caught than taught” to our children.   As Byron was sitting by me in church this morning, I looked down and saw he was taking sermon notes.  Then I realized, not only was he taking notes, but occasionally he would look off my paper and copy my notes.  What a sobering thought to realize that little ones are watching (and copying) what we say and do!!!

My mind quickly recalled years ago, sitting by my Mother’s side at a small country church in south Alabama, and watching her take sermon notes.  I can still see the way she held the paper, and see her distinct penmanship as her hand flew across the paper, recording the lessons she was learning from God’s Holy Word!   What a blessing to have that Godly heritage, and be able to pass it on to my own children!   I thank God for the example that both my parents were to me, and hope and pray that someday my children will pass it on to their children……

Psalm 100:5  “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

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