Sunday, March 8, 2009

100th post!

" Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
My dear readers, I wanted to take a moment to give you a ((hug)) and say 'Thank you!!' I've been so blessed by your encouraging comments and kindred spirits. My family is left in awe that so many people are interested in our journey of simple living! I take a peek into many of your blogs, and its so edifying to read the like-mindedness! I've been blessed by your emails as well! I love talking to you personally-'Tis so special to me. Please continue to stay awhile, I enjoy your company :)

Now....are you hungry?

My Messy French Muffins!
A must-have for an unhealthy snack at the cottage! :)

Cream 2/3 cup butter or shortening & 1 cup sugar

Add 2 eggs...

3 cups flour (I do 50/50 white flour and wheat flour)

1 TBsp baking powder & 1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp nutmeg (I add a pinch more)

Gently mix together ingredients

Pour 1 cup milk...

Stir until combined...

Fill muffin pan to 100% full (I like full size muffins!)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes

*This is the best part!* Dip the tops of each muffin in melted butter, then roll whole muffin in cinnamon sugar!

Oh. wow, you've got to try these!! Moist, buttery, and I love the simplicity of using only nutmeg..I guess that makes it french! :) Anyway, my family gives it 5 stars, especially my brother! Believe it or not, the muffins aren't really sweet, its the outside that satisfies your sweet fix. They keep really well (up to a week) if you don't eat them first :)


Jenna said...

The muffins are beautiful Mia, and I'm definitly going to try them:)

I want to Thank YOU for your encouragement that you share through your blog!! Mia, you truly do a God honoring job, and I feel so blessed to "know" a bloggy way:)! Keep up the amazing work dear friend~

Your sister in Christ,

MissNonaEleanor said...

Congrats on yout 100th post Mia! Those muffins sure look good!

Madison said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! =) I am very interested in your simple living. 'Tis so rare these days.
Oooh, those muffins look unbelievable! =) I need to copy out all the recipes you have put on your blog and try them all out. They look amazing! Wow... melted butter and cinnamon sugar... yum. =) They sound delicious!
Have a great day Mia!


MomAtHome said...

lovely blog! i wish more young girls had your beliefs and standards these days! those muffins are yummy, i made some back in my middle school years for my french class! its been so many years, i may have to make them again!

Hannah said...

Miss Mia,
Congratulation on 100 posts!
Thank you for being such a bastian of hope to those who read your blog! I have been so encouraged by your posts on cooking and self sustainability. I check your blog every day for new posts, and I always love what I find! It is such a blessing knowing that there are like-minded young ladies in this world. Girls commited to biblical modesty, and honoring God in every aspect of their lives are hard to find (especially here in Southern California). Please keep up your ministry! That muffin recipe sounds absolutely delicious!
In His Care,
I would love it if you would check out my blog and leave a comment.

Christie said...

Mrs. Creath made us your delicious breadsticks when we were visiting, and now I have yet another of your recipes to add to my "must make soon" list! :) Congrats on your 100th post!

Andrea said...

Mia, congratulations on your 100th post! May God richly bless you for being the encouraging person you are. Those muffins look absolutely delicious! I want to try the recipe. Take care.

Marie said...

Congratulations Mia on 100 posts, Wow!
Those muffins look really good, I'll have to try them.

Thanks so much for this beautiful blog, I haven't been reading very long, but I love it. It is so peaceful, encouraging, and beautiful. Keep it up!!!

Hannah said...

these look so great! I'll have to try them out. : )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You have an encouraging and inspiring blog. I have enjoyed reading about your family's experiences and life.

God Bless :o)

Miss Serenity said...

These look de-li-cious! We're trying to use up our big sacks of flour (and all the other leaven products we have) before Passover when we have to get all the leaven out of the house. These muffins are a perfect use-flour-up snack! Thanks so much for sharing!


Miss Jen said...

Dearest Mia,
Happy 100th post!!!! I'm so glad that we have met through the blogging world and I am always blessed when I visit your beautiful blog! Your muffins look simply scrumptious and are indeed making me hungry!! Hope you are doing well dear friend and that you had a blessed Sunday.

Love Your Sister in Christ,
Miss Jen

Haley said...

Happy 100th post! :) Thank you for being such an encouragement to countless young ladies. Your blog has truly been a blessing to me. I love to read about ya'lls cottage and simple living.

Oooh, those muffins look really good. :) I will have to try them soon.

Tereza said...

I found your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying it:)
I love the way these muffins look! So I'll try them and give it a review on my cooking blog!!

Miss Marple said...

Mmmm... it looks very tasty!
I like your blog so much! It's very different from the scandinavian blogs that I usually read. I admire the way you are living, it's what the earth needs =)

Tiff said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, your blog is such an inspiration!
Those muffins look absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

Mama Hen said...

Congrats to you!

Abigail and Lydia said...

Yummy! I will have to try them!

Lisa said...

Just heard about your blog and came over for a quickie look only to find that tantalizing muffin tutorial! Ymmmie! My mouth is watering. Blessings from our simple little house to yours!

Stephanie said...


It was good to meet you as well.
I have to say I was so encouraged and blessed by your countenance which radiates the love and purity of Christ!
Praise God for your testimony of His kingdom!

Your sister in Christ,

Emily said...

The muffins look so yummy! I love trying new recipes and will have to try yours! :) Have a blessed day!

Miss Hannah said...

Oh, Mia! Those lok sooooooooo yummy! I'll have totry them sometime.:D I have enjoyed your blog very much, just to let you know.:D Well, gotta go.
Miss Hannah

Melissa M. said...

They look tasty! I'll have to try them soon. :)

. said...

Ooooh...They look so good.


Brittany said...

my mom was looking at your blog with me and we both like your pics a lot! i love the "old fashioned" type clothes, i wish i could find some or make some. (i dont have a lot of money so i make do with what i have.)
congrats on your 100th post. :)

Miss Julia said...

Hi Mia!!

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!!! I love your blogging. This blog is so homey, sweet, informative, and wonderful! I hope you never stop posting!! :D

The muffins look DELICIOUS!! Can I post that recipe on my cooking blog?? Wow! I will definitely have to try those soon!! :D (I like full-size muffins too!) :)

Your wonderful blog has been awarded by me! Come to my blog to see what you've been awarded with. :)


Miss R.J.G. said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
Those muffins look so Good! Great pictures!

Just so you know I have you linked!
Miss R.J.G.

Mia said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments! I can't believe its my 100th post already--I look forward to many more :)
In Christ,

Rachel K. said...

I have made some muffins a lot like this and they were good! Now I want to make more.

Michele said...

Congratulations on post #100!!! Isn't blogging to much fun? I love the creative outlet. And I just love visiting you here, seeing how you live simply. Just beautiful! These muffins look scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. They're on my list for baking this week. =)

Love in Christ,

Allison said...

Oh -- Mia -- all I can say is -- THOSE MUFFINS MAKE MY MOUTH WATER!!!!


P.S. Oh, and congratulations on 100 posts!

P.P.S. And Madison--ooh, I loved your 'tis!!

Lindsays said...

We tried out baking these and they were great . They are now a favorite in the family. We've also nicknamed them "Mia Muffins!"
The Lindsay Family*

Amy said...

Mia those muffins look heavenly! We are always looking for new recipes to try and this is now on the top of our list ;-)