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Monday, June 17, 2013

Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Calling out to all bakers!  Tink is trying Foods this year in 4-H, and we are searching for the perfect muffin recipe!

Do you have one?

Would you like to share it?

Any tips or tricks to pass along?

Do you know how long it's been since I baked for 4-H?  I think I just did cookies, so it would have been my first year, so if I was 9 at the time, I come up with 1971!  Holy Moly!  Just after the dinosaurs died!

I put the call out on my Facebook page, and got some wonderful recipes to try, but I thought I would give a shout out on the blog to see if there are any more great ones out there to consider.  You can e-mail them to me at ibcfarmgirl@gmail.com or message them to me on my Walking the Off-Beaten Path Facebook page.  I am seriously considering sharing these great recipes after the fair in a blog post, so let me know if you would like to include yours in the sharing.  Thanks so much!

Most of our projects are coming along.  The pictures and paper for the scrapbook are all here, cropped, and semi-layed out, the basket is DONE!, her first pair of pants are finished, but she and Grandma want to try another pair, and when she gets back from 4-H camp, we are headed to the kitchen and barn.

I have to tell you, I am a bit worried about the cow part of this.  I did a lot of the work at the beginning of last year because Tall Guy was in the field.  Remember this post?  This year, however, she is also showing beef cows and Miss LadyBug.  They are much bigger, and Miss LadyBug is preggers.  Praying TG can chisel out some time to get out there and work with Tink and these bigger moos.

Speaking of moos, have you seen the latest craze about the fluffy cows?  WOW!  My big fear is that they are making them look so darned cute, that PETA and HSUS will start promoting them as the next teddy bear, with a slogan that says, "How could you possibly eat Fluffy?"  ACK!  Yes it's a neat way to groom them, BUT the rib-eye's I served for Father's Day yesterday tasted way better than these fluffy cows look!
They are not born that way; they are just like us back in the 80's and 90's with our hairspray and blow dryers.  I would suggest, as I did back then, not lighting a match too closely to so much product! ;-)

Ok, back to my crazy life!  Hope yours is going well.  I will try to get out and take some crop pictures to let you know how they are growing, but right now, I hate to say this too loudly, everything looks pretty darned good.

Happy Monday!


  1. I don't have a favorite recipe but good luck on that! Looking forward to crop photos.

    YOu reminded me that I still have a few more things to finish before fair time...better get on that!

  2. I have a recipe that has golden raising (you soak them to make the soft and undetectable) shredded carrots and cinnamon. I always get good reviews when I make them. If you would like the recipe, just email me! I would be glad to pass it along!


  3. Here's a post I wrote back when one of my girls made muffins:

    I must say, I'm impressed with how far along your girls are. All 3 of mine have a "gift of relaxation," and are ignoring the "days till projects are due" countdown I have posted in the kitchen :)



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