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Camera Walk

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Haley and I took a walk around the neighborhood with our cameras.  Here are a few of my shots:


My Cupcake Girls

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Michael's Gingerbread House

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Michael is very proud of the gingerbread house he made in school, all by himself.  After taking some photos the kids devoured it in a matter of minutes!



Meyer Lemon-Poppyseed Muffins

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Meyer Lemon-Poppyseed Muffins from Annies-eats.com

For the muffins:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
1¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla) For the glaze (optional):
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir briefly to combine.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Mix in the lemon zest and the vanilla extract.
With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients in two additions alternating with the yogurt, beating each addition just until incorporated.
Divide the batter betwe…

Christmas Happenings

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