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Blackberry Streusel Topped Muffins by Tiffany

Well, I finally used up the last of my blackberries from last year. We are getting ready to do our yearly blackberry pickin’ trip to Southern Or. and just in time to! I always make sure to pick at least a years supply -so I’m able to get my blackberry fix all through the year without having to pay super market prices. These muffins make a yummy, quick, grab and go breakfast. I made sure to put a little lovin’ of sweetness on top too – just for you! Enjoy. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries, frozen or fresh (I used frozen)

For Streusel

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. confection setting. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, add egg, apple sauce and half and half. Mix together just until blended. Next, fold in blackberries. Scoop muffin mixture into paper lined muffin tin. Prepare streusel: In a medium sized bow, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon and butter with a pastry blender or fork until you get coarse like crumbs. Stir in sliced almonds if desired. Top each muffin with desired amount of streusel and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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HOW TO EASILY CUT A WHOLE WATERMELON INTO CUBES, Picnic ideas, #Watermelon, #Summer, #DIY #HowToCubeAMelonHow to Easily Cut A Whole Watermelon Into Cubes

When there is hot weather my family tends eat a lot of fruits and veggies… anything cool. That being said we eat a lot of watermelon. So I have become pretty good at chopping these bad boys up into nice bite sized cubes, perfect for little hands and on the go meals like picnics. I just cute them up, then put them into bowls or zipper bags in the refrigerator and if I am lucky they will last at least a few days. Not because they go bad, but because my family gobbles them up as fast as I can cut them.

how to cube a watermelonFirst you will need a sturdy long knife ( I like this Rachel Ray Knife set) one that will slice threw a watermelon in one easy motion. As you can see in the photo my cuts are not always straight ( looks like the food network will not be calling me anytime soon for my jazzy knife skills).

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Rachael Ray Knife Set

Take your knife and wack off the top and bottom of the watermelon so it can sit on a pan without moving.

how to cube a watermelonNow take your knife and cut long sections from top to bottom off the rind.  Go around the whole watermelon and take all the rind off, then go back over it to take any white rind off you might have missed.

how to cube a watermelonWhile your melon is still standing make cuts from top to bottom to cut the melon into one inch slices.  You really need a long knife to have nice even cuts for this part.

how to cube a watermelon

Split it into two equal parts, and lay them down on a baking tray or cutting board. Now make one inch cuts all along the melon on both sides going horizontal.  Then turn your knife and go the other way, this time making one inch vertical cuts.  Now you are done… your whole melon is now cut into perfect 1 inch cubes.

Your family will be super impressed with your new skills, just be careful and don’t chop your finger off with the first WACK (ya I almost did that once…. shhh don’t tell).

how to cube a watermelon

Perfect 1 inch squares.

How to Easily Cut A Whole Watermelon Into Cubes

Please note that the watermelon in these photos was a little over ripe, and not as firm as I normally like them.

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Spicy Cucumber Salad with Ginger and Manuka Honey Dressing, Healthy Side dishes, Manuka Honey from New Zealand

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Ginger & Manuka Honey Dressing

If you are looking for a light and refreshing side salad with a little bit of kick, you are going to love this Spicy Cucumber Salad with Ginger & Manuka Honey Dressing.  Pacific Resources International sent me this box of fun products to try and I created this salad from a few of the items they sent me!

You will need  (serves 4 sides):

  • 3 1/3 cups English cucumbers sliced thin
  • 1 yellow mini pepper (or 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper)
  • 1 red mini pepper (or 1/4 cup red bell pepper)
  • 1/4 cup red onion

Cut these in thin slices, set aside as you make the dressing.

Dressing you will need:

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 Manuka honey (warmed slightly to thin)
  • 1/3 teaspoon PRI Gourmet Flaky Sea Salt

Whisk together and pour over cucumber salad. Cover and let marinate  for 30 minutes before serving.

 

 

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