Today is blueberry muffin day. I took time to make the blueberry muffins I’ve been thinking about making for a month or more. I prefer to use fresh blueberries for eating and baking, but a large bag of blueberries has been stored in my freezer since last fall.

Do you have a favorite recipe using blueberries? Or do you just enjoy the berries?

My mother had a recipe for frozen blueberry muffins that she used frequently to make muffins for herself and to give away. It’s a Taste of Home recipe. If you like homemade blueberry muffins, I think you’ll enjoy these.

Frozen Blueberry Muffins

In a large bowl, combine 4 cups all purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

In another large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar. Add 4 Large eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir in dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in 2 cups frozen unsweetened blueberries.

Topping: 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. 

Fill 24 greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full.  Combine sugar and nutmeg and sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375 degrees F until toothpick comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before moving to wire rack.

I tweaked the recipe, using 1 1/2 cups of stevia with 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup of low fat/no cholesterol Imperial spread. I chose not to use the topping.


Good cooking is a skill that takes practice. You start by learning to use the tools, and following the recipe, then you can start experimenting with the ingredients. I often alter recipes to make them more compatible with a low cholesterol/ low sugar diet. (I make no claims for my culinary skills.)

Good writing is also a skill that takes practice. Formal writing requires proper grammar and usage. Fiction allows an author to tweak the rules to a certain degree. The author’s writing must still be clear and understandable to readers, with the right combination of characters, setting, and plot to achieve a satisfactory story.


God’s Word, however, stands as it is, never to be altered.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper that any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

 

 “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5,6 NKJV

 

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36 NKJV

 

 

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