Friday, August 7, 2009

Cream Cheese Muffins

Wow, these are good. Like "getting a muffin at a bakery" good. I made these in a regular sized muffin tin, and they overflowed onto the oven floor just a bit, but not enough to make a gross smoky smell in the house. Anyways, I highly recommend these if you want something that is full of sugar and cream cheese.

Quinn's Cream Cheese Muffins
via Bake or Break


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease/spray a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.
  • Combine flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  • Stir together milk, oil, and eggs. Pour into well in the dry ingredients. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Combine cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar. Fold about half of this mixture into the muffin batter.
  • Spoon batter into greased muffin pans, about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Spoon the remaining cream cheese mixture onto the muffins, pressing the mix into each muffin with a spoon handle.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I <3 Grilled Pizza

I have grilled so many pizzas this summer. It's fast and doesn't heat up the house. I use my regular pizza dough recipe, and then I olive oil both sides of the dough and put it straight on the grill, no foil necessary. Once the bottom is cooked, I flip it, top it, and close the lid for a few more minutes, and it's done! The picture above is a CARAMELIZED-ONION AND GORGONZOLA GRILLED PIZZA that I got from The Bitten Word. I added bacon like they recommended and it was amazingly good! If you plan on grilling pizza, I recommend having all your toppings prepared and cooked ahead of time, because the pizza cooks fast, and the toppings only have time to warm on the grill.