Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

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I made some good cinnamon streusel muffins this morning.

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

1 cup all purpose flour (I added ¼ cup extra for altitude. I live at 4500 feet.)

1/3 cup sugar

¾ tsp ground cinnamon (I used ground Saigon cinnamon)

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

½ cup milk

1 egg slightly beaten

3 tbsp melted butter


¼ cup flour

2 tbsp brown sugar

¾ tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp butter softened


Turn oven on to 350 degrees F

Mix flour, sugar, baking  powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

In a small bowl whisk milk, egg and melted butter. Then stir wet into dry ingredients. Mixing only until moistened. Do not overmix.

Spray your muffin pan with Pam. I used the jumbo muffin pan and it only made 3 so if you want 6 muffins double the recipe.

Put into pan. I filled each one about  ¾ full.

For topping combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins. (I patted it top of the batter.)

It says to bake it for 18 minutes but it took me 27 minutes till done. So watch it and cook till done.

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Weekly photo challenge: Careful

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”

We went to Craters of the moon National Monument in Idaho. Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows and cinder cones. It is black lava everywhere. We stopped at the steep lava hill and my son wanted to walk to the top. Then he ran down. You have to be careful because if you fall, it could skin you up pretty good.


The little kid in the picture was really running down the slope. It looked a lot blacker in real life. The black didn’t come out real black in the pictures. We went to the campground and it was just black rough lava. We didn’t stay there because it was really hot there.DSCN0658u

Weekly photo challenge: Happy Place

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

My happy place is my motor home. It makes me happy to see new, beautiful places. I love looking at beautiful lakes.

This one is in Henry Lake State Park in Idaho. It was a beautiful place to spend the night. This was the first state park we saw that was after going to Yellowstone.


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The space we parked in was so nice. It was very wide.  I wrote on a plate and taped it on the front so I could remember the name of the park. I took it off after the picture.


I like places that pave where you park. Not too many parks do that. We did get a crack in the windshield on that trip. It cost $5,000 to replace the windshield when we got back.

Weekly photo challenge: Change

In response to weekly photo challenge: Change.     The supermoon eclipse. At first I could not see anything. It was cloudy. Then the clouds parted and I saw the moon.

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Then the clouds started moving over it. The view changes but I could still see some of it.


Then the clouds almost covered it again making it all look grey.


It is now back to normal, really bright in the sky. For a couple of hours the change in the moon was wonderful.