Apple Cinnamon Muffins
and "my"
Master Carpenter

The recipe.. easy, ingredients.. basic, prep work..a snap!

What I do in the home "IS" in comparison, easy to what my husband does out in the field and on the job sites on any given day. He grew up at his fathers side learning the trade as a Master Carpenter.. but as the years went by he grew even more in his art, adding residential building and custom home design to his resume. And.. as many more years progressed he changed hats all together and now builds in the commercial sector.

So when I say I am proud and exited at his latest project, it's because I miss seeing him pick up a piece of wood, prep it, shape it, sand it, paint it and present it as a finished piece of art work. And more so, I guess I can also say I'm exited because the presentation is in our home!

For a job most appreciated and all his hard work that I'm so grateful for, filling the house with scents of apple cinnamon and making sure there is an ample supply of muffins in the basket is the least and most simple thing I can do.
That is..compared to what he has been doing.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I have on my website for Zucchini Pineapple Bread. The cake recipe is basic, just exchanging chopped apples for the zucchini and pineapples. I also used bourbon vanilla instead of the rum, adding an 1/8 of a cup of apple juice to compensate for not having the pineapple.

For the streusel topping, I used 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 3 tablespoons butter.
For the glaze topping, I used powdered sugar, a drizzle of milk, vanilla and cream cheese. Make sure it's thin enough to drizzle over the muffins when done.

*Often when I cook I don't use a recipe,
I do the taste and try test till it's just right! :)

This was a bonus room being turned in to a college girls suite.

Our youngest daughters room.
Called "Visions Of Lavender"

Had to add the visual.. lavenders from my kitchen window!

All the door and window casings, as well as the crown and baseboards are being redone throughout the whole house.

An arch and columns where there was none before..

Ciao for now.. please visit me when you get the chance at my photography blog..


Buon Appetito, Abbracci e Baci!


Joanne said...

The house is looking beautiful! Master carpenter is right!

And these apple cinnamon muffins...I would learn to carpenter for these. for sure.

Claudia said...

The rooms look picture perfect - love the idea of a lavender room - and the muffins are a fitting treat for your talented Master Carpenter.

Sylvia said...

Oh Laurie what a beautiful lavender colour, just lovely, I finally fineshed my improvment(well just one or other detail are missing)
Love , love your muffins, all with apples are delicious
You not only remolded the house, you also remold the blog ,both are beautiful

Cakewhiz said...

I am sure that lavender room is going to look beautiful!
And those muffins are to die for...crunchy top and soft centers...nom nom nom!

Kim said...

Great blog; happy I found you!

this looks great and must be so yummy!

Nice house remodeling.

Carla said...

Hi!! I love your blog. There is much creativity and love what you do.

Megan said...

Your arch and columns are beautiful!!! I knew you would have a beautiful home! I love the lavender room too. So feminine. I'm also wishing I had some of those muffins. they look awesome!

Caca said...

love the door frames