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Monday, September 26, 2011

6 Things To Make In A Muffin Tin

Muffin tins are great for more then just baking cupcakes and muffins in - here are 6 simple ideas to create in your muffin tins that your family will enjoy:

Oven Baked Eggs - to eat or to make egg muffin sandwich's with.
Directions:  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, Grease each muffin section with either butter or cooking spray, crack one egg into each muffin section, place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. 

Corn Dog Muffins - If your kids love Corn dogs they will love this new recipe I discovered  from once a month mom.  It is a great make ahead recipe to freeze for future meals and snacks.  Simple to make with boxed cornbread mix and hot dogs.  Click here for complete recipe and how to instructions.

Flavored Ice Cubes - With holiday entertaining coming up you will love using these lemon flavored ice cubes made in your muffin tins.  Perfect to use in your punch bowls. Place 2 to 3 thin sliced lemon and/or limes into each muffin section.  Fill each section with water leaving space for freezing expansion.  Place in freezer on flat surface.  Freeze for 6 or more hours. Remove from muffin tin and place in pitcher or punch bow. Alternative ideas - Use berries instead of lemons, use flavored beverage instead of water.

Individual Meat loaves -  My son calls these meat loves - my kids enjoy meat loaf when I make them individual muffin size loaves using my muffin time to bake them in.  Make your family favorite meat loaf recipe and instead of placing in a loaf pan place prepare a muffin tin with cooking spray then fill each muffin section with your meat loaf mixture.  Bake at temperature stated in your recipe but cut baking time in half or even less.  These small meat loaf versions will cook much quicker.  Need a meat  recipe click here for Kraft Foods Marvelous Mini Meatloaves recipe.

Soup Stock - Fill each muffin section with chicken or turkey stock then freeze.  Once frozen pop out and place in freezer bag for future use when cooking and in need of stock.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Yes you can make cookies in a muffin tin.  They come out thick and yummy.   Cooking With My Kid shares simple how to instructions and a chocolate chip cookie recipe on her website.  Click here to get your instructions now.

Do you have a recipe you use your muffin tin for?

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