Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stay-at-home Saturday

Did you know?

Permanent marker doesn't always have to be permanent. You can use nail polish remover to wipe away permanent marker from many surfaces! Try it on plastics and laminated materials to wipe your surfaces clean. I did it this week to re-label these plastic canisters:

A cool product:

I want tell you about a product that has made cooking a little easier (and fun!) for me the last few months. I make a lot of breakfasts that can be frozen ahead of time and pulled out for a quick breakfast. Muffins are a great example of this. Both my 3 year old and 1 year old love to eat muffins but I have to make them different varieties, as my 1 year old is currently on a non-dairy diet. I have always disliked muffin baking for one reason alone: the clean up. I do not like cleaning out the individual muffin cups! However, I recently discovered these awesome mini-muffin tins that make muffin baking a breeze!

The Wilton baking company now makes the coolest muffin tin I've ever seen - it is metal-safe, non-stick and dishwasher safe! It's called Wilton Indulgence Professional Bakeware 12-Cup Mini Muffin Pan. These pans are awesome. They are non-stick but they clean up in the dishwasher! I still spray mine with baking spray but it washes off every time. You can even use metal utensils on these, but I haven't found it necessary; the muffins lift right out.

Target sells a 24-cup version, but I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and got 2 12-cup tins instead. That way if I want to make a half recipe I can, and they are easier to fit in the dishwasher.

By the way, one of our favorite muffin recipes is Deceptively Delicious Chocolate Chip Muffins. It's found in Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook and they are sooo good. Making them mini-muffin-size just adds to the fun!




Ashlie Miller said...

Mmm...I have Deceptively Delicious, but I haven't tried that recipe yet! FYI...I think Hobby Lobby sales Wilton products and they often have 40 or 50% off coupons either in the paper or online (sometimes specifically for Wilton items).

AmyA said...

Oh, great idea! I did use a coupon at BBandB, but I would have gotten a better deal at Hobby Lobby for sure! I'll have to remember that because I think I'm going to get some more pieces, like a loaf pan or something. Thanks!