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National Blueberry Day

National Blueberry Day is the day we celebrate the marvelous blueberry! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 8th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Holiday Insights : July 8 Holiday National Blueberry Day

Kid Activities | Activities for Kids for Month of July Page 1

Below are some blueberry recipes to try:

Blueberry Recipes – Driscoll’s

Blueberry Recipes – Allrecipes.com

17 Easy Blueberry Recipes – What to Make with Blueberries

Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Superfast Blueberry Desserts | MyRecipes

 Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

Blueberries for kids on YouTube

 

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Better Than Boxed Muffins

Basic Muffins (I do not remember where I got this recipe from but will give credit when I remember.) Blueberry muffins are the favorite here at our house.

I often double the recipe so we will have some muffins for snacks later in the day.

Better Than Boxed Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1-2 t. Vanilla, optional
  • 2-3 T. sour cream, optional

Directions:

Mix ingredients together. Spoon into a greased Muffin Pan, 2/3 full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 12-15 muffins.

Add these ingredients to a basic muffin mix or recipe to liven up your muffins:

Bacon or Ham – Reduce sugar to 2 Tbsp. and add 1/2 cup chopped bacon or ham
Blueberries – 1 cup, may also add a touch of vanilla
Cherries or cranberries – 2/3 cup of cherries or cranberries, mixed with 2 Tbsp. of sugar first
Dried fruit – 1/2 cup apricots, currants, peaches, figs, prunes, raisins or dates
Nuts – 1/3 cup chopped
Cheese – 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1/8 tsp. paprika
Cornmeal – 1 cup cornmeal and 1 cup flour
Whole wheat – 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup flour. This is especially good with crumbled bacon.

Chocolate chips- 1/2 – 1 c chips, 1 t vanilla

PB Chocolate chip- 1/2 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1 t vanilla

Cinnamon Roll Muffins – 1/4 c. Brown sugar, 2 T. Flour, 1/4 c. Melted butter, 1 T. Cinnamon – mix together and swirl on top of the batter before baking. Top with glaze, if desired. Glaze – 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1-2 T. milk, 1/2 t. vanilla (optional)

Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to make your own favorite. I will continue to add variations as we come up with them as well.