Hello and welcome to The Capricious Crafter blog! Who or what is the capricious crafter? Well, that would be me, Becky, a sixty something child of God, wife, daughter, aunt, great aunt, friend and lover of crafting, cooking, reading, travel, and more. My husband and I have been married almost thirty years and are looking forward to his retirement at the end of 2014. Our plans are to buy a new camper and hit the road as much as possible. Oh, the possibilities are endless for our future!

I am a child of the 1950's and that is definitely my favorite 'era'. I collect Fire King items from the 1940's and 50's, clear glass or crystal glassware, especially pitchers, cream and sugar sets, etc., as well as old dishware and serving pieces, vintage fabrics and so much more!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and definitely from my early childhood. I remember my mother teaching me how to make paper dolls from the Sears catalog and 'shirt cardboard' from the cleaners. And now I still love playing with paper! My primary crafty passion is paper crafting items such as mini albums, cards, tags, etc., however I also enjoy crocheting, some sewing, embroidery, mixed media art and art journaling, felt crafts and so much more.

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafts I make, foods I cook, decorating and caring for my home, new products I try, treasures I find at estate and yard sales, my collections, and anything else I come up with. I hope you will join me on this journey ... it's going to be a very 'capricious' ride!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sharing ... Cooking ... Molly Wilson's Cheese Muffins

I am so blessed to have a wonderful LSS (local scrapbooking store) in my area called Altered Angel.  We have a great group of ladies who get together most every Thursday to craft and create art together called "Thursday's Angels".  Last Thursday we had our Christmas party and celebrated with a finger food pot luck, crafting and a 'Dirty Santa' gift exchange with one rule ... gifts must be either from your stash, or something you made by your own  hands.  It was so much fun!

My contributions to the food was one of my family's favorite desserts ... Chocolate Delight Pie, and Molly Wilson's Cheese Muffins.  I got the muffin recipe years ago from local radio personality and gardening Guru, Walter Reeves' website after hearing him talk about the muffins on the air.  I have to tell you, these muffins are so delicious, so easy to make, and so very full of fat!  The recipe is only 4 ingredients and 3 are fats, but they are so delicious, and your guests will love them!  Here is the recipe ...

Molly Wilson’s Cheese Muffin Recipe

2 sticks of very soft (almost melted) butter
1 cup of sour cream
2 cups of self-rising flour
2 cups of sharp cheese

Add ingredients in order, hand-stirring after each one, in a big bowl. Spoon into small muffin pan (1.5″ muffins), three-fourths full. Use Teflon-coated pan or you can spray pan with floured no-stick spray beforehand. I have also used silicone muffin pans but they take longer to bake than the metal pans.
Bake at 400 degrees 15 – 20 minutes or until the tops are brown.

Make four times as many as you have guests coming. They’re that good!

How many muffins does this recipe make?  Linda S. says “about 48″.


That is it!  So easy, and so delicious, these would be great for a Christmas morning breakfast ... I think they would amazing with the addition of some finely chopped bacon, ham, or crumbled breakfast sausage. 

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?  I'd love if you would go to my Facebook page and share your recipes with us!  Blessings,