A Southern Grace: not too shabby (shabby apple giveaway)

April 24, 2013

not too shabby (shabby apple giveaway)

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As I mentioned last time, I make a batch of scones just about every day. This is also true of muffins, and I've found that even though scones can be sweet or savory, there's a lot more room for variation when it comes to muffins.


Do I use butter or oil? Do I cream the butter or melt it (or brown it!)? Is there a streusel involved? Which fruit (or colorful vegetable!) shall I use, and will it be fresh or dried? Should I add nuts, and if so, what kind? Milk, buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt? Oh, I get excited just thinking about all the possibilities. And that, my friends, is why I bake.

This is a good batch of muffins. The fruit is the glorious apple, the nuts are marvelous pecans, the fat is creamed butter, and the liquid is buttermilk. The result is a tender quick bread with lots of contrasting texture, plenty of aromatic spices, and a delicious flavor.


That's great, you say, but what about Shabby Apple? You probably already know about them--they have everything from polka dot dresses to peplum skirts to brooches to swimwear, and it's all lovely.

If you'd like a chance to win a $100 gift card to Shabby Apple, do one, some, or all of the following and tell me about each action in a separate comment:
*Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
*Like A Southern Grace on Facebook
*Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter
*Follow A Southern Grace on Twitter
*Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest
*Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest
*Tweet about the giveaway.
*Tell me about your favorite dress.


**COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED!**

Comments will close in two weeks, on Friday, May 3th. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted shortly thereafter. Be sure to include an email in your comment, if needed. (US residents only--sorry!)

Shabby Apple Pecan Muffins
Makes about 14 large muffins
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper cups.
In a mixer bowl, blend butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Blend in eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and sour cream until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
Fold in dry ingredients and when almost mixed, fold in apples and pecans.
Scoop evenly into the prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out of the pan to cool completely.

218 comments:

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I could eat scones and muffins on a daily basis... Those muffins must taste really good!

Cheers,

Rosa

Susan said...

I LIKE A Southern Grace on Facebook!

Patricia P. said...

I like a Southern Grace on Facebook. Hopefully, this is not a duplicate. I got an error message the first time.

Patricia P. said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest.

Juliana said...

I love both scone and muffins, but do not make often enough...this muffin looks great, like the combination of apple and pecan...yum!
Hope you are having a lovely week Grace :)

Ally said...

Mmm, I love apple muffins. Will have to try it with pecans.

I follow Shabby Apple on FB

Ally said...

I follow Southern Grace on FB

Tabitha said...

i like shabby apple on fb under tabitha pyle
kayleefaith1228@aol.com

Ally said...

I follow Shabby Apple on pinterest

Ally said...

I follow Southern Grace on Pinterest

Ally said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter

Ally said...

I follow Southern Grace on Twitter

Ally said...

My favorite dress is a black 3/4 sleeve one with a skinny belt. I bought it 2 years ago and it's the perfect LBD, I wear it to dinners, parties even to the theater. it's super versatile.

mrsshukra said...

Follow you on twitter!

mrsshukra said...

Follow Shabby APple on twitter!

mrsshukra said...

Follow you on pinterest!

mrsshukra said...

The peony dress is cute!

mrsshukra said...

https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/327145910075277314

mrsshukra said...

Follow shabby apple on pinterest!

Shelly said...

I liked Shabby Apple on FB.

Henria O. said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB.
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Henria O. said...

I like you on FB.
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Henria O. said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter (@sazzyfrazzy).
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Henria O. said...

I follow you on Twitter (@sazzyfrazzy).
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Tree said...

My fave dress is a green collared button-up day dress that has a great vintage feel and beautiful pleats. I love wearing it in the summer!

Henria O. said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest (Henria O r o p...).
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Henria O. said...

I follow you on Pinterest (Henria O r o p...).
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Tree said...

I like Shabby Apple on fb!

Shelly said...

I liked A Southern Grace on FB.

Tree said...

I added you on fb!

Henria O. said...

Tweeted here:
https://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/status/327149326461698048
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I like the Golden Afternoon dress!
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Tree said...

I follow SA on twitter! @TheresaSea

Shelly said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest.

Shelly said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest.

Tree said...

I just added you on twitter! @TheresaSea

Tree said...

I follow SA on pinterest!

Tree said...

I just added you on pinterest! (treets4shore)

April G said...

Those muffins look delicious.
I like Shabby Apple on FB.

aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

April G said...

I like A Southern Grace on FB.
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April G said...

I follow Shabby Apple on twitter as @irishmarmalade.

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April G said...

I follow your twitter as @irishmarmalade.

aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

April G said...

I follow Shabby Apple on pinterest as user pinterest.com/irishmarmalade (April Gilbertson).
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April G said...

I also follow your pinterest page as user pinterest.com/irishmarmalade.

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April G said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/irishmarmalade/status/327201074849136640

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April G said...

My favorite dress is from their Fete De Fleurs collection - the lovely green Orchid dress!

aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

Teddy said...

My favorite dress is the rainbow swing dress I just made for my about to be 5yr old granddaughter. Strips of pale rainbow colors sewn lengthwise with ribbon ties at the shoulder. Oh, and her doll got one too! I love yor blog!

LizB said...

My favorite dress is bright red with a ruffle down the side!!

Anonymous said...

fan of shabby apple on Facebook

Donna Becker said...

fan of Southern Grace on facebook

Donna Becker said...

following A Southern Grace on Pinterest

Donna Becker said...

following Shabby Apple on Pinterest

Donna Becker said...

my favorite dress is the heart of me from their shirt dresses

Guru Uru said...

I cannot enter the giveaway unfortunately but I can admire those moist delicious apples :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Elin Woods said...

My favorite dress is a toss-up between a simple black sundress I bought on clearance at Target last summer, it is so easy to just throw on in a hurry, or my bridesmaid dress from my friend's wedding. I felt like Joan Holloway in it, even if it was khaki.

Elin Woods said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

Elin Woods said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter!

Elin Woods said...

I like A Southern Grace on Facebook!

Elin Woods said...

I follow you on Twitter. (@elinwoods)

Elin Woods said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest!

Elin Woods said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Joanne said...

The irony of the title of this post is that these muffins are anything BUT shabby!

Caroline - All That I'm Eating said...

Oh I'm not in the US! Shame but these muffins sound great.

john hutchens said...

like shabby apple on facebook

john hutchens said...

Like A Southern Grace on Facebook

john hutchens said...

Follow A Southern Grace on Twitter

john hutchens said...

like shabby apple on twitter

john hutchens said...

Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest

john hutchens said...

Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest

john hutchens said...

El Capitan is my favorite

john hutchens said...

https://twitter.com/johnhutchens1/status/327464190740664320

Mary Beth said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Mary Beth said...

I liked A Southern Grace on Facebook.

Mary Beth said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/woodlandlass/)

Mary Beth said...

I followed you on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/woodlandlass/)

Mary Beth said...

Right now, I really like their new With This Ring dress. LACE!

Mary Beth said...

If I still had twitter, I'd follow you and tweet, but I don't....

Those muffins look delish! I'm writing that recipe down! :D

Saurus said...

My favorite is the Knave of Hearts dress! Navy blue is my go-to color.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

So do people find an excuse to drop by regularly? Because I would! :P

abbe lynn said...

Following A Southern Grace on Pinterest.
I love your blog&recipes and your way with words. This for sharing!

abbe lynn said...

Following A Southern Grace on Pinterest

Elena Vo said...

Thanks so much for the generous and stylish giveaway! I have been browsing Shabby Apple's website for twenty minutes now...loving their summer dresses and the fun shoes. I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook as Elena Vo.

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

I liked A Southern Grace on Facebook as Elena Vo.

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

I don't qualify for the contest (being Canadian), but you've given me a great recipe so everything's good.

Elena Vo said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter as @lifesdeepcolors

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

I followed Shabby Apple on Pinterest as blessedfosho

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

Followed you on Pinterest as blessedfosho.

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

Followed you on Pinterest as blessedfosho.

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/LifesDeepColors/status/327576008624574464

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Elena Vo said...

My favorite dress is Bon Voyage. It's modest yet flattering. Plus, I love the navy color and the ruffles!

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Blond Duck said...

It's like apple pie in a muffin!

Ellen said...

https://twitter.com/usnamom2014/status/327759226002894848

Ellen said...

Love the Admiral dress

Ellen said...

*Like Shabby Apple on Facebook - ellen casper

Ellen said...

*Like A Southern Grace on Facebook - ellen casper

Ellen said...

*Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter - @usnamom2014

Ellen said...

*Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest - flagler2

Ellen said...

*Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest - flagler2

Pam said...

Great giveaway. The muffins also look mighty tasty.

Anonymous said...

i actually don't own any dresses so no favorites.

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jilliann m said...

i like shabby apple on FB zzze_burninator at yahoo.com

jilliann m said...

i like a southern grace on FB
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jilliann m said...

i follow SA on twitter zzze_burninator at yahoo.com

jilliann m said...

i follow a southern grace on twitter zzze_burninator at yahoo.com

jilliann m said...

i like the cherish you dress. but really i like most of their dresses! zzze_burninator at yahoo.com

Hannah said...

i like shabby apple on facebook :)

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Hannah said...

i follow shabby apple on twitter :)

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Hannah said...

i follow shabby apple on pinterest :)

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Grace Mitton said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

gracie.rm@gmail.com

Grace Mitton said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

gracie.rm@gmail.com

Grace Mitton said...

I like Shabby Apple on Pinterest!

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Grace Mitton said...

And my fav dress is the LA dress. So gorgeous!

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Von said...

The texture of your muffins always look incredible, but this one looks incredibly good!! Oh wow, that must be a lot of scone and muffins!! How do you get through them all?

dentistvschef said...

simply drolling me..
if i'm not remember that i'm allergic on pecan, i'll grab that for sure..hehehe

Calli W said...

I like shabby apple on fb.

Calli W said...

I like the belle de jour dress!

Calli W said...

I follow shabby apple on twitter as freefragments

richied.becky said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook, I am Becky Richied on FB.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

My favorite dress from Shabby Apple is the black Premier dress...I just absolutely LOVE it!!

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

Like A Southern Grace on Facebook, I am Becky Richied on FB.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

I Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter, I am @cancer_free_me on twitter.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

I Follow A Southern Grace on Twitter, I am @cancer_free_me on twitter.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

I Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest, I am classymommie on pinterest.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

I Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest, I am classymommie on pinterest.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

richied.becky said...

I have tweeted this giveaway on twitter: https://twitter.com/cancer_free_me/status/328612453078429696

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Gina Wildorchid said...

Like Shabby Apple on Facebook-- Wild Orchid
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Gina Wildorchid said...

Like A Southern Grace on Facebook -- Wild Orchid
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Gina Wildorchid said...

Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter @WildOrchid985

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Gina Wildorchid said...

Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest
"wildorchid985"

Gina Wildorchid said...

Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest
"wildorchid985"

Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/328642732354596864

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love the "I'm late I'm late" dress.

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meredith m said...

I Like Shabby Apple on Facebook

meredith m said...

I Like A Southern Grace on Facebook

meredith m said...

I Follow Shabby Apple on Twitter

meredith m said...

I Follow Shabby Apple on Pinterest

meredith m said...

I Follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest

meredith m said...

I like the Gondola dress

meredith m said...

https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/328667214632865792

Sara Rowe said...

I like on FB - Sara E Rowe

Sara Rowe said...

Following Shabby Apple on Twitter - saraRowe8

Sara Rowe said...

Following A Southern Grace on Twitter - SaraRowe8

Sara Rowe said...

Following Shabby Apple on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/sk8ermkwan/following/

Sara Rowe said...

Following A Southern Grace on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/sk8ermkwan/following/

Sara Rowe said...

I really like the Serenade dress in electric blue

The Girl said...

Followed shabby apple on Pinterest!

The Girl said...

And following southern grace on Pinterest

Amy B said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB

Amy B said...

I like SG on FB

Amy B said...

I follow SA on twitter @amdierm

Amy B said...

I follow SG on twitter @amdierm

Amy B said...

I follow SA on pinterest: Amy Bo

Amy B said...

My favorite dress is the Blue Eyes dress

lisa is cooking said...

Muffins are so delightfully versatile! This particular combination sounds like a great one. And, I do have a favorite dress. It's a spring-time dress in white with big pink flowers and a skinny black belt. I wish I had more occasions for wearing it!

Randi Lynne said...

Favorite dress is 3/4 sleeves and has horizontal stripes!

Celeste said...

following Shabby Apple on twitter (@swellswag)

email:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

following Shabby Apple on Pinterest (celeste619)

email:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Love the Gondola! Love the stripes and the preppy-feel!

email:
celeste@mail4me.com

Nancy said...

Those muffins look oh so good!
I like SA on FB.

Nancy said...

I follow SA on pinterest.

Nancy said...

My favorite dress is the Arripidae. I love the rich color, the high neck and the button details! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tabathia said...

like shabby apple on fb: michelle barrett

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Tabathia said...

follow shabby apple on twitter: chelleb36

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Tabathia said...

I like the study hall dress

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Tabathia said...

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Heather Paulding said...

like shabby apple on Facebook via Heather Paulding

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Heather Paulding said...

following shabby apple on twitter via @SpunkySensation
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Heather Paulding said...

following shabby apple on pinterest!
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Heather Paulding said...

love the bampton!
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Heather Paulding said...

like a southern grace on facebook via Heather Paulding
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Heather Paulding said...

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wyguymom said...

I like SA on fb

wyguymom said...

I like you on fb!

wyguymom said...

I follow you on twitter

wyguymom said...

I follow SA on twitter @wyguy_mom

wyguymom said...

I follow you on pinterest megmcd423

wyguymom said...

I follow SA on pinterest

wyguymom said...

My favorite dress was picked up thrifting.... $495 retail for $10!

Melissa Palmer said...

I like Shabby Apple on FB
Thanks for the chance!
Melissa
mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

I like your FB page (Melissa Palmer)
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Melissa Palmer said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Twitter (@MrsPalmer2008)
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Melissa Palmer said...

Following you on Twitter @MrsPalmer2008
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Melissa Palmer said...

Following Shabby Apple on Pinterest (mel0419)
mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

Following you on Pinterest (mel0419)
mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

My favorite dress is the I'm Late I'm Late dress! I LOVE the lace!
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Melissa Palmer said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/MrsPalmer2008/status/329428396394307585
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Heidi said...

I liked Shabby Apple on facebook!

Heidi said...

I liked a southern grace on facebook!

Heidi said...

I follow shabby apple on twitter!

Heidi said...

I follow a southern grace on twitter!

Heidi said...

I follow shabby apple on pinterest!

Heidi said...

I follow a southern grace on pinterest!

Heidi said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/colorvibrant/status/329452833881608192

Heidi said...

I'm loving the vintage inspired Gondola dress with green on top! It's so bold and classy!

Tabitha said...

i like Shabby Apple on Facebook

Tabitha said...

I liked A Southern Grace on Facebook :)

Tabitha said...

My favorite dress so far is Grey Fox

Tabitha said...

I'm following you on pinterest

Tabitha said...

i'm following Shabby Apple on pinterest

Vunda Vall said...

i like shabby apple on fb
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