Monday, August 24, 2009

Worth every penny!

Recently I spotted a group of utensils at a rummage sale. There were about 5 things in the group and 3 of them looked useful to me so I inquired as to price. They told me fifty cents and I was happy to take them home for that. I was especially happy because of this...

I have a scoop type ice cream scoop from Pampered Chef. It is great because it has the liquid in the handle that makes scooping really hard ice cream a little easier. And as my wrists seem to be developing issues I am happy with anything that makes using them a bit easier!

However, I have heard about using an ice cream scoop for measuring out batter when making muffins or cupcakes. I have always struggled with the drips of making muffins. And I never seem to be able to get the same amount of batter in each muffin tin. Now I had a shot at making it a bit easier and a bit less messy.

Let me tell you, it works! I have used it for corn bread muffins, chocolate cupcakes and assorted other batters. It doesn't take a full scoop to get the right amount into the tin, probably more like 3/4 of a scoop. I've made these goodies without having burned on batter around the cups on the tin! I've been able to go back and add a bit more without any issues too. This is something that really works for me!

This little puppy was worth every penny. Now I just want to find a smaller one to use for mini muffins and parceling out cookie dough. Calling all rummage sale hosters....sell me your mini scoops! :)


This is posted at Tammy's Recipes Kitchen Tips and Works for Me Wednesday.


  1. I like to use measuring cups to pour batter into muffin cups, waffle iron, etc. I've never tried mini muffins, but perhaps the 1/4 cup would work?

  2. I don't know how big that one is, but I use a good-sized scoop for cookies too. Not the mini one. I also use it to scoop out pancake batter so they're all the same size. I love my scoops!

  3. Now you have me curious as to what the other useful items were! I need to click around over here again . . . but I'm getting a "potty, Mama!" call over the monitor so I'd better respond. I also have some things for a Frugal Find Friday (now that I know from you that it's actually a thing!) - it was a good morning at the thrift shop!