Candace’s Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins!

Another pumpkin treat! Candace invited us over for dinner Sunday evening. She made Chicken Gumbo, Mama's Jalapeño Cornbread, and these pumpkin muffins--Candace's Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins. All the food was wonderful, especially these pumpkin muffins! She had me bring a Chocolate Pie (which I will blog later) for dessert. I said, "OK, as long as you let me blog your muffins!" DEAL!!! Last week I made Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Muffins and took to her house. This week she treated us to hers! While both are perfect muffins for fall, mine didn't have a topping or glaze, while Candace's had BOTH a topping AND a glaze! Making Candace's Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins . . It surprised me that Candace made pumpkin muffins because generally … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Muffins for fall!

Muffins anyone? I love muffins . . . just about any kind of muffins. My Mama does too:) So, when I was able to create this recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Muffins, I made some for her and for us. These muffins are delightfully delicious, with dried cranberries and chopped pecans, but they aren't too sweet. Just right, in our opinion. And, since October is a month to make anything pumpkin . . . pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, and even pumpkin bread . . . the time was perfect to make these muffins. (The pumpkin pie can wait until Thanksgiving, that is, if you can wait that long:) I actually found the recipe on a Jewish website for Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins. This is their Sukkot holiday/ feast, which is similar to our … [Read more...]

Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze, a must for fall!

It's Apple Season! Apples are plentiful now, and that has inspired me to make some apple recipes. Recently, I got an email with an Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze recipe in it. The pictures were BEAUTIFUL!!! So, Mama and I made it. HUGE disappointment! The bread was dry, not moist. It could have been something I did wrong, but I didn't want to make it again and it not work out. So I found another Apple Bread recipe on Pinterest and added a Bourbon Glaze. This time, it was delicious, moist, and the Bourbon Glaze worked really well with it. Making the Apple Bread with Bourbon Glaze . . . Because I was intrigued with the Bourbon Glaze on an Apple Bread, I was determined to find a way to make it so that it was good. Mama and I assessed what … [Read more...]

Aunt Clarice’s Fig Strawberry Jam!

Figs in September? Make  Fig Strawberry Jam! As long as I can remember, Mama always made my Aunt Clarice's Fig Strawberry Jam. Aunt Clarice Holland was Daddy's oldest sister. In fact, she was the oldest child of Grandmama and Granddaddy Booe. She married a Methodist preacher, Hurston Holland. And, at one point, they were assigned to the Methodist Church in Hazen, where Mama and Daddy went. Aunt Clarice had given Mama this recipe for her Fig Strawberry Jam when I was a child. At the time, Daddy had planted several fig trees on their property, and when the figs were ready to be picked, Mama made the jam. Sadly, the last time her fig trees yielded the fruit was three years ago. The trees became diseased, and were recently cut down. No more … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins!

Which Banana Muffins to make? Once again, Lynn bought bananas. And when they became too ripe, he wanted me to make Banana Nut Muffins. Not just any banana muffins, these had to be HEALTHY banana nut muffins! Well, with bananas and nuts, that's pretty healthy, don't you think? But, as I looked through Pinterest, I found a banana nut muffin recipe from Ask the Food Geek that had whole wheat flour and peanut butter. Whole wheat flour takes banana nut muffins to a whole 'nuther level, if you know what I mean:) Making the Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins . . . I only made three changes in the original recipe for these muffins: I used 2% milk instead of almond milk I used crunchy peanut butter (the original recipe just … [Read more...]