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November 2017

Breads Breakfast Recipes Sweets

Yogurt Bran Muffins

November 29, 2017
Yogurt Bran Muffins

When we lived in Texas we shopped at Kroger. They had the best bran muffins. Back in my airline days, they were my go to breakfast. Portable, filling, perfect on a 15 minute break. These Yogurt Bran Muffins are pretty close.

I like mine really plain. No raisins, no nuts, not too sweet, no crunchy topping and not too heavy. This recipe is very, very close. The addition of speculoos spice mix adds a subtile zing that you will miss if you leave it out. In a pinch substitute a bit of cinnamon. You can by all means add all that stuff if you like but I am a bran muffin purist. Make a batch over the weekend and keep them in the fridge for breakfast all week. I think they actually taste better after the first day.

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Speculoos Cookies
Recipes Sweets

Speculoos Biscuits or Speculaas Cookies

I had hoped to have this Speculoos Biscuit recipe out to you this past weekend but the Accidental Cowboy and I both came down with a nasty bug. The good news, is that we both lost some weight just in time to put it…

November 22, 2017
speculoos spice mix
Recipes Sweets

Speculoos Spice Mix

Speculoos Spice, straight from Belgium. This is the spice mix that begs to be used during the holidays. Think of gingerbread. Now think about that blend in pumpkin pie or sweet potatoes or bran muffins. Go out on a limb and think of it…

November 18, 2017
My Top 5 Cooking Tools
Cooking Uncategorized

What are Your Favorite Cooking Tools?

The holidays are right around the corner so I thought it might be enlightening to hear from everyone what some of your favorite cooking tools are. I’m sure there are some great things that every cook doesn’t even know he or she needs. Maybe…

November 15, 2017
Beurre Manie
Cooking Main Dishes Recipes

Beurre Manié, The Key to Pan Sauce

I see all sorts of sauces these days in the grocery store both jarred and dry mixes. While I am sure they are convenient, I am guessing they have their share of stabilizers and chemicals and a bunch of salt. I prefer to make…

November 8, 2017
Flo's Puttanesca Sauce
Main Dishes Recipes

Flo’s Puttanesca Sauce

I am hard pressed to decide that if I had to live off just one food, would it be pasta or tortilla chips and salsa. Well chips and salsa are two things but, you get my point. It is very unfortunate that these foods…

November 1, 2017
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