Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Berry Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups fresh berries (I use frozen and it works just fine)
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400°F. Lightly butter twelve muffin cups or place paper muffin cups in the muffin tin.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine and make a well in the center. In another medium bowl, whisk the milk, oil and eggs. Mix well and pour into the well. Stir just until blended. Fold in the berries. Spoon equal amounts of the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about three-fourths full.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins and serve warm or cool on a wire rack.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Oatmeal Pancakes

Always eager to try new ideas for Saturday morning breakfast, I found this one. It was pretty delicious and it's definitely one we'll be bringing back to the table some other Saturday. 

  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • In a bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda and sugar. Combine the egg, buttermilk and butter; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Cook in usual pancake fashion on your griddle or frying pan. We topped them with some cooked fresh peaches.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chicken Fried Rice

  • 1 egg
  • 1T water
  • 1T butter
  • 1T vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
    1c frozen mixed veggies
  • 3  green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, cold
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1c cooked, chopped chicken

    In a small bowl, beat egg with water. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add egg and leave flat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and cut into shreds.

    Heat oil in same skillet; add onion and saute until soft. Add veggies and saute until thawed. Then add rice, soy sauce, pepper and chicken. Stir fry together for about 5 minutes, then stir in egg. Serve hot.