Herb & Garlic Dinner Rolls — Oh Yes, They Did & A Nod To Thanksgiving By Me

I was trying to decide what type of bread to make with dinner the other night. There are just so many kinds of homemade breads and rolls that sometimes it is difficult to actually decide which kind you want to make. I decided to whip up a batch of herb and garlic dinner rolls to […] … Continue reading Herb & Garlic Dinner Rolls — Oh Yes, They Did & A Nod To Thanksgiving By Me

Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

If you are new to my blog, there was a time when I worked as a waitress at a local Tex-Mex restaurant. This particular restaurant had the philosophy that regardless of your hired position, it was important for you to be trained in all of the areas of the restaurant. You know, so you could … Continue reading Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

Random Thoughts And Other Things – 9

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and over the weekend we lived through 2 tornadoes! There was no power at the hospital on Saturday, just the back up generators. No cable, no Internet access. Today, many people are still with no power and many people have lost their homes. It's unbelievable really. Ottawa is not … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 9

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole

This casserole looks too good to be true! It’s heavenly and you do not have to stand in front of a stove making one or two pieces of French Toast at a time. You can prep it all the night before and then pop it in the oven the next morning! Heaven and no prep time the day of!
I’m a huge fan of French Toast, or at least I was and I have to admit that if I had known that you could make it soooooo easily, I may have had a few extra pounds on my bum! lol I know a certain niece who loves raisin bread and I’m going to guess that she would love this casserole.
Happy cooking!

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Not far from our home, there is a Pepperidge Farm Outlet that we often visit when going to a nearby mall. One of the items I usually stock up on is the cinnamon raisin bread that is always marked down to a reasonable price. I bring the loaves home and tuck them in the freezer for lots of different recipes.
This is a tasty casserole that takes minutes to put together. It’s such a treat to put a big pan of French toast in the oven rather than standing in front of the stovetop making slices in small batches. This makes for more time to enjoy early morning conversation with the family while savoring the awesome combination of cinnamon, raisin, pecans and maple syrup with a piping hot cup of coffee. I often make this the night before serving so that when I wake up there is no prep time…

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Blue Ridge Apple Cake… — Camellia’s Cottage

It might come as a surprise that the Appalachian Region is apple growing country. Settlers from Scotch Irish descent brought apple seeds with them to grow in the new land… with the help of Cherokee Indians apples became widely grown. With temperatures dipping into the 20s and highs in the 80s – the plateaus produce … Continue reading Blue Ridge Apple Cake… — Camellia’s Cottage

Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Spice Muffin Copycat Recipe

I am reblogging this post for one reason. Well, one reason that spills into a number of them! lol
I’m a pumpkin fanatic! If I could bake, or move at all, I would be baking DOZENS of these muffins! I may, or perhaps not, even have shared them. If I could eat, I would possibly have added many pounds to my bum by hording them all to myself. And I would not care! That’s how pumpkin crazy I am! I’ve told you before that I was the weirdo kid who wanted pumpkin pie for her birthday instead of cake. Sadly, I wasnt allowed because “apparently” the other kids wouldn’t have come to my party if there was no cake! How rude?! lol
Anyhoo, I really want my family To make these muffins and tell me how yummy they are. Now, how can I turn this recipe into ice cream which is the only thing that I can eat now…

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Chris In Canada

Not too long ago things were looking a little like this:

And I was inside making something that looks a lot like this:

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You guessed it: Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Spice Muffins!  This recipe is a mixture of other pumpkin and/or spice muffin recipes I’ve found and tweaked a little bit to make it a near-perfect Timmie’s knock-off.  The muffins are moist and spiced and the crunch of the toasted pumpkin seeds is the perfect adornment atop a muffin filled with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.

These are perfect for a fall morning!  (And since winter doesn’t officially begin until after the 21st of December, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy these muffins this fall.)

Without further adieu, I present to you…

My copycat recipe for Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Spice Muffins:

Ingredients:

For the Muffins:

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground…

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Random Thoughts And Other Things – 8

I have been putting writing this post off for quite some time now. It has not been anything other than pure laziness in my case. I could tell you that my computer has been giving me trouble, which it has but that is not the true reason. I could tell you that I have been … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 8

When Did We Start To Waste So Much? And A Recipe Created To Avoid Loss – Orange Nut & Seed Loaf

If you have ever read my blog, you know that I am against waste. I have gone over how I feel when I watch home improvement shows and they go in and start smashing everything. Even things that could be saved and donated or even sold instead of ending up in our landfills. But the truth … Continue reading When Did We Start To Waste So Much? And A Recipe Created To Avoid Loss – Orange Nut & Seed Loaf

Tomato Ricotta Pie with Garlic Herb Crust

I love the simplicity of this recipe! It’s perfect for a hot summer evening and would pair well with a cool Glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy!

Summer weather has officially hit the Southern California region. Usually May through June, San Diego County experiences a phenomenon we like to call May Gray and June Gloom. The weather at that time is in the mid to high 60’s. Though once July hits, it actually starts warming up and we had a bit of a heat wave not too long ago. Needless to say, who wants to sit by a stove or oven all night making a hot dinner for an already warm evening?

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Last week I had made some homemade ricotta, so I needed to use it up before it went bad. I decided to use it in this tomato ricotta pie with garlic herb crust. It’s such a simple dish to make and the flavors go wonderful together. It really is the perfect dish for a summer evening. I’ve heard it also goes well with a glass…

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