I woke up not feeling well. My birthday was coming up and I really didn't want it to come. I was tired. I am tired. But this day was a Saturday and I had family coming. My Aunt Paul and my beautiful sister-in-law. I just wanted to sleep but I put on a smile because … Continue reading A Day In The Life of The ALS Lady…
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
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
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.
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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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
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…
Not too long ago things were looking a little like this:
And I was inside making something that looks a lot like this:
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:
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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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
Man, I have been in a funk lately! I have re-read my last few posts and I was being someone special, wasn't I? And not a good special either! Well, no more of that negativity! I'm trying to get my positive attitude back. I hope that if I keep telling myself to look on the … Continue reading My Favourite Kind Of Recipe! – No Churn Ice Cream!
It's been awhile has it not? I mean for me to post a Random Thoughts post. Well, I have some thoughts to share! I always have something I want to say but I am silent because of my ALS. I really wish that I could talk to my visitors but I do love to listen … Continue reading Random Thoughts And Other Things – 7
Hi guys and gals! I thought that I would reblog this post because they look delicious AND you do not have to feel guilty for eating a brownie. When is that a real possibility? If you look at the ingredients, you’re eating a chocolate brownie full of fibre – good for your gut – vitamin A – hello eye sight and immunity – and a plethora of other great stuff that would take me hours to type. Hey, you try typing with your eyes! Lol
I have a nephew with nut allergies but I really want him to give these brownies a try. That being said, I imagine you could easily sub Wowbutter or an alternative seed or brown pea butter – there are a few that my nephew loves – for the coconut almond butter and for the almond milk any alternative milk would work.
I have some exciting news. I’m typing this on the new computer! It’s not mine yet. There are a few bugs to work out but at least I have a hope of maybe getting it before I die! For a while there I wasn’t so sure… Lol
Sweet Potato & Coconut Brownies with a Chocolate Date Caramel Frosting.
Sounds good right?
The latest of my vegetable based bakes is probably my favourite. Don’t get me wrong, my chickpea blondies and my butternut squash pancakes were nice, but there’s something special about eating a chocolatey cake without it being too bad for you!
The chocolate date caramel frosting takes this bake to a whole new level. The sweet ‘caramelly’ taste of the dates and the contrasting texture really makes these brownies feel like (without being) a naughty treat!
I went for the Coconut and Almond Butter from Meridian Foods for this recipe. If you’re not a coconut fan, you could easily use normal almond butter instead.
I’ve also used 50g of flour in these (I went for spelt flour). This is purely because I’m not a massive fan of an overly oaty bake! You can easily substitute this…
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