Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins

The house smells of apple muffins, and I remember what my daughter says at a time like this. Mom, this is so cozy. Especially cozy with Grandmother Rose’s vintage crystal, and Mother’s muffin recipe baking up. Things were a lot simpler in the 50’s … for our family anyway … Foods and recipes too. If you’re looking for a muffin with complex flavors and textures this is not the recipe. A simple taste with just a bit of cinnamon and apple tartness sums it up.

Lost in the Fifties Tonight.


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Easy Banana Muffins

With Crumb Topping

Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping

He’s a muffin connoisseur. Only three but his muffin must be fresh, moist, and delicious, of course. This recipe is a one bowl mix you can whip up in minutes by hand. Add the topping or not. Hope you enjoy these too!

Here’s my daughter’s guy enjoying my homemade Fudge Pops awhile back. Don’t tell his mom!

Fudge Pops











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Portuguese Meat Bread

Portuguese Meat Bread


Backyard chickens are busy this time of year. With the extra eggs I opted to bake this delicious Portuguese Meat Bread, a meal in itself with a little side of greens or green salad. My choice as a side today with my Portuguese Turnip Green Soup … coming up next!

This bread is rich in eggs & butter! What this means to bakers? This recipe requires extra time to rise … about 2 hours. Plus, it’s a little sticky during kneading.

It’s a forgiving recipe and certainly worth the effort because the outcome is amazing.

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Focaccia Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich

Focaccia Chorizo Breakfast SandwichYep, I do fast food … Starbucks to be exact! Not too often … Whatever that means! Their Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich has me. Potato bread bun with a slice of scrambled egg that has been cooked with caramelized onion, Monterey Jack cheese and a tender slice of chorizo. It’s the spicy chorizo that makes it. This thin tender patty of chorizo is a mystery. I’m not a chorizo expert but I do know Mexican and Spanish varieties are quite different … the Spanish is more like an Italian salami in texture … so I’ve been told. Mexican varieties are in castings that are not typically eaten. The contents are removed, crumbled and cooked. The Starbucks patty doesn’t seem to be either of these. We have a wonderful market here that provides many chorizo choices. Did I explore before hand? No, I already had a typical Mexican chorizo in the fridge and why go shopping. I’ll make it work. Let’s see what happens!

Why focaccia? Putting together a breakfast quickly is key for me. Buying prepared buns is not an option for this, and I’ve been wanting to try this focaccia recipe I found on I did simplify the recipe a bit. No need for a bread hook or mixer. Be cautious with salt here. Chorizo is pretty salty plus cheese and a salty bread? Too much.

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Chile Relleno Casserole

One Ingredient Change to Perfection

Chile Relleno Casserole





One of the original Chile Relleno Recipes out of the early 70’s!

It’s just not making it today. Well, with a little salsa or guacamole anything tastes good … doesn’t it? But I’d like to have this dish stand alone in deliciousness. One change makes all the difference.

Now a family favorite!


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Breakfast or Dinner

Breakfast goes DinnerSome of my favorite breakfast meals can easily go dinner. Give them a try!

Breakfast Burrito

Portuguese Hash

Sour Cream Pancakes with Blueberries

Sausage Peppers & Onions

Eggs Potatoes & Spinach

Potato Stuffed Bells

Italian Scramble


Steve’s Scramble

Bacon Pecan Maple Buttermilk Waffles

Max’s Sweet and Saucy Birthday Party

Sweet and Saucy BirthdayWe love a party! And when you add Sweet and Saucy Shop to the mix … It’s just amazing. Max’s 3rd Birthday and what a time we had.¬†

Sweet and Saucy BirthdayMickey pancakes smothered in berries with bacon and eggs on the side. Mmm. Then the delicious cake from Sweet and Saucy. Check out this shop here. It’s amazing!

Sweet and Saucy BirthdayWe picked up a few extra treats to have later too.

Sweet and Saucy

Happy Birthday Max!