Citrus Bran Muffins

A great way to get flax seed into your diet. I love these. They are moist and very flavorful.   3 1/2 cups high fiber cereal (like All Bran) 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3 teaspoons lemon or orange rind …

Tortillas

Our first years in Asia found us hungry for Mexican food. I soon learned the knack of making tortillas. The thinner you can roll them, the better they will be.   3 cups all purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 3 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup Crisco 1/2 cup warm water   Mix all ingredients in order with hands. Shape into …

Bran Muffins

These are from my friend Angie Tardy, who died at the age of 31 with melanoma. She passed away our first year away from “home”. 2 cups honey 5 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons soda 4 eggs 1 15 oz. box All Bran cereal 1 quart buttermilk 1 cup melted butter Sift dry ingredients together. Add …

Derek’s Rum Raisin Scones

Derek is an executive chef in Asia and one of Mark’s best friends. His scones are nothing like the ones you buy at the coffee shops. They are especially great warm.   The day before: Soak 1/2 cup raisins in just enough rum to cover them.   Cut together: 1 stick + 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 heaping cup of …

Granola

This is another regular to our breakfast. For a while, it was the only cereal that we had in Asia. Then it was the only that we wanted 🙂   Spread generous amount of olive oil in bottom of large lipped baking sheet. Add: 6 cups rolled oats (not quick) 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup wheat germ 1 …

Blueberry Muffins

We had these at least once a week when the girls were at home. I could make them with my eyes closed – and usually did. I’m not much of a morning person.   2 cups sifted flour 4 teaspoons baking powder ¾ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 beaten egg ¼ cup shortening, melted 1 cup milk 1 cup …

Poppy Seed Bread

3 cups flour 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons salt 3 eggs 1 ½ cups milk 1 ⅛ cups oil ¼ cup poppy seed 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract 1 ½ teaspoon butter or butter vanilla extract   Mix all ingredients, beating 2 minutes with mixer. Grease and flour pan. Bake at 325˚ for 1 …

Banana Nut Bread

Sift together in small bowl: 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon soda ½ teaspoon salt   Cream together in large bowl: ¾ cup softened butter or margarine 1 ½ cups sugar 2 eggs   Blend together: ⅔ cup mashed bananas, about 2 medium well ripened ⅓ cup milk 1 cup chopped pecans   Add banana …

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 cups of canned pumpkin 2 cups honey 1/3 cup water 1 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup oil 4 eggs   Mix all dry ingredients together, then gradually add others in order. Beat until well blended. Bake at 300˚ …

Homemade Pancake Batter

Place following ingredients in blender, in  this order: 1 egg 1 ¼ cups milk (1 ¼ cup water/ 3 heaping Tablespoons milk powder) 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine 2 teaspoons sugar 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder 1 ¼ cups flour Blend on medium until all ingredients are well mixed. Pour directly out of blender into medium hot skillet (ready when …