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BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS

Banana Oatmeal Muffins - TSLC - Copy (2)My family loves anything that goes with a good cup of coffee in the mornings.  Muffins, breads, cakes and pies will all do for breakfast for my crew.  This Banana Oatmeal Muffin recipe is a favorite and a good way to use up bananas.  The oatmeal is good for you, too!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick-cooking oats (could use regular)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup raisins

1 cup pecan or walnut pieces

Whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl with a wire whisk.  In a smaller bowl mix together with a spoon the sugar, eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, sour cream,  bananas and vanilla extract.  Pour into larger bowl with flour ingredients and mix well with a spoon.  Fold in nuts and raisins. (You can leave either of these out if you don’t like them). Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until centers test done and muffins are brown. Makes 12 to 18 muffins depending on how much you put in muffin cups. Enjoy!

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HONEY BOURBON GLAZED HAM

Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham

We love ham anytime.  I am republishing this ham recipe since so many have asked me how I do my holiday hams.  We always have ham for Easter and Christmas. I get rave reviews on this recipe. You can check out the comments, too.

There are some rules and tips to follow when baking ham.  First of all a ham with the bone in it will be more flavorful.

A fully cooked ham can be eaten right from the package but the flavor can be enhanced by heating and adding a glaze.

Most likely you won’t find a ham that has not been cooked to some degree in the store.  Hams are usually partially or fully cooked when you buy them.

Allow 1/4 pound of ham per person for a boneless ham.  Remember to consider the weight of the bone for a bone-in-ham.

You should allow 20 minutes baking time per pound in a 350 degree oven for a partially cooked ham.  If the ham is fully cooked allow 10 minutes per pound to heat.  Allow 35 to 40 minutes per pound for uncooked hams.

Place the cut side down in the pan when cooking and I baste mine about every 20 minutes.  The ham should reach 160 degrees to be ready for serving.

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This is the glaze I use to cook my hams.

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup bourbon (preferably Kentucky bourbon!)
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and baste ham with mixture every 20 minutes while cooking. 
Once cooked remove ham from pan, slice and pour liquid over ham, serve.  Enjoy!
 
Note:  I always trim off the excess fat and freeze along with the ham hock to use for seasoning in recipes.
 
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APPLE PIE BREAD

Apple Pie Bread TSLC - CopyThis Apple Pie Bread recipe is one you will make over and over again.  It is a great way to use up apples and goes good with coffee or as a snack with milk. This bread makes a great gift.  My weakness when it comes to food is bread of any kind and I am always making bread.

Batter:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 cups shredded, peeled apples (I used red delicious)

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.  Add white sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, sour cream, buttermilk and eggs.  Mix well with a spoon. Fold in shredded apples. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add the batter.

Swirl:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

3/4 cup raisins

Mix together with a spoon and spread over batter as in photo below.  Take a knife and swirl into batter.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 65 to 70 minutes testing to make sure bread is done in center.  Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and remove from pan.

Topping for Cooked Apple Bread:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk, more or less

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together with spoon and drizzle over bread once bread has cooled.

Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

Note:  You can freeze this bread or reheat.  It keeps well for several days in a cool, dry place.  You can also refrigerate. If you want to make it special, soak your raisins in about 1/4 cup bourbon before adding to the bread.

 

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Bread.

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SAUSAGE AND CHEESE GRITS MUFFINS

Sausage Cheese Grits Muffins - TSLCThese Sausage and Cheese Grits Muffins are wonderful with soup on a cold day or with any meal.  Serve them for breakfast with coffee and eggs.  Grits are a Southern staple.  I love these with butter and coffee in the mornings. They will keep for several days in or out of the refrigerator and warm up great in the microwave or oven.

1/2 pound pork sausage, cooked

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup butter,  melted

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook sausage in a skillet like hamburger, drain and set aside.  Whisk together flour, grits, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and honey with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in sausage and shredded cheese.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, add batter and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.  Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

You might also like my recipes for  some of the other muffins on the site.

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