Making the Perfect Apple Pie.

The perfect apple pie has a perfectly sweet and juicy filling…and perfectly flaky, buttery pie crust…guaranteed to be a favorite for both the holidays and weekend desserts. Apple pie is a classic dessert that’s especially perfect for fall….(or any other time of year, right?!) So let’s get started…and let’s hope that this fall is muchContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Pie.”

Making the Perfect Apple Overnight Oats

I am so not a morning person. I barely wake up until I have had about two entire pots of coffee…so being able to simply have breakfast ready ahead of time is idea for both me and my kids. The perfect overnight oats is a sweet combination of your favorite fruit…(in this case===raspberries), nuts…(totally optional,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Overnight Oats”

Making the Perfect Apple Muffins

  You would have thought that having a blog with the name “Muffins and Magnolias” that by now I would have posted over a billion muffin recipes…but looking back, I don’t think that I have posted a single one. So it’s about time…don’t you think?! So today here’s my tips on making the perfect muffins.Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Muffins”

Making the Perfect Apple Juice

The perfect apple juice is sweet and fresh…one of the most common fruit juices in the world…can be served either hot or cold…and is important to fall cuisine as lemonade is to summer menus.     You may wonder if making your own apple juice is worth the effort when there are so many jugsContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Juice”

Making the Perfect Apple Jam

Oh how I would love to be one of those people that is able to and has enough time to preserve the great bounty of summer fruits and veggies in homemade jellies and sauces and preserves and chutneys and so forth…but unfortunately I’m not.     So I’ve resorted instead to being happy simply makingContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Jam”

Making the Perfect Apple Herbal Tea

The perfect apple tea reminds us all of autumn and winter…,my favorite times of the year….the ultimate winter drink…with the perfect amount of cinnamon that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.       Not so sure what’s in store this winter and fall…It’s been a crazy year so far, right?!    Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Herbal Tea”

Back Where I’m From, Sweet Tea Flows Like Water

In an earlier post, we had look at the best teas for helping you get to sleep, but this time let’s look at tea as far as helping you stay hydrated. Later as we move up the pyramid, we’ll then look at tea again as we clean out our spice cabinet and learn what’s reallyContinue reading “Back Where I’m From, Sweet Tea Flows Like Water”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Herbal Tea…The What

Herbal teas, such as raspberry tea, consist of all sorts of ingredients—including tree bark, leaves, roots, herbs, aromatic flowers, fruits, spices, roots, seeds, and rare botanicals from around the world, This is what makes herbal tea different from other types of tea—such as black, green, and white teas—which all are made from the leaves andContinue reading “Herbal Tea…The What”

Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars

My goal in writing this blog is to learn more about eating healthy…based on ther Raw Foods Pyramid…   So where in the heck do I get off writing about totally unhealthy apple fritters?   Time to get back on track…   The perfect apple granola bars are dense, chewy, and totally delicious…packed with heart-healthyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Granola Bars”