Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About

I feel like I have gone on so many tangents while writing this blog that they couldn’t possibly be counted.   I have gone all the way from learning to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and clean eating…to making scones with lots and lots of sugar and butter. This latest tangent has been a result ofContinue reading “Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About”

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 Waffles

Now that we’ve learned how to make the perfect pancakes, let’s move on to making the pancake’s kissing cousin…the waffle… You might think to yourself, we just learned how to make the perfect pancake batter…can’t I simply use the same recipe to now make waffles…     Actually… No!!!   Waffle batter and pancake batterContinue reading “Making the Perfect Waffles”

Making Marvelous Muesli

So now that we know what muesli is…how do we make our own…and what do we do with it once we have it made?! Making your own muesli is super easy and takes only about five minutes to go…a perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and oats that is perfectly healthy and perfectly filling.     ********* TheContinue reading “Making Marvelous Muesli”

Making the Perfect Pancakes

A towering stack of freshly made pancakes have been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast, one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner is breakfast. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter. The perfect pancakes are light andContinue reading “Making the Perfect Pancakes”

Making the Perfect Scones

In the last post, we talked about how to make the perfect biscuits… Now let’s learn how to make the biscuit’s closest kid—the scone—anotherf quick bread that is made using very similar ingredients and techniques. The perect scones are moist, light, tall and fluffy…slightly crispy on the outside…puffy and tender on the inside…with just the right amountContinue reading “Making the Perfect Scones”

Making the Perfect Homemade Biscuits

The perfect homemade biscuits are soft, light and fluffy….and don’t forget flaky…slathered with lots of butter and your favorite jam or jelly. butter, honey, jams, or gravy. Making biscuits completely from scratch is actually not that much harder than making your biscuits with Bisquick or homemade baking mix. …but obviously they are not as easy as openingContinue reading “Making the Perfect Homemade Biscuits”

Making the Perfect French Toast Casserole

I am so not a morning person…I do not function well until I have had at least two pots of coffee. So anything I can do the night before—such as make school lunches, lay out clothes, and so forth—I try to always do this the night before. Heaven forbid that I stand up for howContinue reading “Making the Perfect French Toast Casserole”

Making the Perfect French Toast

Everybody is familiar with the expression, “Waste not, want not.” And everybody knows that when your bananas start getting too ripe, you either make banana bread or end up throwing them all away… …but don’t stop there… ..also stop wasting your stale bread…by making French toast out of it. French toast is great because itContinue reading “Making the Perfect French Toast”

What’s Next?

One of the hardest things for me to do in the morning is to wake up…just to wake myself up…to wake up and function before having my normal two pots of coffee… But now that the “resident five year old” is going to “real” school, I am expected to not only wake up myself…but wakeContinue reading “What’s Next?”