Making the Perfect Apple Cookies

The perfect apple cookies are bursting with spices, fresh apple, and little bits of gooey caramel….perfectly soft and chewy…with perfectly crisp edges and soft, moist centers. *********** Ingredients 1C flour 1-3/4C old fashioned oats 1/2tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp apple pie spice or cinnamon 1/2C butter, softened 1/2C unsweetened applesauce 3/4C brown sugar 3/4C sugar 1Continue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cookies”

Making the Perfect Apple Cobbler

The perfect apple cobbler with a juicy and sweet filling similar to the filling of an apple pie…made with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it a perfect flavor…a super fluffy and buttery cake-like biscuit topping…served warm with Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream on top,,,and best of all perhaps, it is so veryContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Cobbler”

Making the Perfect Apple Bread

Two groups of people really irritate me to no end…those who can cook without a recipe and those who can play piano by ear.     As for myself, I obviously can’t do either…and can hardly do either even with a recipe or sheet music.     But there are certain recipes that can beContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Bread”

Making the Perfect Baked Apples

The perfect baked apples are an apple lover’s dream…and a chef’s pleasure to make whenever they are too lazy, like me, or don’t want to take the time to make an actual apple pie.       The perfect baked apple pie is a sweet, warm, and delicious apple….topped with delicious spices like cinnamon, fresh ginger,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Apples”

Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins

 You would have think that a blog with the name “Muffins and Magnolias” would be sharing muffin recipe, after muffin recipe, after muffin recipe…but I personally think that that would be boring both for me, the writer, and you, the reader…right?! But every now and then I do plan on sharing a muffin recipe…and todayContinue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins”

Making the Perfect Baked Cod

Ever since my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I have tried not only to add antioxidants to our diet, but also choose foods that supposedly are diabetic-friendly. The perfect baked cod is has a mild taste and is smothered with with the perfect amounts of butter and lemon juice,     *********** Ingredients ¼C meltedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Cod”

Making the Perfect Cobbler

The perfect cobber is perfectly juicy, and sweet and has a perfectly crisp and tender top crust….served with a huge scoop of the perfect…(Blue Bell, perhaps)…vanilla ice cream…served straight out of the oven. But perhaps the best thing about cobbler is that it’s just so darn easy to make. Not only that, you can use whatever fruitContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cobbler”

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”

Visions of Veganism—Butter

Butter is important in baking because it gives your foods color, flavor, and acts as an emulsifier. Yet butter is one of those products that is looked down and frowned upon my vegans… So what I am supposed to use instead so that I can make my sour cream pound cake where my vegan daughterContinue reading “Visions of Veganism—Butter”