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”

Making the Perfect 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 Muffins”

Making the Perfect Muesli Bread

In the last post, we learned how to “make the perfect muesli”…but let’s bump it up a notch by using our muesli to “make the perfect muesli bread.” The perfect muesli bread is a fragrant loaf chock full of all sorts of dried fruit and whole nuts….crunchy and crusty on the outside …warm, soft, and chewyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Muesli Bread”

Making the Perfect Quick Bread—(Any Flavor You Can Imagine)

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 recvipe or sheet music. But there are certain recipes that can be used over and overContinue reading “Making the Perfect Quick Bread—(Any Flavor You Can Imagine)”

Making the Perfect Twice Baked Potatoes

There are times with a simple baked potato will not do, even how well dressed it might be. You want something “extra”…you want to take what you’ve learned about Making the Perfect Baked Potatoes and turn them into something more…something a little fancier than regular baked potatoes. The perfect twice-baked potatoes have crispy skins that are overflowing with creamyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Twice Baked Potatoes”