The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”

Making the Perfect Apple Scones

The perfect apple scones are fresh from the oven….a truly scrumptious breakfast treat…deliciously spiced with the perfect amounts of cinnamon and sugar…buttery and moist with crisp crumbly edges…consisting of soft flaky centersĀ and crunchy golden brown exteriors. These perfect apple scones are a great reminder that fall and cooler weather are right around the corner. TheContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Scones”

Making the Perfect Apple Salad

The perfect apple salad is a sweet and savory treat that is perfect not only for a healthy lunch,…but also for holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Typically when you think about apple salads, you think of a salad that is known as a Waldorf salad, a lightly sweetened salad consisting of apples, celery, nuts, grapesContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Salad”

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 Fried Apples

Fried apples are supposedly a Southern thing…which I personally found funny because having been brought up in the backwoods of the backwoods of Mississippi, I’d never even heard of fried apples until we started traipsing all throughout the interstates while my husband was on active duty…and making regular stops at Cracker Barrel. I would alwaysContinue reading “Making the Perfect Fried Apples”

Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings

The perfect apple dumplings are warm and flaky…drizzled with the perfect cinnamon sugar syrup…wrapped in the perfect flaky pastry dough…served with the perfect ice cream…( Blue Bell, duh?!)     The perfect apple dumplings are soft and gooey on the bottom, but crispy on top.     Even though they may look very difficult toContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Dumplings”

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”

When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

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”