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”

There’s an App(le) for That

)First of all, bear with the layout of this post, I couldn’t figure out how to correct it) As we slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid, I like to take the time to learn more about the particular food that we come across next. Here are a few facts that I haveContinue reading “There’s an App(le) for That”

Making the Perfect Avocado Salad

The perfect avocado salad is the perfect combination of fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onions, cilantro, sliced cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes.   Not only that the perfect avocado salad is topped with a perfectly light, buttery, and luscious lime salad dressing and fresh herbs….that perfectly ties all of the salad ingredients together into a celebration of summerContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub

Ir’s hard to believe that school’s already out…(or at least what was supposed to be school and probably wasn’t because of all this coronavirus crap).     Soon we’ll be cranking up our grills for the 4th of July…assuming that you haven’t already been cranking out great ribs, chicken, and pork chops already.   AndContinue reading “Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub”

Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is one of the most famous and beloved of all Hungarian dishes.   The perfect chicken paprikash consists of tender, juicy chicken in an unforgettably rich, flavorful and creamy paprika-infused sauce…served over perfectly hot buttered egg noodles…a very simple but incredibly flavorful dish.     The perfect Chicken Paprikash will warm your homeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash”

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”

Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo

If I were to talk about both choosing the perfect ingredients for your gumbo and using the perfect method, this would be an extremely long post. Instead we’re gonna talk about the perfect ingredientsw…and talk about method in the next. Making the perfect gumbo is about like decorating a Christmas tree. There are an umpteenContinue reading “Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo”

The Cajun Holy Trinity

Usually when I think about  bell \peppers, the first thing that  comes to mind is stuffed bell peppers. However, the most common use of bell peppers is the almost daily use of “The holy trinity,”…used just about in every recipe…such as Cajun foods and Creole foods like etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans and ricer,Continue reading “The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

The perfect raspberry baked oatmeal is warm, cozy and comforting…has a refreshingly sweet tart flavor…and is super easy to make…the perfect combination of almonds, lemon flavoring, vanilla, and berries with an absolutely heavenly smell. Eating baked raspberry oatmeal is almost like eating dessert for breakfast…but this dish is actually a great source of vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, zinc,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal”

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”