Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hummingbird Food

  • 1/4 cup sugar (do NOT substitute another sweetener!)
  • 1 cup water
Stir together until sugar is completely dissolved. Fill your feeder.
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Yep, it is that easy and inexpensive!!!! Do NOT use red food coloring. It is not necessary, and some experts think that the food coloring may be causing tumors in the hummingbirds.

Good Morning, Muffin

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I love muffins. Here is the recipe for one of my favorites.

Bran Muffins

  • 2 eggs (I use Omega-3 enriched)
  • 1/4 cup shortening (I use Spectrum non-hydrogenated)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk (preferably organic)
  • 2 cups bran (I used wheat bran, but you can also use oat bran)
  • 1 cup  organic Spelt flour
  • 1 cup organic whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin tins.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine: eggs, shortening, molasses, milk and bran. Add dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Fill tins 2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes approx. 18 standard muffins.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boy Wonder’s Favorite Breakfast

Cream Biscuits

   Cream Biscuits

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl; add whipping cream, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead lightly 10 to 12 times.
Roll to ½ inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage (my personal preference is Neese’s Country Sausage)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups milk
Brown the sausage in a large skillet.  Break it up into small bits as you fry it.  When it is thoroughly cooked, add the flour.  Stir the flour into the fat until it dissolves and coats the meat.  Add the salt and pepper.  Stir it all up and let the flour brown just a tiny bit.  Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil as you continue stirring.  Boil it for a full minute.  Remove from heat and serve over biscuits.   Makes 6 servings.


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