Eggnog Pancakes Recipe

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eggnog pancake recipe

Every holiday season I look forward to eggnog turning up in the grocery stores. If you like eggnog, here’s a delicious holiday breakfast treat. This is a basic pancake recipe incorporating the eggnog in place of the eggs and milk.

Eggnog Pancakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons butter-melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well blended.
  2. Stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and butter; batter will be a little lumpy. (Depending on the consistency of the eggnog you are using you might want to thin the batter a little bit. I like it thick enough so it barley pours. If you need to thin it a little bit use regular milk.)
  3. Use a lightly greased griddle at 350 degrees. I use cooking spray-it works very well for this.
  4. Pour batter onto the griddle or pan so the pancakes are about the size you want them. Cook until the top is covered with tiny bubbles. Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown.

 

Brown Sugar Glazed Butternut Squash Recipe

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glazed butternut squash recipe

Squash is supposed to be really good for you – and I guess it is, until you add all the good stuff to it like brown sugar and butter; but it’s so good!!
If you want a great recipe for a Thanksgiving Day side dish here it is.

Brown Sugar Glazed Butternut Squash Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (2 to 2½ pounds)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Peel and remove seeds from squash and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Place the squash pieces in a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Pour in the melted butter and toss to coat.
  4. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, lightly spray with cooking spray, and arrange the squash pieces in a single layer on the foil.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Mixing the pieces about every 15 minutes until squash is glazed and tender. (While mixing them try to flip as many as you can so they brown on both sides)
  6. If using the vinegar, drizzle the vinegar over the pieces, and serve hot. Enjoy

Adapted from cookscountry.com

Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

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apple cranberry pie recipe

This is a great combination of fall flavors with the tart cranberries offsetting the sweetness of the apples. Outside of the crust this is a very simple recipe to put together.
I cheated on this one and used a store bought pie crust. If you looking for a good pie recipe for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday give this one a try; it’s really good.

Adapted from ocean spray

Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: one 9 inch pie
Ingredients
  • 4 cups apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • Pie crust for a 2 crust pie (favorite recipe or store bought)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a large bowl staring with the apple slices mix all the ingredients together using a wood spoon until well combined.
  3. apples and cranberries
  4. apples and cranberries pie filling
  5. Place one crust into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, tilt the bowl over the crust and spoon the apple mixture into the crust, and cover with the other crust, cutting several slits in the crust to vent it.
  6. unbaked apples and cran berry pie
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. (if edges on the pie start to get to dark cover edges with aluminum foil)
  9. Tip: I cover the edges with aluminum foil right from the start and then remove the foil toward the end of the baking cycle.

baked apples and cranberry pie

Simple Deep Fried Apples Recipe

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deep fried apple recipe

Deep Fried Apples are one of my favorite treats in the fall. There are many ways to prepare them, some use cinnamon and sugar, others just cinnamon. I don’t like to hide the taste of the apple slices so I just dip them in batter and deep fry them; lightly salting them when they are done. They make a great side dish or standalone treat.
Give these Deep Fried Apples a try; enjoy
Ingredients
1 egg
½ cup milk
11/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
4-5 apples (peeled, cored, and sliced into ½ inch slices)
Oil for deep frying
Directions
Preheat deep fryer to 375F.
1. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg and milk.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until smooth. (Batter will be on the thin side)
3. Dip apple slices in batter and deep fry until golden brown. Place on paper toweling to drain, and salt to taste.

Banana Pecan Muffins Recipe

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pecan muffins recipe

Wow! These muffins are so good. The combination of bananas, roasted pecans, and brown sugar is delicious. This recipe was originally created as a make a-head batter recipe. Place the batter in the muffin tins, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze them. Remove the muffin batter from the muffin cups and place them in zip lock bags in the freezer until ready to bake. Baking time does change a little bit because you are baking them from frozen; bake for an additional 5 minutes added to the original recipe. I did not try freezing them but this is a large recipe – so you could bake half of them fresh, and freeze half. The combination of bananas, roasted pecans, and brown sugar is delicious. Give this one a try and enjoy.

Banana Pecan Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 jumbo
Ingredients
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1½ cups plain yogurt
  • 1½ cups bananas (thinly diced)
  • ¾ cup pecans (toasted and coarsely chopped)
Instructions
  1. This recipe will make 12 jumbo muffins – or 24 regular.
  2. Lightly spray muffin tins with cooking spray, or use liners. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. In a medium size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until well combined.
  5. Using the electric mixer on low speed mix in half the flour, followed by ½ cup yogurt. Mix in the rest of the flour and add the remaining yogurt ½ cups at a time; using a large spoon mix in the diced bananas and pecans.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cups. Bake jumbos for 25 to 30 minutes until muffins are golden brown and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean - bake regular size for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with butter on top.

Adapted from Cooks Country

S’more Muffins Recipe

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smores muffins

The idea of milk chocolate and marshmallow in a muffin recipe sounded so good I had to give it a try. These S’more Muffins turned out moist and delicious. This is a small recipe that makes only 6 muffins so you may have to double the recipe depending on the number you are feeding. These are so good it’s hard to eat just 1.

The next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat give this S’more Muffins Recipe a try; they are really good.

S’more Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Brunch
Serves: Makes 6
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk (2%)
  • ⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons marshmallow cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium size bowl using an electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and then mix in the sour cream.
  3. in a separate medium size bowl whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add dry mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk until just moistened; and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Lightly spray 6 muffin cups with cooking spray, and fill the other 6 half full of water. Fill muffin tins ¼ full of batter followed by 1 tablespoon of marshmallow cream. (I sprayed the measuring spoon with cooking to help keep the marshmallow cream from sticking.) Divide the remaining batter between the 6 cups over the top of the marshmallow cream.
  6. Bake for 14 – 16 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes and then place them on a wire rack.
  7. Serve warm

 Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

 

Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

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brown sugar oat muffins recipe

This is a simple and quick muffins recipe you can have on the breakfast table in less than a half an hour. The best part is chances are you will have all the ingredients on hand in your refrigerator, and pantry.

Brown Sugar Oat Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. In a medium size bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla; stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  3. Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin cups (or use liners) to about ¾’s full. Place muffins on lower middle rack of oven and bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  5. (These are really good served warm with butter.

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

Blondies Recipe

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blondies recipe

I have never prepared Blondies before so when I saw this recipe I had to give them a try. These bars are very rich consisting of butter, brown sugar, with white and regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are very good and have a rich buttery flavor.
The next time you in the mood for sweet treats give this simple Blondies Recipe a try.

Blondies Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 depending on size
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans (roasted and coarsely chopped)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with aluminum foil, and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium size bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. blondies flour mixture
  5. In a large bowl mix together the brown sugar and melted butter until thoroughly combined,
  6. blondies batter mixtureand then mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
  7. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread it out using a rubber spatula.
  8. folding in chocolate chips
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until surface is shiny, cracked, and is slightly firm to the touch.
  10. Set the bars on a cooling rack to cool. Remove the bars by lifting out the aluminum foil and slice to desired size.

 Adapted from Baking Illustrated Cookbook

Marshmallow Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Topping

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marshmallow brownies recipe

You will love the rich chocolate flavor of these moist and gooey brownies. When I was preparing this recipe it reminded a lot of s’mores. When these were done, they looked so good; I couldn’t wait for them to cool. Warm they were really good, but a little gooey, because the marshmallow was warm, when they cooled they were delicious.

The next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, give these Marshmallow Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Topping a try. Enjoy

Marshmallow Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Topping
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 depending on size
Ingredients
  • ⅓ unsalted cup butter
  • 1 chocolate square of unsweetened chocolate (shaved)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 16 large marshmallows (cut in half)
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 1 chocolate square of unsweetened chocolate (shaved)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅔ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Directions for Brownies
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Sift the salt, flour, and baking powder into a bowl.
  4. In a small sauce pan over low heat melt the butter and chocolate together, remove from heat, and stir in the sugar. Stir the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture, and then mix in the eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Fold in the nuts.
  5. Pour the brownie mixture into an 8x8 baking dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs left on it. (I lined the dish with aluminum foil to make for easier handling)
  6. Remove the brownies from the oven and arrange the marshmallow pieces in a single layer on top. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for an additional 3 minutes or until marshmallows are soft and easy to spread. Gently spread the marshmallows over the top.
  7. While the brownies are cooling prepare the topping.
  8. Directions for Chocolate Topping
  9. in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat mix together the chocolate, sugar, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Spread the mixture over the marshmallow topping on the brownies.
  10. Cool and serve

 

Simple Banana Pancakes Recipe

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banana pancake recipe

If you like banana bread these banana pancakes are a must try. this is a very simple recipe to put together, doesn’t require many ingredients, and is so quick you can have pancakes on the breakfast table in less than a half an hour.
I served this recipe as a breakfast but these pancakes would also make a great desert. Just top them with a blueberry or strawberry topping along with some whip cream and they would be a delicious after dinner snack.
Give this Simple Banana Pancakes Recipe a try; there’re delicious.

Simple Banana Pancakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: Makes 6 depending on size
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
Instructions
  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
  2. Place the egg in a large bowl and whisk the egg until slightly beaten. Add the milk and mashed bananas; mix with a large spoon until thoroughly combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the milk mixture, and mix until moistened. Batter will be kind of lumpy.
  3. Lightly oil a skillet or griddle over medium high heat, pour the pancakes to desired size, cook until bubbles form on the top and the pancake is golden brown on the down side. Flip and continue cooking until done. (I used an electric griddle. 300F. seemed to be about right. Adjust the heat if need so the pancakes don’t brown too quickly.)

Adapted from Allrecipes.com