Friday, August 22, 2008

Moist Molasses Bran Muffins


I made these muffins a while ago with the intent to post about them, but life got in the way and I forgot until now. In my boredom one Saturday morning, while Jeremy was at work, I decided to make some muffins. I'm a big fan of muffins, especially oat/bran/healthy kind and these were delicious! The recipe is from the Bob's Red Mill website. Since I'm not a huge fan of raisins, I subbed craisins for them and the muffins turned out great! They are quick, easy, tasty and healthy.




Mixed and ready to pour.



Moist Molasses Bran Muffins


1 cup Wheat Bran
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Raisins (Unsulfured)
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Molasses (or Honey)
3/4 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup chopped Nuts
2 Tbsp. Oil
2 Eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine wheat bran, flour, baking soda an baking powder. Stir in nuts and raisins. In a separate bowl, blend applesauce, milk, molasses, oil and egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Spoon into greased muffin tin (or paper muffin cups) and bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 marvelous muffins.

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories 180, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 180mg, Total Carbohydrates 32g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 14g, Protein 5g.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Terrible news has struck the Muggle world!  If you refer back a few posts on our blog, you will see that I posted about my excitement for the next Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."  Well, apparently the release date of the movie has been pushed back slightly... instead of coming out on November 21st, it will be coming out on... July 17th, 2009!!!

Are they kidding!?  I was so excited for only having to wait three months for the movie and now they want me to wait almost a year!  Here's just one of the articles about it: Poof! ‘Harry Potter’ Flick Bumped to Summer.  Darn those Warner Brothers people!  Oh well, at least now I have more time to re-read all the books... heck, I may even re-read them two or three times by then! :-(

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oreo and Kit Kat Cookies!!


Alright, here is our first post for August...can you believe it's August already?  Where has the time gone?   Sorry for the lack of blogging, I'll try to pick it up.   

As you all know, I love baking and I love cookies!  However, I'm not a huge fan of store bought packaged cookies (besides Oreo's and Mother's Taffy cookies)...I like homemade one or freshly baked ones from store. 

Tonight I decided to make some cookies as a treat for Jerm and me.  A few weeks ago, I made Picky Palate's Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies (one of my favorite foodie blogs) .  Oh my gosh, they were so good.  We still had all the ingredients, therefore I decided to make them again.  As I pulled things together, I realized that I didn't have chocolate chips...but I did have 2 Kit Kat bars...hmmm.  Kit Kat's AND Oreo's in a cookie?!  Sign me up for that!  So, I just subbed the chopped up Kit Kat bars for the chocolate chips.  Of course, they turned out delicious...but honestly, what wouldn't be delicious with Oreo's and Kit Kat's?




Chopping up the Kit Kat bars

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

by Jenny of Picky Palate

1 stick softened butter
6 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ Cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
8 broken pieces Oreo Cookies
1 Cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.

2. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in oreos and chocolate chips until just combined.

3. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


Yummy, yum, yum!