Posted on September 29, 2008 by Kimberly
I made these muffins initially a few weeks back and posted a post called Oh Snap! where I talk about my muffins “flopping”. I forgot the spices! DUH! LOL! Well, today I had some pumpkin in the fridge that needed to be used up, so I made another attempt at the muffins. They turned out MUCH better this time! YAY!!! The taste of fall. The flavors that I love. Spices…..nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon & ginger. A picture:
**Adapted from Pamela’s Website
1 1/4 cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup honey (or 1/4 cup sugar, I used sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pumpkin (canned)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional, I skipped these b/c my peeps would whine)
Brown Sugar, for topping the muffins
Yield: approximately 6 to 7 muffins
Mix all ingredients together and spoon 2/3 full into greased muffin pan (or use paper muffin cups). Top Muffins with sprinkles of brown sugar. Bake in preheated 350º oven for 18 to 20 minutes
YUM!! Now that I know it is good, I will be doubling this recipe from now on. I wasn’t into wasting ingredients if they weren’t any good.
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Posted on September 28, 2008 by Kimberly
Have you heard of these nifty little snacks? While shopping the other day at my local health food store, I ran across a new product called Snapea Crisps. I figured I could eat these right out of the bag as a snack or have them on top of my salad for some extra crunch. I had some for the first time yesterday and boy are they good! Nice and crispy, just like the name says! :) My Mom had them as well, she thought they were great too! Just thought I would share. :)
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Posted on September 26, 2008 by Kimberly
Today for lunch I was really wanting to make just a sandwich and have a nice salad. Well, once I opened up my fridge I realized that I better eat some of the leftovers in there or I would be tossing some food and that really angers Aaron. I don’t like wasting food either, but it is one of his major pet peeves. I respect that and try to do my best to eat the food before it goes to waste. I found a nice mix of veggies, so in place of my salad, I made a large veggie plate to go along side my Garlic Pork Roast that I shredded and put on some gluten-free bread. I had some leftover sweet potato/yam that I topped with black beans and some almond cheese (mozzerella style), some sauteed spinach and some fresh tomatoes (that I completely forgot to top with my fresh basil from the plant that I have in my kitchen window; I haven’t killed it yet!). What a yummy lunch! Here is a shot of the veggie platter:
Makes me want leftovers more often. ;)
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Posted on September 26, 2008 by Kimberly
Jon saw the orthopedic doctor/nurse practitioner on Wednesday morning. Not only did he chip/fracture the navicular bone in his hand, but at least one other bone and possibly 2 more! Poor kid! He will be in a cast for at least 4 weeks and possibly more. The good news is that he can play hockey! He is ecstatic! There a a couple of small, minor concerns. First, if he does fall and catch himself with the right hand, he may break the exposed fingers due to the placement of the cast. We are hoping that the hockey glove will prevent this. Second, he could really hurt someone else if he isn’t careful because of how hard the cast is. Fortunately the next 4 weeks are just evaluations and team placements, not scheduled games. He sees the orthopedist again on October 15th for more x-rays. If the bones are all healed, the cast comes off. This is where they will be able to see the 2 bones that they were unsure of. The 2 bones in question are on either side of his wrist and are right where a couple of growth plates are located. Apparently waiting the 4 weeks will allow them to see the changes and healing and determine if he goes back in the cast or not. Jon is still in some pain. I am not sure if it is still the actual injury or the cast causing the pain now. He says there isn’t enough padding under it and that he wants me to call the dr to take it off and put a new one on. I am thinking that he is just getting tired of the restrictions (no video games, football, etc) that have been forced upon him.
A picture of my prince in his cast (as you can see, he is beyond thrilled at being photographed for my enteratinment ;) ):
Close up (you can see here that he has no movement of the thumb at all):
He chose red/scarlet for Ohio State. He wanted grey too, but the cast wasn’t big enough to do 2 colors.
He has tried to get out of every chore he normally does. I was understanding the first few days, but now I am not. He still has a perfectly good left hand with which he can empty the dishwasher with. I spared him from loading (God knows that we don’t need a wet and food covered cast to help speed along the smell that will start to come from within shortly), sweeping the floor and taking out the trash.
I have also rewarded him with lots of baked goods lately, including this awesome bread from Gluten-Free in the Country. This is an All Purpose Quick Bread and man, was it good! The kids loved it, as did I. It has stayed wonderfully at room temperature on my counter since Tuesday. Jon has eaten pulled pork sandwiches on it, PB & J and butter. Here are some pics of the bread:
All Purpose Quick Bread **Recipe Courtesy of Gluten Free in the Country
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups rice flour
1/4 cup sorghum
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
Mix well for about one minute. Pour into greased loaf pan (batter will be more like cake batter).
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
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