Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Fall is here and the trees are beginning to turn colour.  At this time of year the restaurant chains come out with everything pumpkin and I feel like baking some sweet treats.  Pumpkin Spice muffins are warm and fragrant.  They’re the perfect treat for a cold windy day.  Enjoy them with butter or pumpkin butter.

INGREDIENTSPumpkin Spice Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup cooked pumpkin

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup sunflower seeds plus 2 tbsp reserved for the top of the muffins. Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Muffins”

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Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Now autumn is here I find myself craving comfort food.  Potatoes have always been a staple in my household and I remember coming home when I was a child to the smell of scalloped potatoes.  This recipe is hot, hearty and delicious.  Make extra as they’ll go fast.

INGREDIENTS

6 medium potatoes

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and old cheddar cheese (mixed)Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

1/4 cup flour

2 cups milk

salt

pepper

shredded sage

DIRECTIONS

Slice potatoes and place a layer in an oven safe dish.

Spoon a layer of flour, salt, pepper, cheese and sage over top.

Repeat layering in dish ending with a cheese layer.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until the potatoes are tender and the cheese has melted.

Serve hot.

 

Tomato Jam

I always love the summer/fall season.  All kinds of fresh produce can be found in the stores and farmer’s markets.  Every year I scour the markets for sweet and juicy tomatoes.  I like to use them in salsas, salads, sandwiches and this tomato jam.  Sweet with a bit of a tang this jam is great served on bread or with cheese.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups cherry tomatoesTomato Jam

2 cups Roma tomatoes

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp molasses

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground basil

Directions

Place all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until mixture thickens.

Can with your favourite canning method.

Good on Bread Machine Rosemary Bread.

 

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