Make-Ahead Breakfasts

March 21, 2023, noon

These are some rather unique recipes, at least to me, that I saw on a YouTube video from Becoming a Farmgirl. Check out her blog at I thought we would try a couple today....

Cornmeal, Sausage and Egg Muffins

Cook 1 lb. breakfast sausage with about 4 eggs
Make up a cornbread batter, using enough milk to make a thicker batter than usual
Pour sausage mixture into cornbread batter
1 can of creamed corn
½ cup melted butter
chopped green onion
shredded cheese
Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until done
Cool and freeze for up to 3 months

Pancake Sausage on a Stick

Cook link sausage until done
Thread the sausage on skewers
Make up a very thick pancake batter in a tall canning jar
Dip the sausages until they are very well-coated
Fry in a good fat
Cool and then freeze for up to 3 months

Freezer Oatmeal Cups

Cook oats as you usually would adding...



March 7, 2023, noon

These make a quick and nutritious breakfast for kids or adults!  Serve them with hard-boiled eggs and a glass of milk!

This is the basic recipe. To this, you can add whatever you like – nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, seeds, etc.


This is the recipe we made in class....



from Just a Taste

makes 12

1 cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/4 cups quick oats

1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
2/3 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios

Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, salt and cin...


Banana Pudding

Feb. 28, 2023, noon

This was my Daddy's favorite dessert.  This is a very versatile recipe.  If you add cocoa powder, you can make chocolate pudding or chocolate pie.  If you add coconut, you can make cocount cream pie.  It's a basic custard recipe.  For a pie, you would need a little more thickener.  Enjoy!

3 eggs, separated (you will use the whites for the meringue)
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
2 1/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
vanilla wafers

Beat egg whites (sweetened) until very stiff and set aside.

Heat milk in a small pot until starts to bubble around the edges.

In a heavy saucepan, mix sugar and flour into the egg yolks.  Gradually add milk to the sugar mixture, using a whisk and stirring vigorously until smooth.  Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Line a clear glass ...


English Muffins

Feb. 21, 2023, noon

Yes! You can make delicious English muffins in your own kitchen. They are easy and taste wonderful!

This recipe comes from King Arthur Flour and makes 16 large muffins.

1 3/4 cups (397g) milk, lukewarm
3 tablespoons (43g) butter, softened
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, to taste
2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 1/2 cups (540g) bread flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
semolina or farina, for sprinkling the griddle or pan

Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Combine all of the ingredients (except the semolina or farina) in a mixing bowl, or the bucket of your bread machine.
This is a very soft dough, so you'll need to treat it a bit differently than most yeast doughs. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the dough using the flat beater paddle until it starts coming away from the sides of the bowl, and is satin-smoo...