I kept promising my husband I would make him some banana muffins. My first attempt was a total recipe fail. The muffins tasted good, but were heavy like bricks. Then my husband suggested I make strawberry banana muffins (he wanted to make sure he got credit for that idea), so I researched some recipes I could adapt. I knew I wanted to add some maple and cinnamon flavor in there. Hubby was quite pleased with the results.
I am still looking for Spring. We saw it peek it's head out a week or so ago, but not it has disappeared again. Today was windy and chilly. The skies were cloudy all day. All I want it some warm weather so we can spend some time outside for a change. I hate being trapped in the house. But I supposed the only good thing to come out of this, is more baking for me. Last week I made six jars of dulce de leche. I had some recipe testing to do. The first two recipes didn't go so well, but this one came out just right.
Trying to sell a house is very frustrating. Especially if you really want to move. We are still waiting for the people that want to buy our house to sell their place. If they don't sell, they can't buy and if we don't sell, we can't buy. So as much as we want to move, we are still not certain we will be able to. We are playing the waiting game and I suck at it. In the meantime, I am going to stuff my face with donuts.
So I missed the bandwagon when maple bacon treats came around. ThenI must have dozed off when chocolate bacon treats were making the rounds. So I thought I'd make up for it by throwing it all together. This is by far my craziest Rice Krispie treat yet. It has cinnamon, maple syrup, bacon, chocolate and sea salt. If you think all these don't belong together, then you will just have to make some for yourself to see that oh yeah baby, it does and you can't each just one.
The warm weather is finally upon us in these here parts, but the nights are still a little chilly. So here's something to keep you warm. Oatmeal soup. Huh? What? Sounds weird? Well, that is exactly what I thought when it was introduced to me. My mother-in-law used to make it for her family. Her version was just oatmeal and beef broth. My husband says that it was his favorite soup growing up. It did take me a while to get a liking for it. After all, I was used to oatmeal as a breakfast food. Creamy and sweet.
Maple season is over in our parts and I have lots of maple syrup to use to make goodies. This recipe is one that my mom used to make us all the time while growing up. It's quick, easy, and it's full of maple syrup. Of course, I called my mom for her recipe , but she was not very specific on measurements. And she calls back later to say she forgot one ingredient. Don't worry mom, I Googled it.