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Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Ingredients
Cake Batter
1 ¾ cup flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¾ cup oil
¼ cup or 4 oz vanilla yogurt
2 granny smith apples
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg

Cinnamon swirl
¾ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup flour
¼ cup cold butter, diced
½ tbsp cinnamon

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, oil, yogurt and vanilla
  2. Sift in Flour, soda, powder, spices and salt.  Mix
  3. Peel core and dice apples
  4. Mix together the cinnamon swirl until the butter is well incorporated
  5. Grease a square glass baking dish and spread out ½ of the batter in the bottom
  6. Sprinkle ⅓ of the cinnamon swirl mixture over the batter
  7. Spread the apples over the swirl
  8. Sprinkle ⅓ more of the cinnamon swirl mixture over the apples
  9. Spread out the rest of the batter with a spatula
  10. Top with the remaining ⅓ of the swirl mixture
  11. Bake for 35-40 min. Or until the a toothpick comes out clean.


Perfect Bacon every time!
Low and Slow and Turing often is the key!


Biscuit Donut Holes
1. Cut biscuits into 4ths
2. Deep fry until golden brown
3. Drain in a paper towel
4. roll in cinnamon/sugar
5. Eat up and enjoy!

Apple Fritter Donut Holes
1. Follow the above biscuit donut hole recipes
2. Then chop up 1 apple into small pieces and saute in butter until soft
3. Add some cinnamon sugar to taste and allow to melt and caramelize
4. Pour over the donut holes and toss to coat
Serve hot and enjoy!

Fresh Cream Butter

1. Put 2 cups heavy whipping cream in a stand up mixer
2. Attach the whisk and mix for 4-5 mins, while mixing add up to 1 tsp of salt for salted butter
3. Mix another 3-4 mins until the butter bits form and liquid separates. 
4. Grab a handful of butter bits and squeeze as much of the liquid out as possible. 
5. Repeat until you gotten as much of the butter out as you can and discard the liquid. 
Use right away or store in refrigerator 

Microwave Strawberry Jam

1. Empty a 16oz package of frozen whole strawberries into a large glass microwaveable mixing bowl
2. Sprinkle strawberries with 1 1/2 Tbsp of powdered pectin
3. Microwave for 12 mins
4. Remove bowl and add 1 1/4 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 1/4 cup sugar.  Stir until the sugar is melted. 
5. Microwave for another 12 min on 60% power. 
6. Skim off foam that has collected and stir once more.  If it sheets off the spoon you have done it correctly. 
7. Transfer to a sterilized jar and allow to cool. Top with lid (and fabric square) and store in the refrigerator.  

Biscuits and Gravy

Ingredients
1/2 package of pork sausage
2 Tbsp butter
2-3 Tbsp flour
2 1/2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite biscuits

Preparation
1. Brown sausage
2. Put sausage in a small bowl and mix with 1-2 Tbsp flour
3. Add milk to pan and whisk
4. Add salt and pepper to taste
5. When milk starts to steam add sausage and whisk
6. Keep whisking till gravy has thickened
7. Pour over biscuits and enjoy!

Banana Roll Ups

I originally got this recipe from the following cite but adapted it to better suit my tastes.  http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2013/05/french-toast-roll-ups.html

Ingredients
5-6 slices of bread
1-2 bananas thinly sliced
1 egg

3 Tbsp milk
½ tsp of cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar



1. Cut crusts off your bread slices and Roll sliced flat with rolling pin 

2. Put 3 slices of banana at one end of bread, and roll it up
3. In a shallow bowl mix egg, milk and ¼ tsp cinnamon In another shallow bowl mix sugar and remaining cinnamon 
4. Roll in the egg mixture then in the sugar mixture



5. Place in a non-stick skillet on medium heat. When sugar starts to bubble flip and cook on the other side.

Plate up and enjoy! ((I would put the seam side down otherwise it will stick to your plate)


1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.     Peel and mash 4 overripe bananas with a fork
3.     Place in a stand up mixer (you can always mix by hand if you don’t have a mixer)
4.     Add ½ cup agave nectar or honey
½ cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs
½ cup softened butter
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
5.     Place on the paddle attachment and mix to combine
6.     Sift in 2 cup of flour (white or wheat or a combo of the two)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
7.     Mix to combine
8.     Add 1/3 cup milk and mix a final time
9.     Place 24 cupcake liners in muffin trays and spray with baking spray
10. Bake for 22 min

11. Let cool and enjoy!

**Optional Rum Sugar Glaze.
1. In a saucepan melt 2 tbsp butter, add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1-2 tbsp milk
2. Add 1/4-1/2 tsp rum extract
3. Stir and drizzle over muffins.
4. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.


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