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Friday, September 23, 2016

Blueberry Cobbler

I love the simplicity of a cobbler, Blueberry Cobbler in particular.  This Blueberry Cobbler recipe is a family favorite.  

Blueberry Cobbler
8 x8 pan, Bake @ 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Ingredients:
1.5 cups AP flour
3/4 cup sugar
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
dash salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of butter, cubed
1 egg
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pulse above ingredients together until blended into crumbles.
Put half of crust mix in greased 8 x 8 pan.
In mixing bowl put 
1.5 to 2 cups fresh blueberries
sprinkle with 2 - 3 Tablespoons cornstarch, turn berries gently until coated in cornstarch.
Spoon the berries over the bottom crust evenly.  Top with the remaining crumb mixture.
Bake until top is golden brown 30 - 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.


Fresh from the oven!
Now, the only choice remaining...ice cream or whipped cream?


Yummmmm...........

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Artisan Multi Grain Bread

Is there any aroma in the world that smells as good as fresh baked bread wafting through your kitchen on a rainy and cold afternoon?  Not...
I love homemade bread.  Multi grain bread tops my must gobble up baked bread list.  Multi Grain is easy peasy with Red Mill 7 Grain hot cereal or their Hot Cereal Muesli multi grain with raisins etc. 


Multi Grain Bread
makes two loaves
1 cup 7-grain Hot Cereal, such as Bob's Red Mill  (I used Bob's Red Mill Muesli)
2 ½ cups boiling Water
¼ cup honey
1 package quick rise yeast
1 Tbsp salt
3 cups flour (all purpose)
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
4 Tablespoons melted butter
½ cup oatmeal
Non-stick spray

Directions:

1) Boil water, pour over Red Mill hot cereal. Stir and let set until temperature cools to 100 degrees.

2) In mixing bowl with dough attachment, put in hot cereal.  Add honey and yeast.  Combine on low setting. Add in melted butter. Slowly add in flour and salt.  Mix and knead until all ingredients combine in mixer.  Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

3) Remove dough from mixer bowl, and put on a lightly floured surface. Flatten and knead until dough.  Spray down a large bowl with non-stick spray. Add dough to bowl and roll around bowl to coat with spray. Cover and set aside in a warm place for one hour.

4) Remove risen dough  and shape dough into a 18x12 inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife divide in half so it measures two 9" x 12"squares. Tightly roll each dough square into a log. Pinch all ends together.  Repeat with other dough log.  Set aside.

5) Sprinkle oatmeal out onto surface. Spray each dough log with non-stick spray and roll in oats to coat. Set dough loaves into two loaf pans. Cover and set in warm place to rise a second time for one hour.
6) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the loaves are golden brown.  Remove bread from loaf pans and let cool.  

The cool off period begins...

Artisan Multi Grain Bread to warn you from the inside out and soooo delicious.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perfectly Posh

Time for another favorite company introduction!

Today I want to introduce you to Perfectly Posh!
Perfectly Posh shares great products all over the USA through amazing Independent Consultants. 
My favorite Independent Consultant is my D-I-L Melissa.  I owe my addiction to Posh to Melissa's passion for their products: )  Melissa's "Posh Family" continues to grow as others start their Posh Business.  If you are looking for a low cost start up business opportunity you can count on Melissa's support, guidance and passion for this awesome business opportunity.  Contact Melissa and check out

Perfectly Posh




This soap is my "posh" luxury must have bathing moment.
My personal "addiction" Easy Peasy,  your welcome...
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Look for more favorites in the coming months-
"I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful entrepreneurs and business owners through The Moonlight Factory.  In the coming months I will be introducing you a few of them.  I have not received products, services, monies of any sort, I just think you may want to see a few fun businesses.  Businesses you should know, a series of irregular posts introducing you do some of the most creative, hard working, passionate people I have met."


Friday, August 12, 2016

Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese"

Nothing beats smooth, cheesy macaroni and cheese for comfort food.  We do healthy versions when possible now.  Or we try to do the healthier version : )  Just cutting the pasta out and replacing with fresh cauliflower qualifies as healthier for me.  Fresh cauliflower florets are the base of my new comfort food.  Add in the smooth, creamy cheese sauce and it is a perfection.
The healthier version of Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese" gets a thumbs up from all at the table tonight!


Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese"
Basic cheese sauce:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
whisk flour into butter to create a roux
add in 2 cups milk and 8 ounces of cheddar cheese
melt cheese into milk mix until smooth.
Stir in cauliflower.  Put in spray oiled pan and bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes until cauliflower is fork tender.


Mmm...healthier is sooooo good!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Banana Crumb Baked Donuts

When it comes time for a coffee break, nothing compares to these Banana Crumb Baked Donuts to accompany the cup of Joe.  In my humble opinion.  Mmm...
The tasty rings of yum easily become the lunch box snack favorite for the brown baggers in the house.


Banana Crumb Baked Donuts

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large bananas
3 oz. cream cheese

Mix all together and put into greased baked doughnut form pans.

Banana Crumb Baked Doughnuts Topping:
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
Using a fork cut all ingredients together and make crumb topping.  Sprinkle over the top of donut batter.
Bake @ 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 - 14 minutes until done.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fight Song

What's on your playlist when you are running your marathon?  What sets you in motion towards your goals and dreams?  The Fight Song is on my playlist.