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purplepiscean


purplepiscean
 
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Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Like every mother everywhere, I have had to cook for the family for years now. But I admit, I have not always enjoyed cooking. As a younger mother I often felt pressured, tired and rushed a lot when the children were young and demanding food. And they wanted it, the sooner the better! But now they are grown, and I have more time to experiment with recipes and food, I am really enjoying my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love oven cooking much better than stove top cooking. I love to bake, do casseroles, pies, slices, cakes, cookies, bakes etc. On the stove top, I especially like to make soups.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Jam Muffins
Very quick and easy to make. I use blackberry jam, omitted the sugar, replaced the oil with apple sauce, and added chopped walnuts. These are yummy, great for quick breakfast muffins.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2008
Oatmeal Apple Muffins
I have modified this recipe and made it quite a few times. I omit the walnuts but add extra fruit - 1/3 cup each of chopped prunes, craisins, apricots and raisins, and one tablespoon of sunflower seeds. I use regular rolled oats, 1/4 cup of oil (instead of the stated measure). Also, I grate the apple rather than chop it and this makes the mixture much more moist. I bake in an 10 cup bar muffin tray (instead of the round ones)for around 20 minutes. The result is a golden brown, flavoursome, substantial and very filling jumbo muffin that we use as a breakfast alternative - on busy days we eat in the car on the way to work. PS. I have also used smaller round muffin moulds and have gotten about 15.

42 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2007
 
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