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Semi-Homemade Honey Cornbread-Two Ways

Cheddar And Chive Cornbread (1)

Jumbo-Honey-Corn-Muffins

Another quick treat that’s super delicious and easy to make, are my Semi-Homemade Cheddar And Chive Honey Cornbread and Jumbo Honey Cornbread Muffins.

Cheddar And Chive Cornbread (2)

Cheddar And Chive Cornbread (3)

Jumbo Honey Corn Muffins (2)

Jumbo Honey Corn Muffins

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Equipment: 1 (9 x 9 x 2) metal non-stick baking pan, jumbo muffin tin pan (yields 6 muffins), 2 large mixing bowls, whisk, non-stick cooking spray

Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) box of Krusteaz Honey Cornbread & Muffin Mix
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2/3 cup of whole milk, room temperature
1/4 cup of ricotta cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons of fresh chives, finely minced, optional
1 cup (8 ounces) of shredded Colby Jack cheese (substitute sharp cheddar), optional

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.

Start by spraying baking pan or muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl add the egg, vegetable oil, milk, ricotta cheese, and chive. Whisk to combine. In another large mixing bowl add the muffin mix and shredded cheese. Mix to combine.

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the wet, mix to combine. Once all the dry ingredients have been added, just mix until combined, do not overmix the batter.

Spoon batter into pan or fill muffin tins 2/3 full.
For non-stick metal pan bake for 22 to 26 minutes
For muffin pan bake for 14 to 16 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan. These are my Semi-Homemade Cheddar And Chive Honey Cornbread.

Note: Cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

Skillet Cornbread

Homemade Tamale Pie

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Italian Sausage, Asparagus, And Fontina Cheese Frittata Muffins

Mini Sausage, Asparagus, And Truffle Fontina Cheese Frittatas

Today’s the day to clean out my refrigerator. I have quite a few eggs, ricotta cheese, and part of orange bell pepper on hand. Making a frittata makes perfect sense.

I’m doing Italian Sausage, Asparagus, And Fontina Cheese Frittata Muffins.

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Mini Sausage, Asparagus, And Truffle Fontina Cheese Frittatas (2)

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 24 frittatas
Equipment: 2 (12-cup) muffin tin pans, large mixing bowl, whisk, box grater, non-stick cooking spray, 12-inch sauté pan

Ingredients:
1 pound of sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
12 large eggs,
1 cup of ricotta cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup of half-and-half
1 1/2 cups of Truffle fontina cheese, freshly grated (reserve 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
1 1/4 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
1 (8-ounce) package of thawed (Birds Eye Steam Fresh) frozen asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces sliced on the bias
1/4 cup of orange bell pepper, fine dice
2 tablespoons of fresh chives, finely minced
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
Start by spraying both muffin tin pans with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl break a dozen eggs. Add ricotta, half-and-half, Kosher salt,  and fresh ground black pepper whisk to combine. Add freshly grated fontina cheese whisk to combine. Next, add the fresh chives, thyme, and asparagus, stir to combine. Set aside.

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat add the sausage. Using a wooden spoon break up the sausage. Stirring occasionally, cook until no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the finely diced bell pepper, stir to combine, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the cooked sausage to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Combine the cooled sausage mixture with the egg mixture, stir to combine. Fill the muffin cup halfway with the frittata mixture. Sprinkle the reserved grated fontina evenly of the tops of each frittata. Bake until the eggs are just set, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the Italian Sausage, Asparagus, Fontina Cheese Frittata Muffins to cool before running a rubber spatula around the outside of each one to ensure easy removal.

Transfer to a large serving platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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My Hanging Organic Herb Garden And Summertime Flowers

Hanging Herb Garden

My hanging herb garden is thriving! My Hanging Herb Garden And Summertime Flowers are on the move.

Tarragon

Tarragon above I use in so many of my chicken and seafood dishes.

English Lavender

The Lavender above smells so good. I like adding the blooms to sugar. Lavender sugar makes a great gift.

Chive Flowers

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The Chives are blossoming.

Flat Leaf Italian Parsley

Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley is used in most of my dishes because of its great flavor.

Thyme

Above is my fresh Thyme. The lemony flavor is perfect for chicken.

Sweet Basil (2)

Sweet Basil with its lemony minty flavor goes with just about everything. I’d say, it’s the one herb I use the most.

Oregano

Above is my Oregano, a super-strong herb so you don’t need much. Great in Tex-Mex dishes.

Oregano

More Oregano! This is the Greek variety.

Rosemary

My Rosemary is definitely outgrowing this pot!

Sage

Sage is one of those herbs that reminds me of the holidays. A peppery-rosemary flavor that’s super earthy.

Mint

Above is my fresh Mint. Great for desserts, salads and so much more. Below are pictures of flowers from around my house.

Lavender

Lavender can be used in so many ways. I love making Lavender sugar.

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My bright red Gerberas are part of the daisy family.

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Perennials are great because they’re ever-changing with each season.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus bushes are perfect anywhere in your garden.

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One a year the Dragon Lilies bloom. Their vibrant orange color screams summertime is coming!

Rain Lillies

Rain Lilies are so beautiful. They seem to pop up everywhere in my garden.

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Sunflowers

Sunflowers are the meaning of summertime.

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Periwinkles look great in large pots.

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Hydrangeas are my favorite flower, NO question!

Hass Avocado Tree

My Hass Avocado tree is just finding its way. I’m talking 10 years before I’ll see any fruit.

Birdhouse

The Cardinals love their birdfeeder.

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My side garden has a variety of flowers and plants like my baby Fig Trees. Can you see them?

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