Mom’s Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Recipe from the collection of:  Designs by Jeanne R

Homemade sourdough English muffins is another childhood memory for me.  Mom made these pretty often, & while they were always really good, we probably took for granted that not all mom’s made homemade breads like this for their families.  I have the sourdough cookbook she made for all of us kids, & it makes me smile when I see her handwritten notes in which the measurements were doubled, tripled & quadrupled in the margins!  I guess with a family of 5 kids (plus friends), 1 batch wouldn’t suffice!  Making these myself throughout the years, I marvel at how easy Mom made this look.  I’ll be honest, there’s a fine line between a beautifully cooked English muffin, & one which has been scorched on the stove!  You’ve been warned, you’ve got to babysit these little darlings, but it’s well worth the effort. Continue reading

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

Apple fritters can be served for breakfast or brunch, it can be the bread that accompanies a country style dinner, or even a quick dessert!  Since they require very few ingredients, you can have a batch of old fashioned goodness on your table in no time! Continue reading

Green Chile & Ham Overnight Bake

This is a great recipe when company is staying over.  It’s already prepared ahead of time, you just need to pop it in the oven.  Can’t beat this one for a brunch, or potluck breakfast dish.  Make sure you dice the ham finely, it makes for a better overall texture and blends with the other ingredients nicely.  Truly delicious!

Green Chile & Ham Overnight Bake

Green Chile & Ham Overnight Bake

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R Continue reading

“Welcome to Tuesday!”

…or whatever the current day was at the time.   That’s what our son, Nick use to say when he was little. Instead of “good morning” or the like, he’d greet us with that wide-eyed face, spunky grin, contagious giggle, and say “Welcome to Tuesday, Mom & Dad!”  How could we NOT have a fantastic day after a greeting like that?!   So…Tuesday, already? Continue reading