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Apple Oat-Bran Muffins

Apple Oat-Bran Muffins

12 servings

Butter or paper muffin cups
2 large green apples
2 c whole-wheat pastry flour
1 c unbleached white flour
1 1/4 c oat bran
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 12-ounce can apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 c water

1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease muffin pan or line with muffin cups. Peel and core apples, chop roughly and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir pastry flour, white flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Add apple juice concentrate, apples, and enough water to make a light batter.

4. Mix enough to moisten. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake till lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.

5. Remove muffins from cups while hot.

Recipe: Turkey Apple Brie Wrap

Turkey Apple Brie Wrap

Turkey Apple Brie Wrap


Spinach TortillaLettuce
Turkey, sliced thin
Apple, sliced thin
Brie, sliced thin


Layer your tortilla with lettuce, turkey, apple slices, and brie. Wrap up and enjoy!


Recipe: Sweet Apple Soup

Sweet Apple Soup

Sweet Apple Soup

This unlikely pairing of apples, sweet potato, and Canadian bacon is perfect for a chilly evening dinner. Wrap yourself in warmth by trying a bowl of this delicious soup.


2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (1/4 c chopped fresh onion)
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
2 lbs Sweet Potatoes, diced (1/2″ size)
3 Apples, shredded (or diced 1/2″)
6 oz. Canadian Bacon, diced
2 c Chicken Stock
1 1/2 c Water
1/4 c Pumpkin Seads
4 oz. Blue Cheese (optional)


Heat Oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. If using fresh onion, saute until translucent. Otherwise, toss in your dried minced onion, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir to coat in the oil. Next, toss in the diced sweet potatoes, shredded apple, and diced Canadian bacon. Cover with chicken stock and water. Stir to mix the flavors. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let simmer covered for about 15 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked and soft. You can purée the soup if you wish but I left mine in bite size pieces this time. Serve in bowls topped with pumpkin seeds and blue cheese.

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If you like my Sweet Apple Soup, you’ll love my other recipes!

Recipe: Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Serves 6, takes 1 hour

soup-nazi_320This soup was introduced to me through the much-loved TV show, Seinfeld, in the episode about the “Soup Nazi”. I had never had this famous soup before so when my husband asked for an Indian dish for dinner, I dove right in to try my hand at Mulligatawny. We were blown away by how great it turned out. While you could serve 6 people with this recipe, there were no leftovers at our house as my husband went back to eat 3 huge bowls of it! So, I give you, Mulligatawny…


1/4 c Butter
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion (1/2 c fresh onion, diced)
2 Stalks Celery, diced
2 Carrots, diced
5 tsp Flour
1 1/2 tsp Curry Paste
4 c Chicken Stock
1 Apple, shredded
1/2 c Jasmine Rice
1 Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Dried Thyme
1/2 c Milk


Melt butter in a stock pot. Saute onion, celery, and carrot in butter. Add flour and curry paste. Mix well and cook about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme. Simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add milk and heat through, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Shredded Apple Mulligatawny add everything else Mulligatawny Soup finished

If you like my mulligatawny, you’ll love my other recipes!

New Recipes!

Great news everyone, I’ve just added links to three new recipes. Now you can make Baked Apples, Dark Applesauce, and Oatmeal/Porridge. Remember, you can always go to my Recipes page to see a listing of every recipe I have. Enjoy!

Recipe: Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

I wish I could lay claim to this recipe, I can’t. It came from the Costco cookbook “A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way”. But, this is such a delicious recipe, I felt I had to put it out for my readers to enjoy. I make this recipe often for my husband and I. We even made it while we visited my family and they all loved it too. So, I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Oh, and because it serves so many, I usually half the recipe since there are just two of us (that eat solids like this).

2 pork tenderloins
Salt and pepper
3 Tbs olive oil
3 shallots, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
½ c dry white wine (or vegetable broth)
1 ½ c apple cider
3 Braeburn or Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
2 Bosc pears, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
3 Tbs butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Season pork with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and sear on all sides. Add shallots and garlic; saute until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add wine or broth and stir until deglazed. After the browned bits have surfaced, add cider, apples and pears; stir.
  3. Transfer all ingredients to a baking dish. Cover and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165-170°.
  4. Remove the pork from the pan and keep warm. Remove the apple and pear pieces from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce from the baking dish back into the frying pan, bring to a boil over medium-high to high heat, and cook until reduced by half. Whisk in butter. Add the apple and pear pieces, stirring gently.
  6. Place the pork on a serving dish and slice on the bias. Top with the apple-pear sauce. Makes 6-8 servings.

Recipe From: A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way pg. 163