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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Ralston Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

Following_RecipeSMALLER It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancywhich today is RALSTON CINNAMON CRUNCH MUFFINS!

I have to admit that I’m not much for “healthy” muffins. They’re usually too dry and/or too tasteless (only my experience talking) for me to bother eating, let alone making. This recipe, however, is one that I do enjoy and it made my “keeper” recipe book years ago. Hope you discover the same!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

P.S. We’re at 115 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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RALSTON CINNAMON CRUNCH MUFFINS
[Makes 12]

Topping:

½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup Ralston 100% Wheat Hot Cereal
¼ cup chopped nuts, optional
2 T. flour
2 T. margarine, melted
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Muffins:

1¼ cups flour
¾ cup Ralston 100% Wheat Hot Cereal
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil

To prepare Topping:  Combine sugar, cereal, nuts, flour, margarine and cinnamon; set aside.

To prepare Muffins:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease bottoms or paper-line 12 muffin cups. Combine flour, cereal, raisins, sugar and baking powder in large bowl; add ½ tsp. salt if desired.  Combine milk, egg and oil in separate bowl.  Add to cereal mixture all at once; stirring just until moistened.  Place 1 tsp. topping into each prepared muffin cup.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.  Top with remaining topping.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Traditional Southern Biscuits

It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN BISCUITS!!

There seems to be more than one “traditional” southern biscuit recipe out there so I guess it depends on where you live in the South.  So, if this isn’t the “traditional” you’re used to just chalk it up to my Yankee upbringing.  🙂 I’m not sure where I picked up this version.  I just know I’ve had this recipe for ages and these biscuits are pretty darned tasty.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

P.S. We’re at 77 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN BISCUITS

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 T butter, cold
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup solid vegetable shortening, cold
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix well.  Add 1 T of the cold butter and the cold shortening and work into the dry ingredients, using your hands, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  (I use a pastry cutter, or you can use a couple of forks and cut it in.) Stir in milk.  Dough will be sticky.  Dust work surface with flour.  Turn dough onto floured surface.  Gently fold each side toward center.  Pick up the dough and dust the work surface with additional flour.  Return dough to floured surface and fold each side towards center again.  Turn the dough over and press it out to 1” thickness.  Cut biscuits, straight down, do not twist the cutter, with a 2 ¼-inch round cookie cutter.  Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and add to 10-inch round cake pan.  Place biscuits in pan, turning once (to coat both sides with butter), about ¼-inch apart.  Let biscuits rest 15 minutes before baking. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Deborah Palumbo

  

  Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with DEBORAH PALUMBO

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!!  Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of his favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors.

Introducing author, DEBORAH PALUMBO, and her favorite recipe for PUMPKIN PANCAKES WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS & CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM!

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BOOK PEEK ~   THE BANISHED ONE by Deborah Palumbo

The Banished One, a serial killer vampire also named Lucius, is still wreaking havoc on the sleepy town in Tower City, and since he’s supernatural he can’t be captured by normal police procedure . A frustrated Lieutenant Welby, a staunch disbeliever in vampires is finally convinced he’s got a serial killer vampire on the loose and follows the old town rumors about vampires right to Quentin and his gothic castle to enlist Quentin’s supernatural aid in capturing Lucius. The question is, will Quentin make the Lieutenant one of The Undeparted, or will he battle Lucius and send him to hell?

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  About the author, Deborah Palumbo….

I’m a self-pubbed author spinning yarns in two genres available in ebook and paperback on amazon…historical and paranormal laced with mystery and sometime spice…and Mystery/crime; you know, who dunnit with frustrated detectives who are hot on the trail of some killer.

I also co-wrote a screenplay with the acclaimed actor/writer Jordan Rhodes.  www.jordanrhodes.com

I was honored to have caught Jordan’s attention with my mystery crime novel EDGE OF DARKNESS, hence his invitation to co-write with him. He wrote a review of me and my novel I’d love to share with you if you don’t mind a little bragging:

“Edge of darkness is a taut suspenseful Detective thriller laced with humor that reminds one of the wit displayed by the character of Lenny from Law & Order. It’s an interesting read that would easily translate to film as it conveys visuals to the reader. For every Mickey Spillane fan out there – Mickey’s back – only he’s a female and her name is Deborah Palumbo.”   ~ Jordan Rhodes Actor/writer ~

I wish I could say that I write these tales of love and murder and mayhem behind an antique desk, but the fact is I write in my king bed with my pillows scrunched up behind me! I began this whole writing journey when I became bedridden and homebound. Talk about fate. I had always wanted to write novels, since I was a kid, but it took a period of long confinement to bring about that dream.

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THE BANISHED ONE by Deborah Palumbo

EXCERPT

Suddenly a chemical shot through Lucius while he was watching that sexy female, similar to a feeling when he was mortal and checking out a hot babe. But this desire in his vampire state was more intense, almost electrified and mingled with this lustful craving for blood. He had to drink from her neck; taste her life’s essence, and he had to get laid. There was no fighting it, no self-control. He was accustomed to indulging every desire, no matter if they were spontaneous eruptions from some surging chemical, or a well-planned rendezvous.

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Connect with Deborah Palumbo & her books:

WEBSITE: www.deborahpalumbo.com

BLOG: http://deborahpalumbotheundeparted.blogspot.com/

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I hope you enjoy the recipe Deborah is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!

Karen

P.S.  We’re at 63 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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PUMPKIN PANCAKES WITH CARMELIZED BANANAS & CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM

Here’s a wonderful Autumn recipe for everyone!  How about some pumpkin pancakes with caramelized bananas with cinnamon whipped cream to go with your cup of java? Does that sound scrumptious or what!

Pumpkin Pancakes:

  • 1 cup pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/16 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/16 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1-ounce melted butter
  • 4 egg whites, whipped to soft peak
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Caramelized Bananas:

  • 4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:

  • 4 ounces whipped cream
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

To make pancakes, sift together all of the dry ingredients. In a bowl, combine the puree, whole eggs, and the half-and-half. Add the flour mixture and stir, being careful not to over mix the batter. Finish with the melted butter. Gently fold in 1/2 the egg whites to loosen the batter and when the whites are nearly incorporated, fold in the remaining egg whites.

Heat the griddle to medium heat. Drizzle enough vegetable oil to prevent sticking and spoon batter onto griddle, spreading them with the back of the spoon. When pancakes are golden brown, flip to finish cooking.

Cut the bananas in 1/2 lengthwise. Heat a saute pan to medium and melt the butter and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves and begins to caramelize. Add the bananas and toss to coat.

To prepare the whipped cream, whisk the cream, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl until it holds a stiff peak.

To serve, stack the pancakes on each plate. Spoon syrup over the pancakes, top with the caramelized bananas and a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream.

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I want to thank you Karen for your gracious hospitality here on your blog! I had a great time and look forward to being friends.

Deborah Palumbo