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Apr
12
2011

Gooseberry Patch’s Review and Recipe 5: Pecan Pie Muffins

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Okay, I know you may be tired of hearing this but ANOTHER WINNING RECIPE from Gooseberry Patch’s Quick & Easy Autumn!   Seriously delicious.  Seriously quick (and easy).  And super easy to convert to gluten free! I switched up the size tin it called for and used a mini muffin tin.  And they are so rich that two mini muffins was just right for me with my morning coffee.

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Pecan Pie Muffins

Regular or Gluten Free

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour (just substitute your favorite gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil melted and cooled slightly

Mix pecans, brown sugar and flour in a large bowl; make a well in the center and set aside.

ppmuffins1aIn a separate bowl, beat eggs just until foam appears.  Stir in butter or oil.  Add to pecan mixture, stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into muffin cups greased only on the bottom, filling about 2/3 full.*

ppmuffins1b Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden**.

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Promptly remove from muffin tin.  Cool on a wire rack.  Makes 9 ***

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In my gluten free version I also added a 1/2 cup chopped dates – a great addition!

* I used a mini muffin tin and lined it with paper muffin cups

** I reduced the baking time to 18 minutes

*** Made 30 mini muffins

I fixed the girls a little box to take to school with them today.  Yes, school is actually college 🙂 Putting the rest in the freezer for snacks later on!

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If you want to get your name in to win this great cookbook, just leave me a comment after each recipe and consider yourself entered.  Each recipe you comment on enters  your name again! Please share this giveaway with your friends if you facebook or have a blog.  Then on April 15th I will draw the winner.  I picked April 15th to give us something fun to do that day!  I hate tax day and I know many of you do too!  So we will soften the blow of mailing that check with a wonderful NEW GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

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Apr
06
2011

Gooseberry Patch Recipe Review 2: S’Mores Brownies

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WOW these were a hit!  Easy peasy!  Quickity quick and gone in a flash!  I even made a small pan of gluten free just for me!  This is one of those recipes that is so easy to convert to gluten free and I am always happy to find those.  One little thing I tweaked the recipe just a tad because I bought the brownie mix that was for an 8 x 8 pan instead of the 9 x 13 called for in the recipe.  It worked out great since I made two batches AND I used all the chocolate bar called for – more chocolate is never a bad thing right???

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S’Mores Brownies

  • 18 1/2 oz. pkg brownie mix
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 whole graham cracker, coarsely crushed (I had graham cracker crumbs on hand)
  • 2 chocolate candy bars, broken into small pieces

Prepare brownies as directed on package; bake in a greased 13 x 9 baking pan.  As soon as brownies are removed from the oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs.  Set oven on broil.  Broil for 30-60 seconds, until marshmallows are golden.  Watch carefully, as marshmallows will brown quickly.  Sprinkle with candy bar pieces.  Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting into squares.  Serve warm.  Makes 2 dozen.

My notes: They are good cold too!  For the gluten free version use gluten free brownie mix and gluten free graham cracker crumbs.  Still oh so good!  Honestly Ben couldn’t tell the difference.  He’s my guinea pig taste tester when I convert recipes.

Enjoy!

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If you want to get your name in to win this great cookbook, just leave me a comment after each recipe and consider yourself entered.  Each recipe you comment on enters  your name again! Please share this giveaway with your friends if you facebook or have a blog.  Then on April 15th I will draw the winner.  I picked April 15th to give us something fun to do that day!  I hate tax day and I know many of you do too!  So we will soften the blow of mailing that check with a wonderful NEW GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

Apr
01
2011

Welcome April!

I do love that it is finally warming up some.  It has been unseasonably mild the last few days but I think that might be changing.  I am a little curious though where our April Showers are.  We need rain.  Tender little seedlings need rain.  I am watering everything but it just isn’t the same. Plus it would be lovely for some of the pollen to be washed off of things so I can stop with the sneezing already :/

Before I get into the amazing Gooseberry Patch announcement – here are your April calendars – ENJOY!

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large calendar 1200 x 800

medium calendar  1024 x 683

small calendar 800 x 533

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Now as I promised, Gooseberry Patch is back in the house!  I received my review copy (and the giveaway copy) of this adorable BRAND NEW Gooseberry Patch book!

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I wanted to squeal!  I LOVE AUTUMN and if you have been visiting me for any length of time this is not a surprise to you!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  And new recipes and decorating ideas for AUTUMN are so exciting. This weekend I am going to be reviewing, baking, cooking & starting next Monday, April 4, I will be sharing recipes from this great new book from Gooseberry Patch. I plan on sharing 6 wonderful EASY recipes with you over the next two weeks.  Along side the original recipe taken directly from the book will be my own gluten-free version. I have to tell you this is pretty exciting for me.  I shared my gluten free versions of several recipes from past reviews and I know more and more people who drop by just might be looking for a new and delicious gluten free recipe.  If you want to get your name in to win this great cookbook, just leave me a comment after each recipe and consider yourself entered.  Each recipe you comment on enters  your name again! Please share this giveaway with your friends if you facebook or have a blog.  Then on April 15th I will draw the winner.  I picked April 15th to give us something fun to do that day!  I hate tax day and I know many of you do too!  So we will soften the blow of mailing that check with a wonderful NEW GOOSEBERRY PATCH COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

Thanks to all of you who come here and leave me comments and encouragement.  Please know I do appreciate your time.  I know how valuable it is and I am so flattered that you take time out of your busy lives to visit me.  Have a great Friday, a great weekend and pop back in Monday for recipes and more on Quick & Easy AUTUMN from Gooseberry Patch!

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