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Banana Nut Muffins with Bran

Look no further for I have found the perfect breakfast muffin!  It is healthy and taste fabulous. Yes,  I would put it right up there with the best banana nut bread I have ever made.  It is just that good!

When bananas start to go bad I peel them and place in a freezer bag.  The freezer does some kind of magic to the bananas.  It’s almost like the best banana liqueur that exists.  In other words freezing really develops their flavor.  Frozen bananas that were calling out to me, “Use Me, Use Me!” started this whole search for a recipe using bananas, buttermilk, and bran buds.  This is what I found.

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Walnuts and Bacon

This gourd of a vegetable is all new to me.  I had never tasted it nor cooked it until it arrived in my CSA box right before Thanksgiving.  I had no idea what to do with it.  Luck would have it that one of my favorite blogs Clotilde’s Chocolate and Zucchini  just happened to post this Spaghetti Squash Gratin that same week.  It looked delicious so I just had to try it.    I am so glad that I did because it is fantastic and super easy!  In fact the hardest part is cutting the squash in half!

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Spicy Maple Glazed Walnuts

These walnuts are really good!  I mean that they are fantastic,  irresistible and purely addictive. Try them and you will not be disappointed in fact you will love the results or either hate me for posting this recipe  that you will not be able to  stop eating even if you wanted to. Continue reading

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Truffle Brownies

My book club is having a three-day extravaganza at the lake.  I’m excited to spend three days with some very good friends, great food, sitting by the lake.  You get the idea relaxing by the water with people you love.  What fun!  Our book this month was one of my favorites Water for Elephants.  Oh My Gosh!  It was a fantastic read. At first I didn’t like it.  Then after the first one hundred pages I could not put it down.  I highly recommend it.  I love the author’s style of writing which makes for an easy read.   Anyway you will love this book!

There are nine of us going to the lake and we all have stuff to bring.  I am responsible for cookies.  I have made two that I am taking and will share one with you now.  The other will come later.  These are Truffle Brownies from Bon Appetit this month.  They are absolutely fabulous is all I am going to allow myself to say.  Easy!  Ok, enough.  You will love these.  Trust me.  Just one more thing the chocolate ganache is over the top!

Gotta run so here is the recipe.  I followed it to a T.  Enjoy because we sure have.   

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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