Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Batter Bread

Unfortunately, we ate this bread up and I neglected to get a picture of it baked. It was good though! 😊

Chocolate Cherry Batter Bread:

3 cups sourdough starter (fed or unfed)

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 cup water

1/2 cup honey 

1 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all of the above together and then add…

1 – 32 oz can of cherry pie filling

Add…

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1-3 cups whole wheat or whole grain spelt flour. Add 1/2 cup at a time until the batter is about the texture of softened cream cheese.

Pour into greased loaf pans.

Cover and let it rise for about an hour or until it almost reaches the top of the pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Internal temp should register 190 degrees.

Freeze or eat within 3 days. The addition of the fruit will cause it to spoil more quickly.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Birthday Cookie

The six-year-old requested this for her birthday this year. We are mixing them up now! Give this recipe a try. 😊

Cast Iron Skillet Cookie:

1 stick butter and 1/4 cup tasteless oil (I use light olive oil), melted

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup honey

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Whip the sugar, honey, and butter several minutes until light and creamy (this step is important, don’t skimp on the mixing). Then mix in the egg, salt, and vanilla.

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp Baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

Stir together.

Mist your skillet(s) with cooking oil. You can either use one 10″ skillet, or three mini cast iron skillets. Fill with cookie batter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Maggie Lane is on Instagram!

Remembering Maggie Lane is on Instagram!

Follow me on Facebook if you want to keep track of new blog posts. But, I’ll be posting more frequently about what keeps me busy each day on Instagram.

Search for @rememberingmaggielane on IG.

Hope you can follow me there.

Conversations – ideas and recipes from the world around

The Front Parlor, by Walter Gay via Wikimedia Commons

If you want to see who and what I follow, other people’s recipes, and ideas that I like, what videos I watch, and what books I read, then step into the Parlor and join my running Conversations with my other friends on the web.

Summer Bouquets 2020

I’ve always had a hard time cutting flowers from my garden. I just never seem to want to ruin their beauty by taking them from their natural state.

I’ve been experimenting this year though, and I’ve found which flowers last well as a cut flower and which ones don’t. Some, like Zinnias even put on more blooms when you cut them.

Here’s a summary of my summer bouquets.

Black-Eyed Susan, Echinacea, Red Phlox
Echinacea, Salmon Zinnia, Polar Bear Zinnia, Coreopsis Cherry Blast
Echinacea Hot Coral, Zinnia Polar Bear, Salmon Zinnia, Coreopsis Zagreb
Echinacea Baja Burgundy, Coreopsis Zagreb, Coreopsis Cherry Blast, Salvia
Rose Quietness
Hydrangeas

Long-Lasting Cut Flowers: Zinnia, Coreopsis, Salvia, Cosmos. Hydrangeas can be long lasting as well if you wait to cut them when they are beginning to feel papery on the stem.

Flowers that Fade Quickly: Echinacea, Black-Eyed Susan.

One pot leftover skillet dinner

This skillet recipe is a great way to use up holiday leftovers. The recipe listed is a Mexican skillet that calls for sausage but it’s just as good with chicken or beef. I made it with some leftover grilled  chicken on Sunday and it may show up on our dinner table later in the week with some turkey. Hint, hint for Thanksgiving leftovers.

Happy Independence Day!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

We’re enjoying our vacation at the lake. Hope you’re enjoying a good day celebrating friends, family and our nation’s birthday!

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Spending the day outside?

Don’t forget these easy DIY recipes to make your time outdoors more enjoyable:

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DIY 2-minute Sunscreen

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Homemade Bug Spray

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Got bites already?

Remedy for Bug Bites – Tea Bags

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day celebrations!

Remember all your blessings and from whom they come.

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“And thus they found the Lord to be with them in all their ways, and to bless their outgoings and incomings, for which let His holy name have the praise forever, to all posterity.”
~
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, Chapter XII

Thanksgiving in the City

We normally travel over Thanksgiving. But, this year we are planning on doing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (pictures to follow) so we are staying in the city this year. I’ll be making the chicken and dressing that my “Nanny” always used to make us. So, as I cook this week I’ll be thinking of Maggie and other family far away. Enjoy your families this week and make some good memories.

My great-grandmother, Maggie Lane.

My great-grandmother, Maggie Lane.

Happy Independence Day!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

We’re enjoying our vacation at the lake. Hope you’re enjoying a good day celebrating friends, family and our nation’s birthday!

Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851

Spending the day outside?

Don’t forget these easy DIY recipes to make your time outdoors more enjoyable:

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DIY 2-minute Sunscreen

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Homemade Bug Spray

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Got bites already?

Remedy for Bug Bites – Tea Bags

 

I found another new favorite tea blend….

140130_0000I just posted about my favorite herb and tea blends yesterday and I just discovered another one today. Read yesterday’s post and scroll down to the bottom to see my newest favorite blend – Black Raspberry and Lime. Mmmm.

It’s Christmastime!!!

12.22.10 048I’m sure you’ve all realized it by now. It’s Christmas time!!!

Which means I’m winding up for Christmas…. decorating, shopping, crafting, baking, parties, field trips and special activities with the kids, cleaning for family visits, etc. And trying to stay healthy and well during all of it. It’s a busy time for me as I’m sure it is for all of you.

So, winding up to celebrate Christmas means winding down my blog a bit for this season.

But, even while my blog is taking a rest, you can follow me on my Facebook page to keep up what I find around on the internet.

Enjoy the holiday season and your family celebrations, and join me back in January for more weekly blog posts.

Best,
From Maggie’s Family to Yours