Hearty Breakfast Muffins
2 C whole wheat flour                   1/3 C vegetable oil
1 C wheat germ                             1 C milk
2 tsp. baking powder                    1 egg
½ tsp. baking soda                       1/4 C molasses
2 tsp. cinnamo                             1/4 C honey
1 tsp. allspice                               ½ C raisins
1 C mashed banana                      1/2 C chopped nuts
  • In large bowl, combine dry ingredients except raisins and nuts.
  • In small bowl, stir together wet ingredients, including egg.
  • Add wet to dry and stir until just blended.
  • Add raisins and nuts. Fill 12 greased muffin tins.
  • Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Makes 12 large muffins.
Substitute pumpkin, grated apple, carrot, or zucchini
for banana for a different treat.
This recipe freezes well!


Fresh Mint Butter Cookies
1-1/2 flour                                1 egg
1/8 tsp salt                                2 Tbs milk
1/2 tsp baking powder             4 Tbs chopped fresh mint
1 stick butter                            1/4 tsp vanilla
2/3 C sugar

Cream butter. Gradually add sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla, and beat thoroughly.

Mix dry ingredients and chopped mint together. Add to dough. Let chill overnight.

Drop by tsp. 2" apart on greased cookies sheet at 350 for 10-12 min.

Makes 3 doz. Rolls out great for use with simple cookie cutters.


Mushroom-Zucchini Pie

1 C chopped onion                                                     ¾ lb. mushrooms, sliced
¾ lb. zucchini, sliced                                                  ¼  lb. butter
2 T flour                                                                      1 t. salt
¼ t. pepper                                                                   ¼ t. thyme
½ lb. (2 C) Monterey Jack or Swiss Cheese

1 pkg. pie crust mix ( or make your own, of course)
1 egg yolk
1 T water

In large skillet, saute onion, mushrooms, and zucchini in butter until crisp-tender (5 min.).  Drain.  Add flour, salt, pepper, and thyme.  Mix lightly to coat.  Remove from heat.  Preheat oven to 375.  Prepare pie crust.  Use 2/3 dough (9” pan).

Combine mushroom mix and cheese, pour into pie shell.  Lattice on top.  Brush with egg yolk and water.

Bake 40 minutes.  Freezes well.