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Strawberry Muffins

I love this time of year. Cool weather, citrus is in season, and my favorite crop is ready, Florida strawberries. Sweet, juicy, and abundant, these delectable treats are  available everywhere. Every trip to the farmers market, produce stand, or even grocery store means a couple of quarts coming home with me. It's a good thing my wife enjoys them as much as I do, otherwise I wouldn't be able to eat everything that will be made in the kitchen during the next few months.

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup milk
1 cup coarse chopped Florida strawberries
Place a cast iron wedge pan into the oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Allow 20 minutes to stabilize.


Mix all in ingredients. in a large bowl. Batter will be slightly thick and sticky. Carefully remove pan from oven, it will be very hot. Spoon batter into a very…

Meatballs the Old Guy Way

Meatballs are great side items that are very versatile: spaghetti, quick sandwich, even as a main course. They are great. This recipe will even help you get rid of some leftover items in the pantry. Instead of bread crumbs, I used finely chopped french fried onions, left over from the green bean casserole from the holidays.

Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 2 cloves garlic minced 1 egg 1/2 cup finely diced  crispy fried onions 1/4 cup half and half 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls.
Saute in a large skillet to brown the meatballs on all sides.
Place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve over spaghetti with some garlic toast.

Enjoy!
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