Happy Birthday Sister of Mine

Today is Alison's 21st birthday. Wow.

(Stay tuned for the recipe for this healthy, delicious birthday cake!)

We have a family tradition of singing "Happy Birthday" off tune - everybody sings their own tune in a different key! Let's just say it's...well...not-so-pretty, but quite funny. :)

~ I love you Alison!!! ~



Well, I am once again on a wheat-free, dairy-free diet. When I first thought about it, I wanted to groan... cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods, and bread is just too good! Right now I am just refusing to think about dairy products and thankfully I like experimenting in the kitchen. I believe the Lord will help me get past missing the things I shouldn't be eating and enjoy making new recipes. I adapted the muffin recipe from the back of the oat bran cereal box for breakfast this morning and they turned out really good!

Oat Bran Pear Sauce Muffins
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Hodgson Mill oat bran cereal
1 1/2 cups rye flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup pear sauce, chilled
1/4 cup oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 15 muffin cups with paper liners or grease muffin cups. Blend together dry ingredients. Lightly beat the eggs and add them to the dry ingredients along with pear sauce and oil. Mix until well blended. Spoon better into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes. 
Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. 
Yield: 15 muffins

*Alterations for personal preference:
You can use regular unbleached white flour for these muffins if you'd rather.
Applesauce is just as good as pear! I used homemade pear sauce because that's what we had on hand.