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This Writer’s Comfort Food

Red Vines

Red Vines (Photo credit: Incase.)

The right treat can be a perfect break from your creative session. While I write, I like things like Red Vines, nuts, chocolate, crackers. As a reward for a good session, it’s nice to have something richer to treat myself with. Here’s two of my favorite recipes. One on the healthier side, and one on the indulgent. Both tasty.

First off, my recipe for banana muffins. Don’t remember which online site I got the original recipe from. I like that this recipe only takes one banana. Perfect for using up an overripe banana. Bananas also freeze great for this purpose. Defrost in your fridge, cut off an end, and squeeze it out like toothpaste. No mushing necessary!

Banana Muffins

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 TB milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (1 banana)
  1. In small bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. In separate bowl cream margarine and sugar; add eggs and mix until smooth. Stir in milk and banana. Mix well.
  3. Fold in flour mixture.
  4. Spray muffin tins with PAM. Fill tins 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Note: This makes about 16 muffins, so I do have to do two batches. The big batch is great for pot lucks too.

The other recipe I’m sharing is more recently discovered. I’ve only made them twice, but they are by far the best cookies I’ve made. Discovered through Pinterest, the original recipe can be found here.

White Chocolate Snickerdoodles

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • white chocolate chips
  1. Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and blend well.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Add chips (use as many as you think are good, but I do about half a bag.)
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

Note: If dough is too sticky, or cookies are too flat, add more flour.


What do you like to snack on to give you a needed boost during your creative sessions?



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