Delicious Cranberry Applesauce Muffins

October 11, 2013 at 8:57 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes | 2 Comments
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This pass along recipe is thanks to Deb in Rhode Island, thanks Deb!

 

Delicious Cranberry Applesauce Muffins
Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large eggs, beaten or 1/2 cup Egg Beater’s
2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans

 

 
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners.
In a small bowl, mix together applesauce, oil, and eggs. In a large bowl, combine cake flour, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in egg mixture. Stir until just moistened, and then fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into muffin cups, 2/3 full. Sprinkle nuts over the top of batter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 2 minutes before removing.
Makes 12 muffins.

Lake Okeechobee Crappie

April 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM | Posted in fish, Food | Leave a comment
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Lake Okeechobee

Well if I’m posting about Lake Okeechobee you know it has to do with one of my favorite fish, the Crappie! My cousins dropped off my

A black crappie

yearly supply of Lake Okeechobee Crappie! More about that later. Here’s a little info on Lake Okeechobee.

Lake Okeechobee locally referred to as The Lake or The Big O, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is the seventh largest freshwater lake in the United States  and the second largest freshwater lake contained entirely within the lower 48 states. Okeechobee covers 730 square miles (1,900 km2), approximately half the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is exceptionally shallow for a lake of its size, with an average depth of only 9 feet (3 m). The lake is divided between Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties. Maps of Florida[3] show that all five of these counties meet at one point near the center of the lake.

The most common fish in this lake are largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. Pickerel have been less commonly caught.

Lake Okeechobee Crappie Fishing

The Florida Crappie fishing, speckled perch or speck’ as they are called throughout the State of Florida is the most sort after pan fish on Lake Okeechobee. Although the Florida crappie can be caught during the summer months, they really are at their best from late fall to early spring.

Go Lake Okeechobee freshwater fishing with your family and friends together for an affordable day of Florida crappie fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee comprises a 730-square-mile area and is the second-largest natural lake in the U.S., holding more than a trillion gallons of water.

Most fishing takes place along the southeastern, west and north portions of the lake within a mile of the shoreline. Look for hyacinths, hydrilla and other water plants where big bass ambush shiners, bluegills and other scaled groceries. They also pounce on frogs, crickets, worms, grasshoppers and pretty much any fish smaller than itself. Plastic imitations of those baits work well.

You know the deal black crappies speckled perch to most Floridians are about as smart as a dead bird, but fortunately they are a lot more abundant. Stick a minnow in their face, set the hook and start heating up the frying-pan as we say here on Okeechobee.

http://www.lakeokeechobeebassfishing.com/crappie-fishing/

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