10 Grain Muffins for #SundaySupper

We have all been affected by cancer in one way or another, right? That's why it's so important to do what we can to find a cure, even if it means simply participating in something that will spread the word and make people aware of the cause. That's exactly what we've done for #SundaySupper this week.
The theme is #BakeForACure and I've gotta be honest- baking is not my thing. I've heard that you either love to cook or you love to bake, or that you are typically only really good at one or the other. I want to love and be great at both! This is why I'm excited to see all of the wonderful recipes that everyone is cooking up. Practice makes perfect, right? I'm hoping to try a number of the recipes and bring the love of baking to my home.

Since my baking skills are lacking, I had to have an easy item to prepare. Also, I couldn't come up with an original recipe, that is how little I'm used to baking. Instead, I looked to the side of the package of a food item that I received from a friend: Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain 10 Grain Hot Cereal. This cereal is made with high protein hard red wheat, rye, triticale, oat bran, oats, corn, barley, soy beans, brown rice, millet, and flaxseed. 

My foodie friend recommended the muffins as a quick grab and go breakfast, but admittedly, I was wary because, well, the word 'grain' isn't the most appealing when referring to a baked item. Then I thought, 'it seems healthy and if I don't at least try, this grain will just sit in my pantry forever'. 

The muffins are so simple to make and made the kitchen smell so good! With a total cook time of 30 minutes (15 for the preparation, including 10 minutes to let the mixture to stand, and 15 minutes for the baking itself), these muffins are my new favorite item. 

Something you should know about me if that I love cornbread. These muffins had a very, very strikingly similar taste to cornbread and to say I was pleased would be an understatement. Try these out! 

10 Grain Muffins
Adapted from Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal


1 cup Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal

1 1/4 cup sour milk or Buttermilk

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1 large egg

1 cup unbleached white flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

Chopped dried apricots


Mix Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Cereal and milk; allow to stand for 10 minutes while preheating oven to 400 degrees F and assembling other ingredients.

Cream sugar, butter, and egg together.

Add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt), apricots, and milk mixture to sugar mixture. Stir only until mixed.

Spoon into greased muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins.

This week, #SundaySupper bloggers are honored to be able to work with Chantal Cookware. Chantal Cookware has provided their Easy as Pie dish to 20 selected bloggers so you can check out their recipes below!
Now, this is only my second time participating in #SundaySupper, but I've noticed the great community that it is. Even though not everyone was able to get the Chantal pie dish, there were still a number of us who created dishes for our readers so we can support the cause and promote Chantal Cookware. Check out these additional recipes!

Chantal Cookware is also offering 20% off of all Chantal Pie dishes on their website. Enter BAKE4CURE at checkout through October 30th! 


Exclusive News on The Lime SoHo

It is absolutely no secret that I love everything Ciccio Restaurant Group. I've had the fantastic opportunity to visit all of the restaurant locations and experience what each has to offer. I cannot think of another restaurant group that does it as awesome as they do. Their level of commitment to their customers is unparalleled and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a super fan that can rattle off menu offerings and specials like it's my job.

Now, allow me to give myself a little bit of self promotion and encourage you to check out my post about The Lime (you'll see why in a little bit). Dang, while you're at it, might as well check out my other Restaurant Group posts too (here, here, here, here and here) because not only is it always a good time to eat out at one of these places and I encourage you to do so, but also because I want to provide you with a little something something to think about as you read the rest of this post. :)

The Lime- it's fun, it's modern, it's Mexican, right? Of course! But, it's no longer going to be 'The Lime'. Trademarking isn't my forte, but apparently trademarking issues come up and a lot of restaurants are left to figure out what to do next.

The Lime is taking it in stride, as I would expect, and reaching out to their community and supporters to help them rename their restaurant! How cool is that? To me, that shows such a profound level of faith in their customers!

I wanted to share with all of my readers this breaking news! Be sure to check out RenameTheLime.com to enter your ideas for the new restaurant name! Along with knowing that you NAMED A RESTAURANT, for gosh sake, you would also win a $1,000 gift card to the Ciccio Restaurant Group if your name idea is chosen!!!!! (Do I have enough exclamation points here? This is huge news!)

Let's put on our thinking sombreros and come up with the best names ever for one of the best restaurants ever- something that captures what they are all about!

Incidentally, is anyone else hungry? ;)


Love with Food box, Jump Start the School Year

I am limited on my free time and extra funds, but no matter. When it comes to giving back, I want to participate in that as much as possible. It absolutely breaks my heart that there are children in this country who don't eat balanced meals and there are children who go hungry more often than not. 

When I heard about Love with Food, I knew I had to be a part of it. With each Love with Food box, you receive gourmet food samples, which is great, but even better, Love with Food will donate a meal to a food bank. It's win-win!

Love with Food offers plans on a per month basis, or you can pay ahead by three, six, or twelve months, with additional savings per level. The maximum is $12.00/month and you can cancel at any time. 

This month, the topic is all about healthy and tasty lunches for school. 

The Love with Food box included:

So far I've only tried the baked fries (and loved them!), but I'm looking forward to seeing how everything else tastes as well. Do you want to sign up for Love with Food, receiving goodies and helping to donate to a great cause? Click here!

Do you volunteer with or donate to an organization?


Ditalini Italian Soup for #SundaySupper

Comfort food: the theme of this week's #SundaySupper and a favorite kind of food for me to make. People gravitate towards chili, mac-n-cheese and soups and I get all kinds of giddy. This week I decided to make Ditalini Italian Soup. The classic Italian flavors of oregano, basil and garlic really lend themselves to making this dish great.

Comfort food to me means a dish that brings you joy and reminds you of the place and time in which youfirst ate it. More often than not, I see comfort food as a dish you want me to make time and time again, that's easy and a joy to cook, and also a pleasure to serve to others. I created this soup a long while ago and cook it on a regular basis for our household of two. 

I like to make my own meatballs for the dish when I have the time, but the reason it's such a go-to meal for me is because it can be made with no fuss and almost no clean up. This is where the frozen meatballs come into play and, more often than not, this is how I make the soup, so frozen meatballs is the ingredient that made it into the recipe. After all, I have to leave my fabulous meatball recipe for another time, right?


2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can diced tomatoes with juice (I use the ones seasoned with basil and oregano)

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 cans reduced sodium chicken broth

1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

A couple of dashes of Texas Pete hot sauce

A pinch of red pepper flakes

Meatballs (I am a really big fan of the frozen Armour Italian-style meatballs, for a quick meal)

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cup Ditalini pasta

Couple pinches of salt

Pinch of dried oregano 

Pinch of dried basil


Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes, adding a little bit of salt.

Add the garlic to the pan and saute together with the onions for 1 minute. Then add the meatballs, can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and dashes of hot sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes.

While still simmering, add the Parmesan cheese and Ditalini pasta and continue to simmer another 15 minutes.

Remove pan from stove top, add dried oregano and basil. I like to also add some freshly grated Pecorino Romano, but that's just preference.


Now, below you'll find all the links to the fabulous dishes that other #SundaySupper participants have cooked up. Be sure to visit because the yum-yums are endless! :)

Comfort Food |Soups
Comfort Food  | Main Dish
Comfort Food | Desserts
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