Kay Wheeler Moore

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The Newfangled Country Gardener is for anyone who has a garden, would like to have a garden, or who simply enjoys eating the garden-fresh way. I don't claim to be an expert; in this blog I'm simply sharing some of the experiences my husband and I have in preparing food that is home-grown.

About the author

Kay Wheeler Moore is the author of a new cookbook, Way Back in the Country Garden, that features six generations of recipes that call for ingredients that are fresh from the garden. With home gardening surging in popularity as frugal people become more resourceful, this recipe collection and the stories that accompany it ideally will inspire others to cook the garden-fresh way and to preserve their own family food stories as well. The stories in this book center around the Three Red-Haired Miller Girls (Kay's mother and aunts) who grew up in Delta County, TX, with their own backyard garden so lavish that they felt as though they were royalty after their Mama wielded her kitchen magic on all that was homegrown. Introduced in Kay's previous book, Way Back in the Country, the lively Miller Girls again draw readers into their growing-up world, in which a stringent economic era--not unlike today's tight times--saw people turn to the earth to put food on the table for their loved ones. The rollicking yarns (all with recipes attached) have love, family, and faith as common denominators and show how food evocatively bonds us to our life experiences.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pumpkin and Apple Waffles—yum, yum, triple yum!

Hubby says that truly, these were the best waffles he’s ever eaten. They were tall and puffy and gave the impression of eating a light cake loaded with a spicy pumpkin and apple mixture. We certainly give Pumpkin & Apple Waffles our enthusiastic votes.

Some apple bits sprinkled on top were the perfect garnish under the sugar-free syrup.

The batter stirs up thicker than do most waffle mixtures, but the high, cake-like product is the delightful result.

Pumpkin & Apple Waffles

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
1 medium apple, finely chopped and divided
1/4 cup milk

Preheat waffle iron. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix eggs with sugar. Add to the dry mixture (note that at this stage, the mixture will be very dry). Fold in the pumpkin and half of the chopped apple. Add milk. Combine all into a thick, moist batter. Add batter to prepared waffle iron—about 1/4 cup batter per 4-inch waffle—and cook until waffles are done. Use remaining chopped apple to garnish cooked waffles. Top with maple syrup (we used sugar-free). Makes about six 4-inch waffles. (Source: Recipe appeared as “Coach Nicole’s Pumpkin & Apple Waffles” in recipes.sparkpeople.com)

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