Pasta/Pizza Seasoning

Pasta and Pizza Seasoning

1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. dried chervil
1/2 tsp salt
red pepper flakes to taste

Stir all ingredients together and store in a small, airtight container.  Sprinkle into any pasta dish as it is cooking or into any pasta sauce.  Delicious to serve, at the table, to sprinkle over the completed dish.  Stir into grated parmesan cheese (1 part seasoning to 5 parts cheese) to make a delicious pizza sprinkle.  Yum.  I usually add a little extra oregano into the seasoning when I’m using it for pizza, but I have an obsession with oregano on pizza, so take my advice with a grain of salt.  Or a clove or garlic.  Whatever.

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins from Sweet Savory Southern
Easy and tasty, but also lowfat and loaded with fiber. The buttermilk gives a subtle tang and the tops are nice and crusty. If you’re in a hurry, the buttermilk and oatmeal can soak in the fridge together overnight, to eliminate the 15 minutes soaking time in the morning.
These would be good with lots of other adaptations, too. I’m not sure that the chocolate adds a whole lot, but cinnamon would be good or your favorite dried fruit or toasted nuts. Would be nice with some mashed or chopped banana, as well.