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Pan Seared Dumplings
By July 30, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Pan Seared Dumplings

  This recipe is a huge hit in my home and has become part of our regular Friday night dinner. Pan Seared Dumplings are one of those complicated-looking dishes that we may enjoy at restaurants, but dare not tackle at home.  But, the truth is, they are super simple and incredible cheap to make.  Once […]

Posted in: Appetizers, Food, Recipes
Nanny’s Brown Sugar Meatloaf
By June 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Nanny’s Brown Sugar Meatloaf

  Meatloaf sometimes gets a bad wrap…usually because people have tried meatloaf prepared by people who don’t exactly know how to make it.  But meatloaf is a delicious comfort food that can be healthy-ish and super easy to make. My Grandmother’s Brown Sugar Meatloaf recipe is both sweet and savory and ultra moist! And when […]

Posted in: Food, Main Dish, Recipes
Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
By June 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

As a child, one of my absolute favorite dishes was my Grandmother’s meatloaf.  Of course, what helped make the dish so special was her brown sugar BBQ sauce.  It occurred to me recently that a sauce this good should not be  reserved strictly for meatloaf.  It has now become my all time favorite dipping sauce! […]

Posted in: Food, Recipes, Side Dish
Quick & Easy Coconut Cream Pie
By June 5, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Quick & Easy Coconut Cream Pie

There are two basic ways to make a Coconut Cream Pie and within the week we will bring you both recipes. The Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie has a cooked filling and requires a bit of time to prepare.  Today, I’m making a Quick and Easy Coconut Cream Pie that takes only minutes to make.

Posted in: Deserts, Food, Recipes
Super Moist Country White Bread (Breadmaker)
By May 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Super Moist Country White Bread (Breadmaker)

Simply delicious…both dense and fluffy at the same time.  You have the option of baking this in the breadmaker or pulling out the dough and baking it off in the oven.  While the order of ingredients does matter if you are using a time delay feature on your beadmaker, it really doesn’t matter much when […]

Posted in: Bakery, Food, Recipes
Formaggio al Forno
By May 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Formaggio al Forno

Contrary to popular believe, southerns do not limit their diet to grits and fried chicken.  The south has traditionally had dozens of major ports and has consistently been a major commercial center.  As the sailors and seaman from around the world came and went from our ports, they brought with them fabulous dishes from their […]

How To: Fix an Artichoke
By May 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

How To: Fix an Artichoke

We all pass by them at the grocery store or the farmers market – those weird spiking looking things that resemble a cross between a flower and a pinecone.  Few of us have ever eaten an artichoke and even fewer have ever tried to cook one.  But, with the right knowledge these unusual vegetables are […]

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World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
By May 19, 2012 6 Comments Read More →

World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The easiest and most foolproof cookie recipe you will ever find!   Difficulty: Easy * Preparation Time: 10 Min * Cook Time: 10 Min * Makes: 4-5 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking […]

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Making a Pretty Crust
By May 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Making a Pretty Crust

Place the crust in a a round dish and gently smooth the bottom and edges.  You can make your own crust or use a pre-made pie crust. With a sharp knife, slice away the excess crust that overhangs your dish.  The easiest and neatest way accomplish this is by pressing the side of your knife […]

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Gourmet Italian Grilled Cheese
By May 17, 2012 9 Comments Read More →

Gourmet Italian Grilled Cheese

Who says the kids should have all of the fun?  A grilled cheese sandwich is a childhood favorite we all love.  But this grownup version takes the classic into a whole new world!  And as part of our 5 Minute Meal series it makes a great end to a busy day!   Difficulty: Easy * […]

Summer Harvest Salad
By May 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Summer Harvest Salad

This delicious gourmet salad is part of our series on great 5 Minute Meals for the the busy workweek.  But, there is no need to reserve it simply for Monday thru Friday.  Bring it to your next potluck or serve it for a summer party.  No one will believe it only took you 5 minutes […]

12 Secrets to Shopping at Farmers Markets
By May 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

12 Secrets to Shopping at Farmers Markets

It is officially the beginning of Farmers Market season. With the unseasonably warm winter, many fruits and vegetables have hit their peak performance weeks ahead of schedule. If you are like me, you have been impatiently waiting on this unofficial start of the summer cooking season. Here are 12 secrets to making the most out […]

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