From the Recipe Box: Baked Cheese Grits

October 9, 2010

I love grits in almost any fashion; they are such a southern comfort food. I made dinner for my Book Club a couple of weeks ago and I served these with molasses grilled pork tenderloin. (Recipe given previously.) It was a great fall meal. Ingredients: 6 cups of water 1 ½ cups quick cooking grits […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

October 1, 2010

This sauce is delicious and decadent! If you like the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter combined, you will love this. Ingredients: 5 – 6 ounces good quality milk or semi-sweet chocolate (Guitard or Ghirardelli) ½ cup smooth peanut butter ¾ cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk This sauce is very easy […]

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From the Recipe Box: Molasses Grilled Pork Tenderloin

September 29, 2010

This recipe has the wonderful aroma and flavor of fall. Every time I have made this, it has been a great success. It is a great choice for a fall dinner party. I recommend pairing it with a hearty fall salad and baked cheese grits. Ingredients: ½ cup molasses ¼ cup coarse-grained Dijon mustard 2 […]

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From the Recipe Box: Breakfast Polenta with Chorizo and Queso Fresco

September 18, 2010

In celebration of Epicurious’s 15th birthday, here is my most recent favorite recipe from I made this in July when I was cleaning out the pantry and found a bag of polenta. I went to the website, searched for recipes with polenta and found this delicious meal. Even though the title is long, the […]

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From the Recipe Box: Carne Asada

September 12, 2010

I tried a new recipe last night that I have been wanting to try for a while – carne asada. It is a marinated, grilled steak usually served on tortillas. The best beef to use for this recipe is either flank steak or skirt steak. You will see many variations on the marinade for this […]

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From the Recipe Box: Sweet Red Pepper Soup

September 10, 2010

I have had this recipe for years and years. With only three ingredients, it is proof that some of the most delicious foods are the simplest to make. This recipe belongs to Jimmy Sneed and it was one of the most popular items on his menu at the famed Frog and The Redneck Restaurant. But […]

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A Boy and A Burger

September 8, 2010

Boys could eat burgers every day; in fact, they would be happy to do so. I know this because I am blessed with two carnivorous boys, so I try to appease their love of meat and make hamburgers at home a couple of times a month. I recommend using freshly ground organic beef for the […]

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From the Recipe Box: Fresh Pesto

August 29, 2010

It is time to make pesto! Your basil is probably quite abundant by now; it’s the perfect time to make this seasonal favorite. Fresh pesto tastes so much better than store bought. It will keep fresh in you refrigerator for 1 – 2 weeks or you can freeze it. Freeze it in ice cube trays […]

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From the Recipe Box: Cheap Dates

August 18, 2010

I have seen recipes for dates stuffed with parmesan cheese, blue cheese and cream cheese, but this recipe is different and delicious! I first enjoyed this appetizer years ago at a Sur la Table corporate function, so I will give them the credit for it. This recipe is a prime example that cooking doesn’t need […]

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National S’Mores Day – August 10th

August 9, 2010

My youngest child is away at camp. I miss his sweet face and his energy around the house. Camp makes me think of campfires…campfire songs…and s’mores. What is a trip to camp without s’mores? Did you know that August 10th is National S’Mores Day? A celebration of chocolate and melty marshmallow goodness all warm and […]

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