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December 31, 2017

This recipe has a slight escandalo!  This recipe is from Angel’s Aunt and Uncle who live in California.  We basically had to call in the ‘Senior Family Council’ to get clearance to share this recipe.  Angel has so many memories of eating these cookies at his Aunt and Uncle’s house.  He says there is always a container of sweets on top of the refrigerator and these cookies are a staple in the stash.  We hope you try this family...

November 22, 2017

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple.  Fresh cranberry sauce is a nice alternative to the congealed stuff in a can.  This cranberry sauce on a sandwich with some leftover turkey would be perfection.

 Ingredients:

12 oz fresh Cranberries

1 cup Sugar

1 Orange zested and juiced

1 tbsp water

Pinch of salt

Set aside ½ cup of cranberries and add the rest to a pot of on low heat along with the sugar, orange juice, orange zest, wate...

November 17, 2017

Focaccia is Italian for FANTASTIC….okay not really but if you try this recipe you will think so.  Focaccia is great with soup, pasta, as sandwich bread, dipped in oil/balsamic vinegar, etc.

Ingredients:

5 cups A/P Flour

1 tbsp Sugar

1 package active dry yeast

2 teaspoons Salt

Coarse Salt for topping

Italian Seasoning for topping

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 ¾ cup warm water

Start by waking up the yeast.  Add the warm water, sugar, and...

November 10, 2017

Okay so before you run from this drink WAIT!  I know there are some things you might not have heard of but I promise you can easily find these items.  Chamoy is a sauce/condiment made of pickled fruit.  It has a flavor similar to tamarind and it is also has a citrus zing.  Tajin is a powdered topping made of chile powder, lime flavor, and salt.  Tajin is great sprinkled over cucumbers.  You can find Chamoy and Tajin in the His...

November 4, 2017

As soon as it starts getting cold, I start craving vegetable soup.  My mom used to make this for us growing up and always accompanied it with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  For a great adult version of a PB&J use Chai Peanut Butter and Pepper Jelly.  There is also a secret ingredient *cough* KETCHUP *cough*.  Give this recipe a try and I bet it will become a cold weather tradition!

Mom’s Vegetable Soup

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October 27, 2017

Potato salad is a serious conversation starter in the South.  If you put 10 southern ladies in a room, I bet you will have 10 different potato salad recipes…. you may even have a few arguments.  Mine is a little different because I don’t use eggs, onions, or sweet relish; I use Cottage Lane Spicy Pepper Relish!

Not Yo’ Grandma’s Potato Salad

1 ½ LBS Red Potatoes chopped to bite size pieces

½ cup Mayo

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

2 t...

October 21, 2017

I decided to do this recipe because it had been so long since I’ve knocked the dust off the slow cooker.  Every home cook needs some slow cooker recipes where all you do is throw everything in and relax for a few hours.  I always make a double batch because I think it gets better with every reheating.

Burrito Bowl

1 onion diced

1 Green Bell Pepper diced

1 Jalapeno diced 

1 15 oz can Black Beans drained

1 cup Brown Rice

½ cup wat...

October 12, 2017

Funnel cakes are my favorite State Fair staples.  We live in Benson, NC and the NC State Fair is held in Raleigh. We always always always go to the fair just for the food. We get anything and everything we can get our hands on but when the fair goes away and we crave funnel cakes we follow this easy to do funnel cake recipe.  This awesome at-home version will not cost $5,000,000 and it will taste just as amazing!  It’s also da...

September 21, 2017

Making Fried Green Tomatoes reminds me of two things.  One is my top 5 favorite movies and the other is our visits to Charleston, SC.  You will find fried green tomatoes served tons of different ways in Charleston, SC; on a burger, on a grilled cheese, as an appetizer, on pizza, on top of a steak, in tacos, etc.!

Ingredients:

2 cups ap flour

1 cup medium white cornmeal

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

Pinch of cayenne

2...

September 15, 2017

While at a local farmer’s market I found some Gala and Granny Smith apples and it inspired me to make an Apple Tart.  This recipe is great for fall and will have the neighbors knocking on your door once they smell the apple cinnamon goodness.  You can substitute the fruit and use whatever is in season.  A great Summer recipe would be a mixed berry tart.  A tart is easier than a pie, there’s no crust that you need to roll out,...

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