Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jalapeno Avocado Sauce

The avocados in here cool down the heat of the jalapeno. This is a great dipping sauce or use it on baked potatoes for some heat. 1 ripe Avocado 1 small Onion, chopped 1 medium jalapeno pepper 1/4 cup fresh … Continue reading

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Black Walnut Chocolate Fudge

Another great recipe where I can use our own black walnuts. A candy thermometer is handy for this recipe. 2 cups Sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter 5 tablespoons Cocoa 2/3 cup whole Milk pinch of Sea Salt 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs Florentine

I try to get a dark leafy green veg into each meal. This recipe was created by me while staring into the fridge several mornings ago. We believe it has a lot of flavor and is a different dish for breakfast. … Continue reading

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Southern Corn Chowder

Okay, we’ve been fooled before about cool weather but it is supposed to be in the low 50’s on Friday night. What a better way to celebrate than to make some Corn Chowder and sit by a fire pit! 1/2 … Continue reading

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Toad in a Hole

The old saying is that Scottish cooking was based on a dare, (think Haggis , which I love!) I believe English cooking has some translation difficulties when going from Olde Englishe to modern English. Toad in a Hole, I mean, really???  I … Continue reading

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Bratwurst Sausage in Beer

Another great dish for tailgating or picnics. You can cook it in the crockpot over night then grill it right before serving! Great with Spicy Brown Mustard. 2 pounds Bratwurst or a sausage of your choice 2 (12 or more … Continue reading

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Zesty Italian Marinade

I am really trying to get away from products that have high fructose corn syrup as an ingredient. It is very difficult to marinades or salad dressings that aren’t swimming sugar. This is a highly favored marinade for beef or … Continue reading

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Chicken Hot Pot

This recipe can also be called cleaning out the fridge for a Sunday Supper. I used whatever I had fresh veggies I had left in the fridge. I believe chicken makes a great base for anything as how could I go wrong? … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Ohhh. Another Christmas gift of mine for friends and family. Pretty funny I think because  made Christmas cookies in college that we could not even feed to the birds! 2/3 cup Butter 2/3 cup packed Brown Sugar 2 large Eggs … Continue reading

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Mom’s Red Velvet Cake

Okay, another family story. LOL! Back in late 1960’s and early 1970’s, my mom loved to go on bus trips to NYC to see Broadway shows. On one trip her group of ladies went to a well-known NYC restaurant. I think it … Continue reading

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