Cheese and Onion Pie

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The other day, I was watching a British cooking show that featured Cheese and Onion Pie.  Who should walk in but the master taste tester!  He commented that his mother and grandmother used to make cheese and onion pie, and … Continue reading

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Carrot Apple Craisin Mini Muffins

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Today, we’re bracing for a winter storm.  You might think, so what?  In the deep south, however, it is a major event! I don’t think we’ll lose power like we do in hurricanes, which is a good thing.  While I’m … Continue reading

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Leftover Turkey Crêpes

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What does one do with leftover turkey?  Well, in our house, we do two things.  First, we boil the bones to make a rich broth, and then make turkey soup.  Second, we make turkey crêpes. I’ve been making turkey crêpes … Continue reading

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Tarte Flambée

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The other day, I had the luck of watching André Soltner make his tarte flambée in an episode of Julia Child:  Cooking with Master Chefs.  Tarte flambée is an Alsatian bacon and onion pizza. In the episode, Soltner explains that … Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

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For more years than I care to remember, I’ve taken sausage stuffed mushrooms to family gatherings.  Today’s Christmas gathering was no exception. I often wonder whether people are just being polite, or really like the mushrooms.  Based on how quickly … Continue reading

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Home Made Vanilla Extract

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Every year, Susan makes goodie baskets for her co-workers.  This year, she decided that she wanted to include a bottle of home made vanilla extract! We’ve both been using home made vanilla extract for a number of years in our … Continue reading

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Sausage Cheese Balls

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Tomorrow is the family before Christmas get-together.  I always take stuffed mushrooms (stay tuned!) which use, among other ingredients, a half pound of Jimmy Dean hot sausage.  For some reason, I thought it would be fun to use the other … Continue reading

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Caramels

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It’s that time of year again, when the kitchen swings into action to produce Christmas goodies.  This year, I thought it would be fun to make something that I’ve never made before – caramels!  For some reason, I thought that … Continue reading

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Halloween Push Pops

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For some time, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making push pop cakes.  I’ve had the containers, acrylic stand, and Wilton mini-whoopie pie pan (all ordered from Amazon.com) for some time.  Since yesterday was Halloween, I thought “what … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

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The other day, I made some meat sauce with a view that I’d make some lasagna.  I dragged my feet on making the lasagna, however, because I really don’t like the taste/texture of ricotta cheese.  But, what if I could … Continue reading

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