Archive for April, 2009

Ole Settlers Bake Beans

Ole Settlers Bake Beans

Nany makes the best baked beans.  This recipe is one I remember from my youth when Nany would make it for those larger than life family picnics.  You know the ones where relatives come from all over and you forgot about them until they arrived?  Those picnics.  Nany would fry the chicken, make the potato […]

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Melons!

Melons!

I caught a glimpse of a few very small melons this week at the market. Here comes the entire meals made of fresh fruit! I cannot wait. Nothing beats a spoon and a half of a melon. This recipe is good for those vegetarian requests I have been getting. I didn’t forget about you! Melon […]

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Janet’s Gateau

Janet's Gateau

I found a fabulous cook book from the 1960’s that Dinah Shore put together by gathering recipes from her celebrities friends. It is an engaging read as she printed each recipe as the celeb wrote it–complete with comments, letterhead and personal messages to Dinah. I do love reading and rereading this book. Today I am […]

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Beet It!

Beet It!

I recently fell in love with beets.  Although I have been eating pickled eggs my entire life, I just found love for the beets!  My favorite is eating them roasted.  I love the multiple colors on my plate–orange, purple and red.  You can find them year round but their season is truly June to October.  […]

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Sea Foam Frosting

Sea Foam Frosting

I got a request today for a “light frosting that would accompany carrot cake”.  Most of you, I feel certain, use cream cheese frosting for your carrot cake.  It’s a delicious combination that reinforces the rule of only one of the two should be super sweet–cake or frosting.  But this recipe for Sea Foam frosting […]

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Now That’s a Nice Hawaiian Punch!

Now That's a Nice Hawaiian Punch!

I think all of us smelled summer right around the corner this weekend.  Most parts of the country were flooded with sunshine and warm air.  I smelled the wicked scent of grills lighting and heard laughter from yards all around me.  Let’s get ready for a great summer of delicious food, drink and friends.  This […]

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That’s a Crock…of Pot

That's a Crock...of Pot

Ahhhh.  The Crock Pot.  The saving grace of 70’s housewives.  I remember saving my money and getting a little financial help from Nany to buy my mother her first Crock Pot for Mother’s Day.  I bought it at a small department store on the square in my hometown.  To this day, I can recall going […]

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