LENTIL SOUP: A ONE-POT RECIPE

By |2021-06-01T16:22:32-04:00October 13, 2019|Cooking|

This one pot recipe for lentil soup might be the best ever!

I do not know where it comes from…so apologies to the author for no credit. Really, I can’t remember how I came upon it about year ago. But everything goes in ONE POT!

No browning the onions first, no garlic slowly simmered. Just chop the ingredients, measure the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and put it all into the pot.

 

LENTIL SOUP: A ONE-POT RECIPE
 
 
If you’re not crazy about the tarteness of vinegar, then go easy on the white balsamic here. I like Colavita..and like the full amount! But you can always add it in.
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2-3 quarts
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups French green lentils
  • […]

DEVILED EGGS: YES OR NO?

By |2021-06-02T19:59:40-04:00September 29, 2019|Cooking|

How do you feel about deviled eggs? Yes or no?

The term “deviled” was originally used in the States back in the mid 1800’s and referred to any food that was spicy. Over time, and certainly after WWII, the spice was dropped and the eggs became ubiquitous and popular everywhere. But there are, of course, many different ways of both preparing and serving them.

They are an absolute staple of Southern cooking and entertaining!

Living in the South for the past nine years I have certainly served my share of deviled eggs…and now have started to look for the plates made to serve them. No, I am not looking to make a huge collection;  a few fun and whimsical plates will do just fine.

When I spotted this cute plate at an antique store in Washington, N.C. a few days ago, I couldn’t resist!
How cute is this?

The next question might be: how do I like to make my eggs?

Split your eggs in half lengthwise (just in case you didn’t know this!)
I use Duke’s Mayonnaise: a Southern staple.
Mustard and sometimes chopped Cornichons.
Salt and pepper mixed in.

 

 

BANANA BLUEBERRY BREAD

By |2018-10-24T13:22:11-04:00October 21, 2018|8 McDowell, Cooking|

Banana Blueberry bread: are you hungry yet?

 

BANANA BLUEBERRY BREAD
 
 
Easy to make and oh so good. Freezes very well.
Author:
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 3 small loaves
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ ts. salt
  • 1½ c. blueberries, best if mixed with a little flour
Instructions
  1. Grease inside of pans you are going to use: I prefer small pans but you can certainly use 9×5 pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together by hand or with mixer
  4. […]

BEST EVER CRANBERRY SAUCE

By |2017-11-16T16:41:20-05:00November 16, 2017|Cooking, Food|

In lieu of Friday Flowers this week, I thought you all might like this recipe for Cranberry Sauce.. I’ve blogged about it before, but it is just THAT GOOD that you must see it again! And to all my new subscribers, or those passing through here, this is the BEST I have ever made. So take a look:
I  L- O- V- E  cranberry sauce.
But it must have the whole cranberries in it… none of the jellied stuff for me.
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 I found this recipe on Epicurious.com several years ago. This cranberry sauce is crunchy, tart, freezes well, and is always a huge hit at the table. It’s easy to make….once you find some cherry or black cherry cider. I did try the cranberry juice cocktail once but found it was too sweet and just didn’t have enough taste. The cherry cider, or juice, is perfect. Dried cherries are available in most specialty stores; they cost more than dried cranberries, but go for it as they make a huge difference.
First, to find the cranberries.
Fresh Market has them floating in a “bog”! What a great idea. So, I scooped up about a pound and took […]

SUMMER SOUP: SWEET CORN GAZPACHO

By |2017-08-27T17:48:07-04:00August 27, 2017|Cooking|

This is a good soup.
Very very good!

I’ve always loved cold soups in the summer: I have my old favorite stand-bys but am always looking for something new. Gazpacho has been a favorite in our house for years…so I immediately looked at this one.
Corn gazpacho?
YES YES YES

I just happened to see this in the July issue of House Beautiful. It is a recipe from
Lulu Powers Food to Flowers

She has entertaining and food ideas (for entertaining) in the book and also each month in House Beautiful. This is definitely a keeper so I printed it out and have it in my recipe collection book!

 

 

Here are the vegetables you will need:

Woops….forgot the cucumber in this photo!

 

And here we have a bowl sitting prettily at the dinner table:

 

 

We like gazpacho kind of chunky…but you could definitely give this a longer whirl to make smoother.

Here is the recipe to print out:

SUMMER SOUP: […]

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

By |2017-03-05T17:20:20-05:00March 5, 2017|Cooking|

These Blueberry Muffins were first seen at the original Jordan Marsh store in downtown Boston.

I’ve tried making many, oh so many, blueberry muffin recipes. Some work; some not so great. Then this recipe surfaced and made the rounds on Facebook a few months ago, so I took a look. And finally I made it.

YES!

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
 
 
Author:
Recipe type: Bakery
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ c softened butter
  • 1¼ c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ c milk
  • 2 c blueberries
  • 3 tsp. sugar
[…]
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