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9 02, 2014

Pecan Pie Cookies (Recipe)


The original recipe is from the book entitled The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livia J. Washburn. See the Cooking Blog tab to walk through the story behind these cookies. Servings:  Makes 40-48 cookies, depending on size. Ingredients Cookie Dough 3 eggs 1 1/2 stick butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt Pecan Pie Filling ...[ get the full recipe ]

31 12, 2013

Cucina Rustica’s Ricotta & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

2023-03-02T18:03:44+00:00Restaurants & Travel|

Recently, I had the opportunity to eat at Cucina Rustica ("CR") in downtown LA.  It is at the corner of Wilshire and Figueroa (888 Wilshire Blvd.).  CR offers a warm atmosphere and a cozy bar downstairs with food and great happy hour wine deals.  Try the thin-crust Vulcano pizza with pepporoni, sausage, and sliced, fresh jalapenos ...[ get the full recipe ]

26 10, 2013

Cornbread Blog Party—The Winners!

2023-01-17T16:39:54+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Tasting Parties|

Well it is time to announce the winners of the Southern Cornbread Blog Party.  We tasted 4 recipes for Southern Cornbread.  Of course, we had plenty of real butter to slather on the cornbread.  While J and I try to reach a balance in our eating overall (J often achieves that balance better than I do), ...[ get the full recipe ]

26 10, 2013

Cornbread with Sour Cream and Butter (Recipe)


Adapted from a Food Network Magazine recipe This cornbread is second from the left in the photo. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 cup sour cream 2 Tbsp butter Instructions Preheat ...[ get the full recipe ]

26 10, 2013

Southern Cornbread with Buttermilk & Bacon Drippings! (Recipe)


Adapted from a Test Kitchen recipe This cornbread is shown on the right in the photo.  It was cooked in a buttered dish, but it would be great cooked in a cast iron skillet too. Ingredients 4 tsp. bacon drippings (Fry 4 thick slices of bacon and reserve the drippings.) 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 ...[ get the full recipe ]

24 10, 2013

Southern Cornbread Blog Party!

2023-01-15T20:49:05+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Tasting Parties|

The Southern Cornbread Blog Party was a big success.  We asked our guests to bring their favorite dishes that go with cornbread.  That resulted in an awesome dinner.  We had two types of fantastic chili, a yummy casserole, delicious chicken and sausage gumbo with rice, pork shoulder simmered with salsa verde, and creamy pinto ...[ get the full recipe ]

15 10, 2013

Time for the Next Blog Party—Southern Cornbread

2023-01-16T17:26:48+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Tasting Parties|

It is time for the next blog party---Monday, October 21, 2013!   I had originally planned for this party to feature homemade pasta, but with fall rapidly approaching (already here according to the calendar), we decided it was time for true, Southern comfort food.  Therefore, we are returning to our Southern roots and will be tasting ...[ get the full recipe ]

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