Category: Food

Havarti Cheese: Great Butter Cheese for Me

Havarti Cheese I just love cheese. I could eat it every day however, I keep it in strict moderation. Or otherwise, I would turn into a big round happy mouse. While most people struggle to control sugar cravings, for me cheese is more of a weakness and hard for me to pass up. I just Read More

Cornbread

Cornbread is an American favorite especially in most southern states.  It has come from humble beginnings, such as the “Hoe Cake” and gone on to grace many tables as the “Corn Soufflé”.  Native Americans taught the early Settlers how to ground corn into meal and flour for cooking and so corn became a major food Read More

Collard Greens

Collard greens are said to be a prehistoric plant that date back to the dinosaurs. Ancient Greeks cultivated collard green producing several different varieties including the modern green with the large leaves and stalks with a mild flavor.  The collard green is from the cabbage family and is a close kin of kale.  Collard greens Read More

Hoppin’ John

A delicious southern stew that is a traditional dish served on New Year’s Day, cooks from start to finish: 1 hour. Makes 20 servings. Ingredients:2 smoked turkey thighs, skin removed1 quart low-sodium chicken stock1 pound black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed4 cups freshly steamed white rice1 cup green onion, chopped1 cup red onion, chopped2 tablespoons Read More

Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli is a creamy comfort food that is sure to satisfy.  This recipe serves 4 – 6 servings and takes only about an hour to prepare. Ingredients: • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil• 1 medium onion, chopped• 3 clove(s) garlic, minced• Coarse salt• Ground pepper• 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme or oregano• 1 can(s) (28-ounce) Read More

Avocado’s Guacamole

I love avocados. It is a special fruit that does not get enough attention I believe. It is a super-food that has many health benefits. It consists of twenty different essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs to stay healthy. It is mostly composed of Vitamin K which helps prevent heart disease and maintains Read More

Banana Pudding

Ingredients: To make the creamy Banana Pudding’s filling, you will need the following: 3 – cups of Milk 1/4 – cup of All Purpose Flour 1 – teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 1 – box of Vanilla Wafers 1/2 – cup of Sugar 3 – Eggs, separated 4-6 – ripe Bananas, sliced    For the Meringue Read More

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (May 15th)

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day…I am celebrating it by baking up a double batch of my favorite Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  I know when I think of chocolate chip cookies I think specifically of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies.  I wondered what was the significance of Toll House in relation to Nestle Read More

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are America’s favorite desert or at least in my opinion.  The chocolate itself is a healthy ingredient that has some health benefits especially if the chocolate used is high in cacao (at least 70%).  The cacao acts like a disease fighting bullet and is full of flavonoids and theobromine. I love this Read More

Drinking of the Spirits

The holidays are behind us and most people are finding that they really enjoyed the festive liquors of the season and want to share some of that festive drinking throughout the year but are unsure of what to buy. There is a difference to the taste and quality in the liquors and will define whether Read More

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