June 2012

Turkey Salad With Pesto-Mayo

June 28, 2012
Turkey Salad With Pesto-Mayo

How often do you cook turkey? Is it something you only have at Thanksgiving or during the holidays? I cook it throughout the year. Turkey tenderloins, cutlets, necks (for stock), and the convenient freezer to oven whole ones by Butterball® or Jennie-O are made often. The great thing about cooking a whole turkey is the […]

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Pinto Beans and Some Awards

June 26, 2012
Pinto Beans

Southern food. It is something that has been a part of my whole life. I was born, raised, and I still live in the South. While I truly enjoy many cuisines, there will always be a special place in my heart (or rather stomach) for Southern food. One of my favorites is pinto beans. There […]

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Summer Gardening Tips and Flower Photos

June 21, 2012
Black-eyed Susan flower

Happy Summer! The official first day was yesterday (June 20th). The heat arrived early here in the south. It has been in the 80′s for the better part of the last few months. This week temperatures will go into the 90′s. Plants and flowers do need some care to thrive in the long, hot days […]

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Pesto with Basil and Fresh Herbs

June 19, 2012
Pesto

Pesto is one of the classic ways to use fresh basil. Summer would not be the same without it. I watch my basil plants grow and check each day to see if they are ready to harvest. I cannot get too eager and pick them early because I want to have plenty for a big […]

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Dad’s Cornbread for #FathersDay #SundaySupper

June 17, 2012
Cornbread

How are you celebrating Father’s Day? Until this year my family has gathered together over a good meal. Sometimes it has been at a restaurant and other times at home. This year is different. It is the first Father’s Day without my dad. He passed away last October after living a good long life of […]

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Crumb Cake

June 14, 2012
Crumb Cake

Afternoon cake and coffee. Oh yes! You know that sounds good. Or perhaps tea time? I do so enjoy a mid-day treat. Although I do not indulge in cake every day, it is nice to have it occasionally. One type of cake I like with coffee is crumb cake. It reminds me of the cakes […]

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Crockpot Pork Barbeque Sandwich

June 12, 2012
Crockpot Barbeque Pork Sandwich

Do you enjoy barbeque? I certainly do. It is something very common here in the South. What I call “true barbeque” is made by cooking it in a pit, a smoker, or with certain types of grill/smoker equipment. I do not have any of those. When I get the hankering for barbeque, I use my […]

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Pasta with Butter-Thyme Sauce for #SundaySupper

June 10, 2012
Pasta with Butter Thyme Sauce

Simple and fresh. What a wonderful theme for this week’s #SundaySupper. Although summer officially starts on June 20th, it seems like it has already arrived. I can see how a lot of folks would rather be outside enjoying the season than spending hours in the kitchen. Simple recipes make it easy to cook a good […]

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Biscoff Ice Cream

June 7, 2012
Biscoff Ice Cream

I jumped on the Biscoff Spread wagon. I have seen quite a lot of blog posts about it. There have been cookies, bars, krispie treats, pies, and much more made using this spread. My curiosity got the best of me and I bought a jar. One taste and I was hooked. Biscoff was spot on […]

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Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

June 5, 2012
Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

All Hail The Queen! The Holiday Recipe club is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60 year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign over England. The HRC has embraced holidays and celebrations from all over the world. Why limit to US holidays? I think international events are quite fun. It has given me the opportunity to […]

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