August 2012

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

August 30, 2012
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Time for some ice cream! I had to get in another batch before summer is over. I cannot believe how quickly summer went by. It seems like yesterday when I was preparing for the season in the garden. Soon the hot days will transition to cooler ones when fall begins. Until then, the days are […]

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Shortbread Cookies

August 28, 2012
Shortbread Cookies

Sometimes you just want a simple cookie. At least I know I do. A change of pace from all chips, nuts, oats, and fruit is nice. A basic cookie with a buttery flavor is good for any occasion. I had the craving for a simple cookie recently. I wanted something like shortbread but not as […]

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad for #SundaySupper

August 26, 2012
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

It is back to school time! For a lot of folks it means super busy time. There are all the extra-curricular activities and events that happen during the school year. Preparing a meal for the family in a time crunch can be a difficult task. Kids need to stay fueled up to handle all the […]

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Fried Okra

August 23, 2012
Fried Okra

Fried okra is a real southern treat. It is also one of my few times a year indulgences. I rarely fry food and usually do more grilling, roasting, or slow-simmering. But every now and then I break down and do some frying. One of those occasions is when okra is in season. As soon as […]

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Australian Wine Tasting at 15th Street Pizza

August 21, 2012
Wines featured in the Australian wine tasting at 15th Street Pizza

My favorite local pizza place had another wine tasting. 15th Street Pizza really does a fantastic job with their wine events. They started a series where we travel the world through wines. The travelers are given a wine passport. There is a stamp for each event and a special gift after a certain number of […]

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Shrimp Salad With Lemon Tarragon Dressing for #SundaySupper

August 19, 2012
Shrimp Salad With Lemon Tarragon Dressing

Wine pairs perfectly with Sunday Supper. It is as much a part of the meal as anything else. I like to sip wine as I am cooking. Chop, slice, sip, sear, stir, sip. Enough S’s there for you? Say that 10 times fast. Anyway, wine is also an ingredient in many of the recipes I […]

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Announcing ZipList Featured Partnership

August 17, 2012
Magnolia Days Logo

Great news! Magnolia Days is now a ZipList Featured Partner. What is ZipList? It is an incredible online tool that puts your shopping list, recipes, and coupons all in one place. They all work together too. And it is free! Plus they have free mobile apps. Best part is you can save recipes you find […]

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Salmon Patties for #CookedInTranslation

August 15, 2012
Salmon Patties

What is your idea of fish cakes? The Cooked In Translation group is featuring fish cakes for August. Have you heard of the group? Every month a host picks an authentic ethnic recipe. The group shares recipes of their interpretation based on their heritage or culinary traditions. Salmon patties were the fish cakes I had […]

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Onion and Chorizo Quiche #CookForJulia Guest Post at Family Foodie

August 13, 2012
Onion and Chorizo Quiche

Julia Child has recipes for cooks of all skill levels. Her cookbooks have more than recipes. They are filled with a wealth of information. I have learned new techniques by cooking her recipes lately. It has been a fun experience participating in PBS Food’s #CookForJulia event. It is exciting to see how Julia’s 100th birthday […]

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Breakfast Wraps for #SundaySupper

August 12, 2012
Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast wraps

How about a nice, quick hot breakfast? Quick as in two minutes. Yes, two minutes. With a little advance cooking on the weekend, you can have a hot and tasty breakfast during the week in a flash. Bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast wraps are frozen and then reheated in the microwave. That’s right, hit the […]

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