September 2012

Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce for #SundaySupper

September 30, 2012
Roasted shrimp with chili-lime sauce

Hooray for a short list of ingredients! I’m sure you feel that way sometimes when searching for something to cook. I have those times too. It is usually on a very busy day or when the pantry is bare. There are the times I entertain too. Preparing a spread of food for guests sure can […]

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Asian Dressing – Guest Post at Cookistry

September 28, 2012
Asian Dressing With Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Salad dressings are very simple to make. I prefer them over store-bought any day. The flavors seem better and I can easily adjust it to my taste. More garlicky? No problem. Toss in another clove. More vinegar-y? Splash in extra vinegar. Making Mediterranean? Use red wine vinegar. Flavors of the Orient? Make Asian dressing with […]

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German Chocolate Cake

September 27, 2012
German Chocolate Cake

What a great big cake! It was so tall, the cover for my cake plate was too short. I had to tape the cover from my Tupperware cake taker to the stand in order to take it to my mom’s house. We were celebrating my brother’s birthday and this is his favorite cake. I have […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

September 25, 2012
Slow Cooker Beef Goulash Served Over Noodles

The cooler fall temperatures are making me crave soups and stews. Slow simmered hearty dishes like beef goulash fit well with the season. I have made goulash before in a soup pot and wanted to cook it in a dutch oven or slow cooker. It was on my to-do list for a while. Then the […]

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Apple Strudel for #SundaySupper

September 23, 2012
Apple Strudel With Vanilla Sauce

Fall is here and that means apple season! What a sheer pleasure to bite into a crisp, juicy, fresh picked apple. The markets are filled with them and many go apple picking. What to do with the harvest? Bake, of course. What is my favorite baked apple dessert? Apple strudel made using a recipe from […]

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Fall Gardening Tips and Remembering Summer

September 20, 2012
Swamp Hibiscus

Summer has come to an end. Autumn officially starts on Saturday, September 22, 2012. It was a hot and dry summer for my area. Drought conditions caused a tough season for plants, trees, and lawns. Rainfall is about 7 inches below normal for the year to date. Thanks to some preparation and a lot of […]

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Rainbow Carrots With Cilantro Chile Drizzle

September 18, 2012
Rainbow Carrots With Cilantro Chile Drizzle

I have been on a spicy food kick lately. More Mexican-spicy to be specific. It started with having a build your own taco or burrito bar for movie night. Next came celebrating Mexican Independence Day with Carne Asada. The craving had not been totally satisfied and I looked for more recipes. The Gardner & The […]

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Carne Asada for #SundaySupper

September 16, 2012
Carne Asada

Happy Mexican Independence Day! The Sunday Supper team is celebrating by sharing Mexican and Mexican-inspired recipes. I have been looking forward to this event as soon as it was announced. It gave me the perfect opportunity to make one of my favorite Mexican dishes, Carne Asada. It is what I order most often at a […]

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Walnut Cream Cheese Cookies

September 14, 2012
Walnut Cream Cheese Cookies

Martha Stewart made these cookies for me. Well, that might be stretching it a little lot. It is more like Martha’s team arranged for these cookies to be made for me at her book signing (okay, okay…me and a few other people). It was an interesting experience for sure. It was the first time I […]

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Zucchini Spice Cake for #BundtaMonth

September 12, 2012
Zucchini Spice Cake

Can you remember when you first had a bundt cake? It was ages and ages ago for me (back when I was a kid). It was also one of the first cakes I ever baked. Back then it was with a cake mix specifically for a bundt pan. I remember going to the store with […]

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