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Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

April 15, 2014
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce | Magnolia Days

It all started with the pasta. Unusual shaped pasta caught my attention during a recent shopping trip. Any unique shape or color does it for me. This time it was long fusilli. I’ve only seen short ones until that moment. The bag went into my shopping cart in a split second. Then it sat in […]

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Ham, Turkey, and Cheddar Turnovers for #SundaySupper

April 13, 2014
Ham, Turkey and Cheddar Turnovers | Magnolia Days

Stuff it, roll it, or wrap it. That was the criteria behind the selection of a recipe. The possibilities seemed endless. Should there be an attempt at making homemade sushi for the first time? Or perhaps turn a favorite sandwich into a wrap? There are burritos, boliche (Cuban stuffed beef roast), Thai basil rolls, and […]

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Cuban Black Beans

April 10, 2014
Cuban Black Beans | Magnolia Days

Those are Cuban black beans in an Asian rice bowl. Yes, I had to put that out there at the beginning. The intention wasn’t to mix cultures. The beans do not have an Asian twist in any way. Color is the reason behind it. Red came to mind when I was determining the scheme of […]

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Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

April 8, 2014
Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing | Magnolia Days

Creamy means comfort to many people. It evokes good feelings or treasured memories of simple pleasures. You warm your soul by relishing every spoonful of a hot and creamy soup on a cold winter day. Each sublime bite of pasta covered in a cream sauce is savored as if it is heaven on a fork. […]

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Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich for #SundaySupper

April 6, 2014
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich | Magnolia Days

Pimento cheese is widely identified as being southern food. The interesting thing is that it did not start out that way. It was a delicacy for the rich because of expensive ingredients of cheese and imported Spanish peppers. Tea sandwiches made with it were served at high-class events across the nation. Once commercially made cheeses […]

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Slow-Cooker Cuban Pork

April 3, 2014
Slow-cooker Cuban Pork | Magnolia Days

An accumulation of citrus needed to be put to use. Extras were purchased to be included in photos. They do make great props and give a visual clue as to ingredients in the food. Letting the extras go to waste is not a good thing. The hunt for a recipe began. Flipping through a folder […]

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Orange Biscuits for #TwelveLoaves

April 1, 2014
Orange Biscuits | Magnolia Days

Flour, fat, and liquid are the only three things needed for a batch of fluffy biscuits. Well, that is when the flour is self-rising. Scoop out flour into a bowl, cut in the fat, and bind it together with liquid. Cut or shape then bake. It’s as easy as it sounds. The problem to share […]

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Lime Sugar Cookies for #SundaySupper

March 30, 2014
Lime Sugar Cookies | Magnolia Days

A tiny leaf emerges from a branch. Buds form and hold blossoms until they are ready to pop open. Spring brings and array of color against a background of green. Trees, plants, grass, and flowers come to life after winter dormancy. You go outside and feel warmth instead of brutal cold. The season is inspiring […]

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Turnip Green Soup

March 27, 2014
Turnip Green Soup | Magnolia Days

A ham bone was calling out from the freezer. It had been in there waiting to be used for flavoring a big pot of something. “Cook me now!” was a repeated whisper that turned into a scream. The only way to shut it up was to finally put it to use. Perhaps a batch of […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

March 25, 2014
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

People can be very passionate about food. So passionate, they will seek out like-minded cohorts to celebrate their favorites. Groups form and the next thing you know a declaration is made. One such group has declared March 25 as Chocolate Peanut Butter Day. Over 30 bloggers including myself came together for an event hosted by […]

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