Tuna Melt Canapes

My mother and father had many military functions to attend when I was growing up, and my sister and I enjoyed watching our parents dress the part. Dad in his military whites and mother in her gowns and jewelry, the 60’s had enjoyable fashion moments. On these special nights, my mother made it meaningful for…

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White Chocolate Cashew Pie

Pastry Chef Joe Trull created this recipe while working as Emeril Lagasse’s pastry chef. He and his wife now own Grits & Groceries in South Carolina. White Chocolate Cashew Pie Ingredients 1 nine-inch pie shell 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract…

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Tuna Ceviche topped with Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients: Ceviche 1/2 lb sushi-grade tuna, cubed 1 avocado, cubed 1 T chili sauce 1 t cumin 1 T lime juice 1 T cilantro, chopped Red Pepper Sauce 1 roasted red pepper, peeled 4 garlic cloves 5 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T lemon juice 3 T honey 1/2 t cayenne pepper 1/2 t…

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Stout Beer Mustard

Makes 1 1/2 Cups Ingredients: 1/2 cup black or brown mustard seeds 1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds 1 cup stout 1 cup dry mustard powder (such as Coleman’s) 1 cup water 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Preparation: In a glass container,…

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Spiced Fried Chicken with Yucca Salad

This Fried Chicken with Yucca Salad takes its flavor cues from the traditions of soul food. The chicken gets cooked twice, first in coconut milk and then in peanut oil. Paired with a flavorful yucca salad, this is a delicious and impressive meal to share with your friends and family. Serves 6 For the chicken: Ingredients:…

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Po Boy, Food Is Love

  Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Po-Boy Recipe by: Food Is Love INGREDIENTS Shrimp (Medium, Shelled & Deveined, approx 5 per sandwich) Bacon (half cooked) BBQ Sauce (recipe at bottom) Sub Rolls Boston Lettuce (or your choice of a crispy fresh lettuce) Tomato (meaty) 1 cup Smoky Mayo (recipe at bottom)*BBQ Sauce Ingredients* 2 cups Ketchup 1/2…

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New Orleans Hurricane

Ingredients: 12 ounces light rum 12 ounces dark rum 10 ounces grenadine, or passion fruit syrup 10 ounces fresh orange juice 10 ounces sour mix, or fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons super fine sugar, or more to taste 1 large orange, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a tall pitcher…

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Golden Brussels Sprouts

This is a beautiful recipe for a sprout that does not get enough attention. It really isn’t so much a recipe, as it takes a few ingredients and little time, making it a perfect run to veggie 1-2 nights a week! You will end up with a vibrant, tender sprout which will become crusty and…

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Chicken Tortilla Pie

Photo: BettyCrocker.com This is a Yummy quick pie to put together when at the beach, for the teens to heat up, or as a comfort casserole dish! I often make this spicy chicken pie using rotisserie chicken, especially if I really need to cut the time. Browned ground beef or turkey can also be used…

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Onion Soup – From Chef Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene

8 servings 6 large Spanish-style onions 6 Tbsp. whole butter 1 cup sherry 1 cup white wine 4 cups chicken stock 4 cups veal stock 8 slices French bread, toasted 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated Seasoning Packet, bound in cheesecloth: 4 thyme stems 1 bay leaf 8 black peppercorns Preparation: Peel and thinly slice onions….

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Plum-Basil Gin Fizz

1 drink Ingredients: 1 ripe plum, pitted, half diced and half sliced 5 large basil leaves 2 oz gin 1 oz simple syrup Seltzer, to top drink Lime wedge, for garnish Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced plum and basil leaves. Fill the shaker with ice; add the gin & simple syrup. Place on the shaker…

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Mexican Grilled Corn Epazote

I am a big fan of Mexican food, and when entertaining, love to cook up a Fiesta. This is an excellent recipe adapted from one I had seen on the TV show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate…on a stick! Epazote is a strong smelling herb, popular in traditional Mexican recipes.  This recipe is a…

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