Sausage & Cheddar Strata with Spinach

Today is a special day as 12 bloggers from our Virtual Potluck team (past and present), have come together to support one of our own, Donna Currie of Cookistry, who just published her first cookbook with Taunton Press called Make Ahead Bread. Donna is on a roll (pun intended) and has the most awesome giveaways…

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Halloween Muffins

  Contributor: Sarah Robertson It’s October and for me that means holiday baking season has officially started. Canned pumpkin seems to literally leap into my grocery cart this time of year.  Tired of being lonely and forgotten on the shelves, it is ready to be the star in my baked confections once again. Canned pumpkin…

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King Cake History & Recipe

In the United States, Carnival is traditionally observed in the Southeastern region of the country, particularly in New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama, and King Cake is associated with a number of celebrations, beginning during the Christmas season for the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night (a celebration of the visit of the three wise…

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Best Southern Cornbread You Will Ever Eat!

  If you are looking for a delicious and truly Southern cornbread recipe, this is it! It is the best cornbread you’ll ever eat, because it’s my Dad’s! With no wheat, flour or sugar, baked in a sizzling hot cast iron skillet seasoned with bacon fat for that golden brown crust, it is truly a…

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Fail-Proof Tart Pastry Dough From Tate’s Bake Shop

The first time I saw Tate’s Bake Shop was on a Food Network Show with Ina Garten. She visited with owner Kathleen King and toured the baking facility, creating and sharing a delectable cookie recipe at the end of the episode. Located in a quaint building in the Hampton’s, I knew after seeing Tate’s Bake…

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Emeril’s Sopressata & Genoa Salami Calzone

This post is my fourth in the #SeriousSandwich cookalong to celebrate the publication of Emeril Lagasse’s “Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor” (Morrow, $24.99) released today, Tuesday October 16, 2012. You can view my other delicious sandwich recipes here, here, and here. 

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Sourdough Bread & Rustic Sourdough Spinach Strata

When I think of Sourdough Bread, I think of San Francisco, my travels there, and eating warm clam chowder out of a bread bowl at Fisherman’s Wharf. But, when King Arther Flour sent a box of goodies to my door, followed by another box of goodies from Original Red Star Yeast, I almost fainted from…

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Sun-dried Tomato, Kalamata Olive and Basil Pesto Focaccia

Now could not be a better time to take the ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’ with Virtual Potluck, and reevaluate the brands you are using in your kitchen. California Olive Ranch (COR) and Bob’s Red Mill (BRM) have teamed up with Virtual Potluck in January, to bring you the healthiest and most delicious recipes…

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One-Pot Wonders: Skillet Strata

I wrote my first post on Bouillabaisse for the Emeril Lagasse, One-Pot Wonder Bloggers Party, while in Pensacola with my husband who was on call.  Last weekend, we traveled the area and stopped by some of my favorite farmer’s markets, and also as paid a visit to Mary and Paul, owners and cheese makers of…

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Mini Carolina Biscuits

  Called Carolina Biscuits by some, these are the kind of Southern hors d’oeuvre that rapidly disappears. Without a doubt, these are the flakiest, richest and tastiest biscuits of all time, and they melt in the mouth like butter! They are best served warm, or at room temperature. Use your food processor to make this…

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MeMaw’s Southern Biscuits

  My grandmother Lillie, AKA MeMaw, was the sweetest, kindest, most gentle soul in the world. She loved to cook, bake, and was the best biscuit and pound cake maker on the planet.When she would visit, I would awaken to the billowing smells of bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy and coffee coming from our kitchen. MeMaw always…

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Bleu Cheese Biscuits

20 biscuits Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon soda 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup blue cheese 1 tablespoon chives 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons melted butter Preparation: Preheat oven to 450°. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with your fingertips until it resembles coarse…

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