Goat Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 3 oz butter or goat butter if you can find, cubed and softened 3 oz very fresh goat cheese (chevre) softened, like Belle Chevre 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (I used homemade – so not quite as fluffy. Use less if using store bought) pinch of sea salt Preparation: Mix well and serve with…

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Tomato Jam

Ingredients: 2.5 lbs of mixed cherry tomatoes Juice of 1 meyer lemon Peel of 3 meyer lemons cut into thin strips with pith removed 1 cup of sugar pinch of sea salt Preparation: Cook tomatoes, lemon juice, lemon peel, sugar, and salt in a very heavy pot over medium high heat skimming foam from the…

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Warm Pound Cake

When my Grandmother came to visit us each summer, I would wake early to the incredible smells of biscuits, coffee, bacon and pound cake drifting up the stairwell. It was such a pleasing aroma and rekindles a memory of her that puts a smile on my face with each whiff caught today of the same. Light…

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Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken

  Buttermilk Baked Chicken 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 cloves garlic, smashed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (3 pound) chicken cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry 2 cups crushed corn flakes 3/4…

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Whipped Cream Cake

This old-fashioned dessert comes from cookbook,”Rose’s Heavenly Cakes” and contains no butter or oil. Instead, whipped cream gives the cake its melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle floral flavor. Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray with flour 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled 3 large eggs, room…

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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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