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From the South to the Mouth

corn fritters and tangy cucumber salad (39)

  I can’t get the Low Country out of my head- or my food.  Last night it was my turn to host book club.  This summer’s selection was Kitchen House by Katherine Grissom.  Excellent read, set in the Post-Revoluntionary war South. Still riding on the memory of […]

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Chocolate Pudding (D)

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This recipe belongs in a chocolate’s greatest hits collection. It’s smooth, rich, creamy, and comforting. It was love at first spoonful when we first had it at the Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. Determined to make it myself, I gladly bought the cookbook and slightly adapted the […]

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Savory Cheese French Toast (D)

parmesan french toast

Savory French toast…perfect for when you’re craving breakfast-for-dinner, or breakfast for lunch, or breakfast for breakfast… or whenever.  Top with fried or poached eggs, and Tomato Jam for extra flavor. 6 1” slices challah bread 1/4 c. your choice of mustard 1 c. lowfat milk 3 eggs […]

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Smoked Trout Brunch Quichecake

Another option for brunch that presents those familiar brunchy flavors of smoked fish, cream cheese in a savory cheesecake form….sounds strange I know- but it is really good, especially with a few spoonfuls of the Really Rad Red Relish . 1 sleeve ritz-type crackers, crushed million mortgagesborrower […]

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Pimento Cheese Shmear Y’all….! (D)

shmear

They call pimento cheese the pate of the South. This Northern version adds cream cheese and a kosher dill to make it a great shmear for your bagel. 6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1 […]

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Pot Roast

pot roast

This is my version of Yankee Pot Roast. It’s a great one pot meal, and just the thing to curl yourself around on a cold and dreary winter’s eve. 2 tbsp. canola oil nopros.eu/index/ 1 3lb. chuck roast Salt and pepper 2 cups vegetable or beef stock […]

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Cheddar & Tomato Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwich

tomato-jam

Cut these trumped up grilled cheese sandwiches into quarters and serve as an appetizer, or scarf one down all for yourself. The tomato jam goes great with sausages and sauerkraut on a crusty hoagie roll. 3 medium sized tomatoes, cored and stemmed east personal loans uk 1tbsp. […]

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Pomodori Al Forno (p)

tomatoes al forno

On a cheese plate these flavorful tomatoes are well placed. ½ c. + ½ c. extra-virgin olive oil 2 lbs. fresh ripe tomatoes (4-5) 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt 2 garlic cloves, minced payday loans market  Heat oven to 250F. Pour 1/2 […]

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Nutella-Mascarpone Stuffed ChocolateChip Bread Pudding (D)

chocolate bread pudding

You know those times when you just need something warm, comforting, and CHOCOLATE? Need it like you need oxygen or sleep. Well here it is. It’s over-the-top, but that’s ok, because so is the overwhelming need for chocolate.   good credit history 1 large egg challah, cut […]

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Smoked Fish Hash (D)

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This is a hearty smoked fish and potatoes brunch dish. Serve with a dollop of horseradish-caper sour cream for even more flavor. Or if you prefer: one cup of sour cream mixed in with ¼ cup freshly snipped dill. 2 tbsp. butter1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
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