Archive for April, 2009

Wednesday, 29 April, 2009

Pizza with Goat Cheese, Chicken, Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach

“Vish ish awshoum!”

These are the words that came out of my husband’s mouth tonight as he ate his slice of pizza.

Have I mentioned that my husband hates pizza?

Well, my husband – he hates pizza. He has been known to call pizza “the torture food.” As in… “Honey, why don’t we order pizza tonight?” … “Oh great, the torture food.”

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Tuesday, 28 April, 2009

Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Just the smell of fresh basil makes me weak in the knees. Luckily, it’s not a treat reserved only for summertime in our house. For my birthday a couple years ago, my sweet hubby got my an AeroGarden. This thing is amazing – we grow enough basil to have pesto about every other week! I’m planning on doing a more detailed post about this nifty gadget, but for now, here is my pesto recipe.

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Monday, 27 April, 2009

Ground Beef Goodness

I found this excellent cookbook at a book fair recently called “The Meats Cookbook” – it’s from the early ’70s, published by Southern Living and Progressive Farmer. It is so much fun to look through – with instructions on how to cook every cut of meat you could possibly imagine! And the recipes are definitely old-fashioned! I found one that appealed to me, mainly because it combined two rather unusual ingredients: corn chips and hominy. Well, I souped it up a little bit with some extra veggies and some different kinds of cheese, and it turned out to be amazing.

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Wednesday, 22 April, 2009

Celebrating Earth Day with a Flower Pot Cake!

Happy Earth Day, dear readers!

In celebration of this special day, my hubby and I made a fun Flower Pot “Cake” – ain’t it purty? Okay, so you’re supposed to make it in an actual flower pot, but I thought it would be so much fun to be able to see all the pretty sedimentary layers of sweetness.

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Tuesday, 21 April, 2009

God Save the Queen

Scones 8

Today is Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday, and my mom and I decided to make some truly authentic English scones in celebration!

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Sunday, 19 April, 2009

Vidalia Victuals Contest

I’m so pleased, dear readers, to announce this interactive Vintage Victuals blog event.

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Saturday, 18 April, 2009

Italian Sausage Baked Ziti

Need a hearty dinner to bring to a friend? Need a dinner that freezes and travels well? Need a dinner you can make days ahead of time but still feed a crowd? This baked ziti is for you!

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Friday, 17 April, 2009

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies

After college, mom and her two best friends lived together in a one-bedroom apartment in Atlanta. The apartment came with 2 cats. None of them knew much about cooking, but they would make these cookies together from Kay’s grandmother’s special recipe.

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Thursday, 16 April, 2009

Chicken-n-Rice Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Pepper 1

Here’s a little number I made up on the go for a delicious and healthy weeknight supper. So you’ve seen Italian stuffed peppers, well what would an “American” version look like? Something like this. A creamy filling of chicken and rice crowned with a gooey dollop of white American cheese. It’s definitely a different combination of flavors, but they come together beautifully.

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Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

Amish Baked Oatmeal, with a Modern Twist

Baked Oatmeal

I always eat breakfast, every morning. You’ve got to. Mom says. But I usually eat it on the run.

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