Archive for April, 2009

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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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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Tuesday, 14 April, 2009

Outrageously Moist Banana Bread

Banana Nut Bread (4)

Banana bread should be many things. It should be very banana-y. It should be a beautiful golden brown. It should be studded with toasty nuts or melty chocolate chunks. It should be fresh, flavorful . . . homey. Must most of all? Banana bread should be outrageously, unbelievably moist.

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Monday, 13 April, 2009

Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas 2

It’s Mexican night here at Vintage Victuals!
So, what’s on the menu, you ask?

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Sunday, 12 April, 2009

Fizzy Margaritas


What is better on a warm spring afternoon than a chilly, fizzy margarita???

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Saturday, 11 April, 2009

Summary of My Day

Many Mini Cupcakes 1

Ever wonder what it’s like to have 6 dozen mini-cupcakes on your kitchen counter? In addition to about 4 dozen cookies, 2 dozen mini lemon meringue pies, and 8 dozen mini-muffins?

Yeah, me neither!

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Friday, 10 April, 2009

Grilled Yellow Squash

Grilled Squash 1

Another veggie that screams “spring is here!” to me is yellow squash. We get all sorts of heirloom varieties of squash from our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)* farm, and it’s always an adventure trying to figure out how to cook them. But there’s nothing better than keepin’ it simple with some salt, pepper, and olive oil – and then letting the grill do its thang. Wonderfully sweet and smoky, these grilled slices of squash are the perfect side for any summer meal.

*No worries if you are not familiar with CSAs, because I will be doing a very detailed post on our very own CSA in May! We get baskets of fresh fruits and veggies from a local farm once a week all through the growing season. Look for a post around Mother’s Day – that’s when their harvesting season kicks off.

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Thursday, 9 April, 2009

Cheez-It Chicken

cheez-it chicken 1

As a southern girl, it is my right – nay, my duty – to use copious amounts of cheese in my cooking. For me, this is not a problem. At all. Not only is my favorite food macaroni and cheese, but I really am a very big fan of cheese all-around, as you can tell from the sheer number of posts on this blog that involve cheese.

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