Archive for June, 2009

Monday, 29 June, 2009

My Best Banana Nut Bread

Banana-Nut Bread

Dear readers, this past weekend was my very first farmers market selling bread on our town square. It was so much fun! The whole experience was an all-around success. I made new friends, got to know some local farmers, and even traded a few loaves for some fresh produce for next week’s baked goods!

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Sunday, 28 June, 2009

Care Bears Cloud Cake

One of my very first cookbooks when I was a little girl was the Care Bears Party Cook Book. It had lots of kid-friendly recipes for fun and festive treats. To this day, I still make a dessert that is based on a recipe from this cookbook. It’s called Cloud Cake. I have included the original recipe and my simplified version below.

I usually make this light and easy dessert with just strawberries, but for the Fourth of July? Red White and Blue Cloud Cake just seemed right!

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Friday, 26 June, 2009

Slaw Dawgs!

What do you call it when you put cole slaw on a hot dog in Georgia? Well, a Slaw Dawg of course!!!

Okay, so maybe this isn’t a real “recipe” but come on – the pictures alone justify this post! Plus, I wanted to be sure to share with you my favorite way to cook hot dogs in time for the Fourth of July next weekend. So here are my Slaw Dawgs!

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Tuesday, 23 June, 2009

Hominy with Squash and Mushrooms

This dish was inspired by what I had on hand in my refrigerator and from a few different recipes I browsed recently online. We have so much squash these days from our own garden and from our CSA baskets, as well. But no one in our house is complaining – you’ve never tasted squash unless you’ve eaten it fresh from your garden – so sweet and fresh!

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Monday, 22 June, 2009

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Yes, dear readers, I know I just posted a recipe for peach cobbler a mere three days ago, but are you seriously complaining?? Peach cobbler is the best!! And this one is different – you’ll see . . .

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Sunday, 21 June, 2009

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Don’t you love that blueberry running down
my oh-so retro-foil muffin liner?
Try not to drool on your keyboard, kay?

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Saturday, 20 June, 2009

Rice with Mango Chutney

There are times, dear readers, when plain white rice is perfect. But there are other times when you need something a bit more . . . special! This rice is full of flavor. It is worthy of sitting next to your very best chicken or fish recipes, colorful and delicious.

And best of all? It’s extremely easy to make.

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Friday, 19 June, 2009

Proud to be a Georgia peach

It’s no mystery around here that I am a Georgia girl, through and through. One of the best things about being in my beautiful state at this time of year is PEACHES.

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Thursday, 18 June, 2009

Crispy Baked Chicken

I have to admit to you, dear readers, that there was a time when I was intimidated by the task of baking chicken. It seems so simple – put it in the oven until it’s done, right?

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2009

Sautéed Squash Medallions

Sometimes the best way to cook fresh veggies is the simplest. Just some olive oil and salt and pepper bring out the sweet and juicy flavor of fresh summer squash. Also, caramelizing veggies as you cook them – just bringing out the slightest browned color in them – will draw out their amazing natural sweetness. These simple sautéed squash medallions go down like candy, the perfect accompaniment for a light, summery meal.

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