Tag: Recipe

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I love tomatoes and one way I’ve grown to love them are in soups. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup can be thrown together in a matter of minutes.  This recipe is great for a quick lunch or a tasty side with dinner. CREAMY TOMATO BASIL SOUP 1 tablespoons butter 1 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoon fresh Basil,…

Out of Evaporated Milk?

If out of evaporated milk, use 1 1/2 cups of whole milk simmered down to 2/3 cup for every 5 ounce can of evaporated milk needed. Note: Make sure to watch carefully while heating milk, whisking occasionally to eliminate scorching. Evaporation takes about 15 minutes when warmed on medium to low heat.

Granny’s Cornbread Dressing

Thanksgiving is just two days away, Yippee! I thought I would share my Granny‘s Dressing recipe. I have great memories of her sitting in her moo moo at the kitchen table, chopping the vegetables and stirring the big bowl of moist crumbled corn bread. I still use her recipe every Thanksgiving.  Granny’s Cornbread Dressing  1 pan of…

Granny’s Candied Yams

Which do you traditionally serve at Thanksgiving dinner, sweet potatoes or yams?  Or are you like me and assumed they were the same thing. According to an online article* from the Library of Congress: Question: What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Answer: Although yams and sweet potatoes are both angiosperms (flowering plants),…

Peggy’s Sweet Potato Casserole

My late mother-in-law, Peggy Tew made this casserole for Thanksgiving dinner each year. It’s a tradition we still carry on today. It is rich enough to eat for dessert too…yum! Enjoy. Sweet Potato Casserole 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup milk ½ cup margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon butter Topping:…

Sunday Biscuits

Sunday mornings, we traditionally have biscuits with jam, gravy or syrup. Here is my family’s favorite biscuit recipe: 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 3 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup of salted butter 1 cup of milk 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a medium size bowl, cut…

Cornbread and Milk

I’m not sure if it is just a southern thing but I know several people from my granny’s generation who enjoys cornbread and milk. I have memories of her crumbling leftover cornbread into a cup and pouring what she called “sweet milk” over it. “Sweet milk” is whole milk. Buttermilk was regularly drank in her household…

Apple Peanut Salad

I have memories of my mom serving Apple Peanut Salad as a side at dinner time. It compliments any main course, especially one that pairs well with a slaw. This salad also makes a great mid-afternoon snack. Here is all you need: 4 Red Delicious Apples (cored and chopped) 1/4 Cup Peanuts (chopped) 2  Tablespoons…

Tea Cakes in a Cookie Jar

I have memories from when I was a little girl, anticipating the moment when my great grandma Wright would allow me to climb up to get the cookie jar. It was usually kept on top of the kitchen hutch, and I would carefully climb up on the tall stool next to kitchen window air conditioner.…

Out of Cake Flour?

If out of cake flour, use 1 cup all-purpose flour, minus 2 tablespoons of flour and replacing it with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch for every 1 cup cake flour needed. Sift together before adding before adding to other ingredients in recipe.