A great summer dinner idea

Asian 5 Spice Barbecued Pork Tenderloins with Mango Citrus Salsa and Scallion Frankie Wraps Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray Asian 5 Spice Barbecued Pork Tenderloins with Mango Citrus Salsa and Scallion Frankie Wraps Total Time: 40 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 25 min Yield:8...

Christmas Dinner Party, Italian Style

Menu: Cocktails and Antipasti platter Sausage bread Capponatta with water crackers Dinner: Roasted broccoli with garlic Penne pasta with bolognese sauce Spidini Tuscan bread with olive oil, cheese and oregano   Dessert: Espresso  sponge cake rounds with home...

Thanksgiving-Friendsgiving

Our children celebrate "Friendsgiving".  What a cool idea!  This year we're doing the same.  I am putting together the menu and thought I would share. Butternut Squash Bisque (Williams Sonoma base) Cranberry Relish Focaccia Bread stuffing (Williams...

Kifli

My late Aunt Karren shared this wonderful cookie recipe with me.  My Uncle Joe said it stole his heart when he received a batch!   6 c. flour 2 T. sugar 1/2 lb butter 1/2 lb crisco 1 c. sour cream 1 heaping tsp. baking powder Nut Filling** work dough until...

Menu Cards

I like to know what is in anything I am eating, so I thought I would print out menu cards for each day to let my cousins know what I had prepared.  They list the name of each item for breakfast and dinner. When I have guests, I think breakfast should have some...

Cannoli cream

This recipe can be used as a pastry cream for many recipes with or without the chocolate 1 quart half and half 3/4 c. granulated sugar 2 egg yolks broken 4" stick of cinnamon 2 pang unflavored gelatin dissolved in hot water put all ingredients into pan and stir until...

Pizzelli

Pizzelli are an Italian waffle cookie baked in a pizzelli iron.  They can be flavored with vanilla, lemon, orange or the traditional anise extract.  The batter can also have cocoa in it to make chocolate pizzelli.  I like to flavor them with vanilla and...

Peach Pie

South Carolina grows more peaches than any other state including Georgia.  I love seeing the peach groves in bloom in the Spring.  The pink blossoms are almost neon bright.  Best of all is the fruit.  Nothing like a fresh SC peach!  I decided...

Apricot pistachio biscotti

This recipe is a favorite of mine.  The 1 cup of apricots and pistachios can be substituted for  cranberry and walnuts or just walnuts.  Here is the recipe: 3 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 pound butter softened 1/3 cup vegetable oil juice of 1/2 lemon 1...

Cauliflower au gratin

Tonight I made this side dish with broiled salmon and steamed spinach from the garden... 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets boiled firm pour into a casserole dish Cheese mix:  2 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of flour in a saucepan...thicken...add...

Apple Crisp

This recipe was eaten so quickly, I didn't get a photo!   Here it is:   Topping: 3/4 cup each of chopped pecans, oats and flour 1/2 cup of brown sugar cinammon 1 stick of butter prepare apples ( I used gala and pink lady) Put them in a deep pie dish and...

Mushroom Turnovers

Every time I make these appetizers, my guests ask for the recipe and enjoy them to the last bite, so I thought I would publish it. Neese's hot sausage or Jimmy Deans (1 pkg) 2 small boxes of sliced portabella mushrooms, finely chopped 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 2...