Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gingerbread biscotti

What’s in your cookie jar? Gingerbread Biscotti 2 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour 1/2 cup white sugar, plus one tablespoon 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/4 cup molasses 1 tsp ground ginger … Continue reading

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Of fish, fowl and lazy Sundays

As the election season creeps up all over the South fundraising fish fries pop up. Normally I try to stay away from them, partially because I had to cover so many while working for the newspapers and I really try … Continue reading

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Super Sandwich # 12

Sandwiches have come a long way from slapping a piece of meat between two slice of bread. One has to wonder if the Earl of Sandwich ever knew just exactly what he created when he was to lazy to eat … Continue reading

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Fall calzones

By Katherine Sometimes ingredients just sort of assemble themselves.  I came up with this calzone after Greg bookmarked a simple sausage and turnip recipe from The Silver Spoon. He’d found an easy recipe he could quickly make after work. I’d … Continue reading

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Hot cider with a honey of a kick

By Katherine It can be hard to remember the seasons here. Well, summer won’t let you forget it’s summer, but fall can be a tricky beast here in the South. A cool breeze will lull you into thinking autumn is … Continue reading

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Stuffed Squash with an Indian Twist

Here is a way to jazz up stuffed squash. I like to use the acorn variety because they form their own bowls. One acorn squash will serve two people so increase the proportions if making this for more folks. Lamb … Continue reading

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall always means pumpkins. Whether they are being roasted, pureed, stewed, steamed or just cut up for decorations there is always one left over part that seems to much of a hassel to use. The seeds. Sure they are surrounded … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

This is a true comfort food guaranteed to give the house a wonderful aroma while cooking. I like to toast day old Italian or French bread coated in olive oil along with the soup for dunking. Split Pea Soup 1 … Continue reading

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Chicken Cacciatore

One day I plan to make cacciatore with rabbit, because it is a hunter’s stew. But rabbit is a hard meat to find, even in a butcher shop in the South, and I am a poor shot. Until then chicken … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Caramelized Onion Focaccia

Focaccia dough is very similar to pizza dough until you cook it. It can be topped with many fancy ingredients or just with sea salt, but the result is always delicious. Foccacia with Rosemary and Caramelized Onions 1 batch pizza … Continue reading

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