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Banana Pancakes

Tender & Moist Banana Pancakes

  You know the feeling of having 2 leftover very ripe bananas and you really don't want to throw them out, and you're sick and tired of making banana bread? This is what I did with my 2 bananas this morning. I think you'll like it. [yumprint-recipe id='68']
Black Garlic Butter

Black is the New Garlic

It's Trendy. It's Garlic. It's Black.  Aged black garlic is also chewy and very savory.  Inventor Scott Kim began developing the product in South Korea in 2004. His goal originally was to market aged or fermented black garlic as a super-food: Its patented, month-long heat-curing process creates a high level…
Cheesy Chile Rice

Cheesy Chile Rice

+ Wanted: A Mexican Rice Dish Found: A Food Network Recipe Tried: For a special occasion making a Mexican meal Found on Pinterest, this rice side dish looked yummy. HERE is the original recipe. 7 ingredients-easy. I cooked 2 cups of long grain rice, instead of using scallions I used…
Strawberry jello marshmallow cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Always using Pinterest as my "recipe book" nowdays, I continue my Pinterest Project by making and reviewing recipes from the site.  This recipe intrigued me because, not only is it an upside down cake which I dearly love, but after you smash up fresh strawberries, you take it back to…
Spicy 4 Meat Pizza & Pasta Cheeseburgers. Paula Todora

Spicy 4 Meat Pizza & Pasta Cheeseburger

Spicy 4 Meat Pizza & Pasta Cheeseburger Being married to an Italian, I always "spice up" my cooking, even when cooking something All American like burgers. This burger recipe is like eating spaghetti and meatballs on a bun-but better! This cheesy and spicy burger is spicy with crushed red chili…
Paula Todora's Ft. Worth Fish Tacos

My Fish Tacos

Fort Worth Fish Tacos I live in Keller, a suburb of Fort Worth, and we have lots of freshwater lakes to catch fish in and make really good dishes, like this fish taco recipe-an original creation. It helped catapult me into 7th place in the World at the World Food…
Cheesecake Samoa S'mores Bars.Paula Todora

Cheesecake Samoa S’Mores Bars

Cheesecake Samoa S'Mores Bars Combine 3 of your favorite desserts-cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies and s'mores-that's what my new creation includes, plus an added extra "samoa" kick-toasted coconut. Too good to be true? When you take a bite you'll swear you're in heaven.  This recipe was created for a Campfire marshmallow…
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Chicken Chile Verde

My Pinterest Project will be recipe-based and will be all about finding intriguing recipes on Pinterest, trying them out step-by-step, then comparing photos and doing a review. Hey, I have to cook anyway, right? On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this a 10. It's a keeper! This is…
Paula Todora's Tropical Grilled Pineapple Waldorf Salad

Tropical Grilled Pineapple Waldorf Salad

The original Waldorf hotel opened  in 1893. Oscar Tschirky the famous “Oscar of the Waldorf” was was the maitre d’hotel from the opening of the hotel until he retired in 1943. Although he was not a chef, it seems he had some hand in suggesting or inspiring food ideas, and tradition says he…
Finished Gyros with the Avocado Tzatziki and relish

It’s All Greek to Me

[caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="451"] Finished Gyros with the Avocado Tzatziki and relish[/caption] Sargento Cheese has a contest that is winding down called "Chopped At Home Challenge." It's round 3, and I never entered Rounds 1 & 2. For Round 3 the required ingredients are ~ kale, oyster crackers, bacon and…
Taco Baked Ziti

Ziti Noodles and Taco Sauce

My Pinterest Project will be recipe-based and will be all about finding intriguing recipes on Pinterest, trying them out step-by-step, then comparing photos and doing a review. Hey, I have to cook anyway, right? Ziti Noodles & Taco Sauce Rated (1-10) 10! Will make again-thanks Linda Bailey and Just A…
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Pinterest Project

If you haven't discovered Pinterest or don't really "get it," then you're missing out. It's a way for cyberbloggers to share anything from their favorite electronics and reviews to recipes, crafts and more than you can even imagine.  I was hooked the second it was born. A dear friend named…
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Tamale Workshop

I've never really wanted to make tamales, and I don't know why.  Then I found myself at Central Market in Fort Worth with 3 coworkers attending a Tamale Workshop, wondering why I agreed to go. I have to say that I had a great time and then wondered why I had…
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June Second

[caption id="attachment_1815" align="alignright" width="364"] My Randolf (Diggie Dog)[/caption] Let me start by saying that I was not looking for a dog. As a matter of fact, only 3 days prior I was almost boasting to friends about not "needing" a dog and really not wanting to replace my schnauzer, Randolf (aka…
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Take the Pressure Off

We've come a long way. Take a look at the first pressure cooker, or "digester," from 1679. The inventor was Denis Papin, a French physicist, and he wanted to make  "a New Digester or Engine, for softaing bones, the description of its makes and use in cookery, voayages at see, confectionary,…
Noriko's Curry

Noriko’s Curry

cur·ry  noun - a dish of meat, vegetables, etc., cooked in an Indian-style sauce of strong spices and turmeric and typically served with rice.   I've never been a fan. Sensitive stomach and sensitive nose. Smelled like stinky feet to me all these years. That is until I met a Japanese…
Chocolate French Toast

Of-All-Things Chocolate French Toast!

It all started with an innocent Facebook post from a friend eating at a diner. The photo-a bunch of french toast on a plate, but the post read, "Chocolate French Toast." The entire day all I could think about was getting back home and into my kitchen to see just…
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Apricot Ginger Pork Chops

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.  I had 4 boneless 1-inch thick pork chops-the worst when you have no innovative idea how to prepare them. Then I had a jar of Saucy Mama™ Apricot Ginger Mustard-the best of times. I combined the two, along…
The Story of Two Frogs

The Story of Two Frogs

Once in a blue moon you come across a story or saying that stays in your mind forever. This is a story that I cut out of a magazine at the age of 16 and have saved it all these years. Today is Mothers Day, and I am going through…
Saucy Mama Collage

It’s Been A Fun Ride, Saucy Mama!

I want to wish ALL the Saucy Mama Bloggers the very Best of Luck in the Contest.  May the "Sauciest" Mama or Dude win the contest-I know we all gave it our ALL!
Hush Lil Puppies

Hush Lil Puppies

Saucy Mama™ is Barhyte Specialty Foods out of Pendleton, Oregon. The history of Jan & Susan (Suzie) Barhyte and their Two Centuries of Tradition will pretty much make you smile. They are the proud makers of "Mustard Fit For a King," and once you try their Dill Mustard it will make…
Saturday Morning Buttermilks

Buttermilks

Pancakes are economical, yet impressive. Easy to make and yet so greatly appreciated. Perfect for Saturday morning when you have a little extra time on your hands to enjoy breakfast, and also perfect for dinner any time.  Aunt Jemima and other companies tried to take away the homemade goodness of…
Adult Fish Sticks

Adult Fish Sticks en Croute with a side of “Louie, Louie”

Adult Fish Sticks en Croute with a side of "Louie, Louie" Sauce and Gingered Cucumber & Broccoli Slaw Saucy Mama™ is offering a full paid trip to the World Food Championship in Florida in November, and I'm all in! This is my official entry (although I've created many since their…
Fresh & Creamy Gnocchi

Fresh & Creamy Shrimp Gnocchi

F-R-E-S-H is the name of the game. From gnocchi to peeled shrimp to fresh baby spinach and asparagus, to a creamy, cheesy sauce made with Saucy Mama™ *All Natural* Champagne Honey Mustard, cream and parm, this may very well become a family favorite. I know it has in our house.   (and don't…
All Sauced Up Dilly Deviled Eggs

All Sauced Up Dilly Deviled Eggs

Plus, how to make the PERFECT boiled egg, the easy way. I had to see what deviled eggs taste like all "Sauced Up," so these were born. We'll just call them a late night snack, and what we don't eat I think I'll mash up and make egg salad sandwiches…
Sunshine Shrimp Appies

Sunshine Shrimp Appies

Sunshine Shrimp Appies Aren't these the cutest little things you ever did see??! Take little puff pastry cups (a box contains 24 mini cups) and fill them with a creamy mixture of minced salad shrimp, a little Saucy Mama Dill Mustard and her Champagne Honey Mustard. Add a little fresh lemon,…
Saucy Crab Shells

Champagne Lemon Crab-Filled Shells

Saucy Champagne Lemon Crab-Filled Shells and a GIVEAWAY! Tonight we got even saucier at dinner using Saucy Mama's Champagne Honey Mustard in creamy Lemon, Crab and Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Oh, yes, we did. In word word, D-I-V-I-N-E. This Italian-inspired recipe began when Saucy Mama's Champagne Honey Mustard met the creamy,…
photo and recipe courtesy of Libbie Summers

Playing with her Food

Libbie. Just Libbie being herself. And what a self it is. You see, she makes her living by playing with her food. Some call it styling, but I'm pretty sure she calls it playing with her food. She's a free spirit and famous (even though she would disagree about the famous…
The Saucy Southwest Chicken Sandwich

The Saucy Southwesterner

The Saucy Southwesterner (not just another chicken sandwich)   Using Saucy Mama™ Lime Chipotle Marinade   Living in Texas, I appreciate a good chipotle sauce or marinade. The reason? No other spices or herbs are needed-how easy is that?! Let's talk about Saucy Mama's "All Natural" Lime Chipotle Marinade. The skinless, bonesless…
Crunch Cod Pie

Let Them Eat Fish

I wanted a quick and yummy dinner the other night, so I made some a simple Crunchy Cod Pie with butter crackers toasted in olive oil on the top.  The cod fillets were cut into 2-inch pieces, then I made a sweet and yummy sauce using Saucy Mama™ Champagne Honey…
Grilled Cheese Contest

Grilled Cheese Love

[gallery ids="1592,1591,1590,1589,1588,1587,1585,1583,1581"] When I think of grilled cheese, I think of American cheese on white bread gently toasted on either side with butter. Served, of course, with cream of tomato soup.  But that's just me, and I'm a little old fashioned.  When I saw a recent Wisconsin Cheese contest asking…
Wine Glasses

Size DOES Matter

...in a wine glass, that is.  I just read in The Daily Mail that the shape of a wine glass makes a difference. We always knew it, but now scientific research has been done and the results are in. Kohji Mitsubayashi, at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and colleagues are…
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Decoding Decanting

[gallery columns="5" size="full" ids="1556,1558,1559,1560,1557"] From an aesthetic point of view, wine decanters are a work of art.  From a utilitarian point of view, wine decanters are useful.  If you're a wine drinker and enjoy a good bottle of red, you'll be interested in reading the following article that solves the mystery…
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Caramel Corn

What a fun snack to make. I used to make this with my mom and have no idea where the recipe came from, but she used "Karo" syrup, so maybe it was on the bottle. I didn't know it used to come in a can!    [gallery ids="1449,1451,1450"] [yumprint-recipe id='51']
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Foolproof Rib Roast

[caption id="attachment_921" align="aligncenter" width="347"] Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Allrecipes[/caption]   Foolproof Rib Roast 4 ingredients-let me repeat...4 Ingredients. Allrecipes is the source, and I found that few, simple ingredients really brings out the flavor of a great cut of beef like this rib roast. The cooking technique results in the…
Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Whether you live in the North, South, East or West, cornbread is a nice surprise if found on the dinner table. Here's an easy recipe that makes light and fluffy, slightly sweet and moist cornbread. The shortcut? Use self-rising corn meal. Be sure and make it White Lily self-rising corn…
Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Marinated Fried Chicken

Truly Southern in spirit, fried chicken is best marinated in buttermilk for at least 2 hours. The reason? Well, buttermilk contains acid (lactic acid) which not only tenderizes the chicken, but it also gives it a good flavor and helps the breading stick to it when fried. The longer you…
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Crock Pot + Pork Roast = Wonderful

Take a 5 pound pork roast and a crock pot, a few veggies and spices and 7 hours later you have a wonderful and easy dinner for 8-10. The recipe is an adaption of a recipe I found on the 'Just A Pinch' recipe share site. HERE is the original.…
Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimiento Cheese

[piˈmjento] ...otherwise known as the caviar of the South. Really simple-pretty much cheese, mayo and pimientos (pimento?) - Tomato, Tomahto, let's call the whole thing off. Some people say it originated in North Carolina, and some say it originated in New York. All I know is that I was raised…
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Real F-A-S-T Food

Bacon and Eggs the easy way? Without driving through Mickey D's??! Make this while you're getting ready for work, and in less than 30 minutes you will have a hot breakfast.  First step-Place 12 slices of bacon (I use Wright's) on a baking sheet. Make sure they don't touch. You…
Easter Mini Cakes

Easter’s On It’s Way

When I think of Easter I think of ham. This recipe is from my good friend and awesome cook, Sherri Williams (the photo above is also courtesy of Sherri) She is currently on Food Network's Allstar Academy and makes some of the yummiest food on the planet. I found her…
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Keep it Simple…and Chocolate

It's about sweet but not too sweet. It's about teaching others to cook and feel good about themselves. It's about making a cake in one single saucepan.  Confucius, I agree wholeheartedly.  So, find someone special and make this cake together. Then pour a couple of glasses of milk and enjoy…
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Repeat After Me

There are just some things that deserve committing to memory. The trouble is finding some room in your mind to put it. Between appointments and work and commitments and fun, there's usually not a centimeter left in your brain to put one more thing. But then you run across a…
Springtime Asian BBQ Chicken Slaw.Paula Todora

BBQ & Slaw

Asian BBQ Chicken Slaw Salad If you love bbq chicken and you love Asian cuisine, the combination of both is out of this world I discovered one afternoon as I made a dish for a luncheon. Crunchy, tangy, and a little sweet-it combines all the textures and flavors together in…
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Zucchini

Sweet, Moist Zucchini Bread I love this bread! Let me just say that I really love this bread!  I'm thinking it's the only way to get some people to ingest zucchini, but I love it any way you could make it. You can't stop at one piece-you'll see.  I was…
Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit

Where There’s Smoke, There’s FIRE

[caption id="attachment_849" align="alignnone" width="420"] Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit[/caption] "A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald, but if he has fire, women will like him."  Mae West According to AmazingRibs.com, the success to any grilling is control over time and temp. Smoking, grilling, barbecuing-it can be confusing, especially…
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LC Pancakes

LC=Low Carb, and I would think that would be the only reason you'd eat these. The reason? Because they're not light and fluffy and wonderous like my Saturday Morning Buttermilks. These little wonders are, however, made without flour. You got it-no flour. For every ounce of cream cheese (make that regular…
sweet potato fries

Fries

  Baked Sweet Potato Fries Once we all tried making fries out of sweet potatoes, we all agreed they are great. This is how I make them. Some people cut theirs thinner, but I like mine cut thick-it's your choice. They taste the same, but I like the tender, sweet…
Parmesan Eggplant Slices

Eggplant

Parmesan Eggplant Slices These are crunchy great with ranch dressing. I've made them for appetizers before, as well as a side dish. They're really, really good with pasta and a salad and a glass of red wine. No breading here-just parmesan cheese (yes, the kind in the green container because…
Low Carb Salmon Patties with Sauce

Salmon

Talk about comfort food. I don't know about you, but my mom used to feed our family with canned salmon at least a couple of times a month. You can judge me if you want, but I still like it, and made this way it has few carbs, unlike the…
Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

[caption id="attachment_849" align="alignnone" width="420"] Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit[/caption] "A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald, but if he has fire, women will like him."  Mae West According to AmazingRibs.com, the success to any grilling is control over time and temp. Smoking, grilling, barbecuing-it can be confusing, especially…
Paula's Peach Keen

Peachy

Paula's Peachy Keen You may have seen my photo before on social media, mostly on Pinterest. This is a long story that I'll try to make short. I created it back in 2010 as part of a cooking contest for a photo only to use in a video. It was…
Low Carb Breakfast Muffins

Eggs!

Are you an egg lover? I can't be bothered with the bounciness of eggs, and it takes all I have to eat one, but when I mix eggs with spinach and bacon and other yummy things like cheese I can enjoy eggs along with the best of them! This is…
Chocolate Pie

C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E

 It's rich, It's creamy, It's worth making. I made a graham cracker crust, but you could make a pastry crust. Seriously, the filling's so yummy that it doesn't even need a crust-you can pour it into custard dishes and serve as pudding. You'll see. [yumprint-recipe id='18']
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

~ Red Velvet ~

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies Happy Valentine's Day, and for this special day I made some moist little red velvet brownies with a cream cheese swirl. They package well for gifts, can be cut with a heart cookie cutter, and can be made a day before and still be…
Pasties

Pasties

Where to begin on this one? First of all, the beginning of my curiosity of a pasty, a tiddy oggy, or otherwise known as a meat pie to laypersons like myself was because of my next door neighbor. She is from Michigan, and she was making pasty dough the other…
White Pasta

White Pasta

It all started to soothe an upset tummy. White Pasta, aka Fettuccine Alfredo.          Back in 1914 in Rome a restaurant owner named Alfredo (get it) di Lelio was helping his pregnant wife, Ines, get over morning sickness. She couldn't keep anything down, but his plain pasta (pasta in…
Fish Tacos by PJC

Halibut

[caption id="attachment_395" align="alignnone" width="300"] My Fish Tacos[/caption] I know when you think of 'fish tacos,' you don't think of the city of Fort Worth first. After all, there is no fish market next to saltwater anywhere within hundreds of miles. What may surprise you is that you can use any…
Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits

[caption id="attachment_388" align="alignnone" width="270"] Buttermilk Biscuits[/caption] In a world full of what I call "fast food" breakfasts like toast, frozen waffles and instant oatmeal these tender and flaky biscuits are, in my mind, what breakfast is all about. They freeze well but are best hot out of the oven with…
White Wine Turkey Gravy

~ Gravy ~

 White Wine Turkey Gravy This is turkey gravy-you know, the kind you make after the Thanksgiving turkey is on the table?  I'm not a giblet person, so this is what I make instead. It's rich, it's yummy, and it makes plenty. You could also cut the recipe in half and…
Chicken Wings

Wings

These are baked, not fried.  As long as you turn them over once during baking, they'll be crunchy and just as good as fried. There's no flour coating for a crust, so that cuts out the middle man. Trimmed, seasoned and right into the oven to bake, and you can get…
Scones

Scones

Scone, pronounced skōn or skän - a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuitlike cake made from flour, fat, and milk and sometimes having added fruit.   Just because British scones have a certain mystique about them, they are really just tender biscuits similar to good ole Southern biscuits. But different.  …
Carrot Salad

c-a-r-r-o-t

 This is a very simple salad that is easy to make and good to eat. That is, if you like carrots. This recipe reminds me of the cafeteria carrot salad that I used to get as a little girl at Luby's. My mom never made carrot salad, so that was…
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~ breakfasts ~

As I sit here on Sunday morning munching on my oat bread with jam and drinking my coffee I can't help but reminisce about our trip to Scotland and how we started each day with good friends and good food.  Bacon in the UK (shown below) is cut from the…
Cornbread

Cornbread

This is the one-the tender, soft and warm cornbread that melts butter easily right out of the oven. It's really good with chili and stew, but the leftovers are equally good heated up and buttered up and drizzled with honey. Are you hungry yet?  You really must use a good…
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Easy Guac

[caption id="attachment_1439" align="alignnone" width="250"] photo courtesy of Allrecipes[/caption] This easy guacamole recipe from Denise Goodman on the Allrecipes site is easy to make and requires few ingredients. It tastes fresh and yummy. You can also add anything you'd like-cilantro, minced jalapeno peppers, salsa, whatever your heart desires. [yumprint-recipe id='50']
Flat Whites

Flat Whites

I'm all about the visual, and this explains to us all that not all specialty coffees are lattes. Not a native Seattlite but living there many years and raising my family there makes me not an expert, but rather a concerned citizen of the coffee kingdom. [caption id="attachment_167" align="aligncenter" width="399"]…
Sausage & Vegetable Risotto

Risotto

This is  a sausage and vegetable risotto with asparagus, peas, mushrooms and wine. I've also made it without the sausage. The key is to simmer the stock and add gradually, while stirring, to get the creamy risotto that we all know and love. Risotto is merely an Italian dish of rice…
TX sheet cake

T-E-X-A-S

  Texas Sheet Cake If you grew up in Texas, then you are well aware of the Texas Sheet Cake Tradition. Yes, it's a tradition, and every single potluck, whether it's for a church event, a funeral, or any other get together has one. There are slight variations-some have nuts,…
Easy Antipasti

Antipasti

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignnone" width="453"] Easy Antipasti[/caption] Making appetizers for a lot of people can be a time-stealer, and if you have to actually transport all of those little appies to another location...fogetaboutit! This is the answer-use bottled Italian dressing for the marinade, use whatever you have on hand or pretty…
Sinfully Rich Seafood Pie by PJC

Fish

Fish Pie The Restaurant was called Wildfire and was on Rose Street in Edinburgh.   We rode the train back to Edinburgh from the Highlands with a Travel Agent who recommended the restaurant and also highly recommended the fish pie. I don't question travel experts, so that's exactly what I…
Buttermilk Pie

P~I~E

[caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Buttermilk Pie[/caption] No matter which way you slice it...It's still P-I-E It's comforting, it's simple, and it's All American. The Greeks and Romans used to simply mix flour and water together to make the crust and then stuff them will all sorts of things, like seafood and beef-it was…
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Apricot

I'm not sure why, but we usually only make certain cookies during the holidays. I'm thinking we do this because it makes them more special. Cherished. And that's exactly how I feel when I bite into these tender, apricot-filled cookies made with 5 ingredients only. They take me back to…
Paula and Pam

Radio Food

It was a Saturday after I had returned from Las Vegas. Along with many of my cooking friends, we competed in The 2014 World Food Championship. I had received an email from the publicist about a local radio interview, as well as offers from other media-newspaper, radio, tv. I did…
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Bacon+Jalapeno+Eggs

photo and recipe courtesy of Just A Pinch These are marvelous, and I found the recipe at one of my favorite recipe sites called "Just A Pinch."  This recipe site has tried and tested home recipes that great cooks make every day. There are lots of photos and lots of…
Buttermilk Carrot Cake

Cake

Paula's Carrot Cake Everyone's got one, and I'm no different. Yes, everyone's got a carrot cake recipe they love. The one I make has buttermilk in the cake. It also has a buttermilk glaze that is poured over the warm cake layers before the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is piled…
pumpkin cheesecake bars

Pumpkin

These are phenom!!! They are a low carb dessert that tastes like the inside of a pumpkin pie. The bars are best eaten chilled and with a dollop (am I the only one who loves the word dollop?) of whipped cream sweetened with some Splenda or other non-sugar sweetener. You…
Beer Pork

Pork

  If you love slow cookers (crock pots) like I do, you'll love this recipe. It's really just 3 ingredients, with the exception of any seasonings you want to use on the pork. The sauce is a bottled prepared one (I use Sweet Baby Ray's), and the beer is any…
Golden Spurtle USA

Sláinte!

The Scots toast to good health as they toss back a good Scottish whiskey and yell with gusto, "Slainte!" It was a ritual that I quickly learned to love. If I had one word to describe the Scots it would be 'Lively!" They sing, they dance, they drink ale and…
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Chocolate

 Created on a Saturday afternoon, using ingredients I had on hand, these cookies have become one of my most requested cookies. They are soft chocolate cookies that are filled with a simple peanut butter filling. I used a box of instant chocolate pudding mix in the cookie dough to make…
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Cheesesteak

Philly Cheese Steak in a pepper-who would've thought? Use deli roast beef or thinly sliced leftover roast beef of your own, and it's low carb as well. You can't beat that with a stick, so they say anyway. I saw it on Pinterest, tried it out and have loved it ever…
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Old Fashioned Biscuits

I like them tender and buttery and soft and hot. This is one of my favorite "combination" recipes for biscuits that I have. That means that I like certain things about certain recipes, so I put them all together and made a "combination" recipe-the best of all worlds you could…
Apple & Oat Strudels by PJC

Strudel

Mini Oat & Apple Strudel Asked to come up with a recipe using Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, making sure they could be made from start to finish in 30 minutes on two burners, this is what I came up with. Wonton wrappers filled with a mixture of oats,…
cauliflower bake

Cauliflower

This is a great low carb side recipe, but everyone loves it.  I use frozen cauliflower, but you could use fresh-it will probably be even better because everything's better fresh, don't you agree? It's kind of rich and cheesy, and kids love it, so it's a great way to get…
Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberries

Simple Strawberry Cobbler I sometimes find myself with fresh strawberries leftover that I have to use up before they get too mushy. This is one of the things I do with them-you can even use frozen strawberries if you don't have fresh. It's good. Real good. Don't forget the vanilla…
Low Carb Stuffed Peppers by PJC

Peppers

Stuffed Peppers-pretty 1970s. Why do we still want to make them? They're good for you, if you use the right ingredients, they're filling, and maybe they remind us of the good ole days. Comfort food at it's best. The standard filling is made with ground beef and white rice with…
Surprised

It All Began with Cream Cheese

There were 16 of us. We traveled to Savannah to cook against each other in the categories of Appetizers, Side Dishes, Main Dishes and Desserts. I qualified as an Appetizer finalist with my Shrimp-Filled Veggies, a simple recipe that took me by surprise when it won, but it was more…
Levain Ch Chip Cookie

Levain

167 West 74th St, New York, NY, 10023 - the Upper Westside If you've ever been, then you know that the cookies are legendary. They also have two other New York locations and don't give us a clue about their recipe so we rely on testing and more testing and more…
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Meet Earline

She never liked her name. Out of respect for my mom, I won't even devulge her true first name. She went by Earline-her dad wanted a boy and named her after himself, Earl. It was Oklahoma. Nuf said. I always thought of her as mild mannered, caring, thoughtful and sweet.…
Southern Banana Pudding

Southern Banana Pudding

  Southern because it's a staple in the South. Banana because of the obvious. And Pudding because the only pudding to use is a simple, vanilla homemade one.  For more than a century banana pudding has been one of the corners of American desserts, especially in a Southern home like…