Gumbo Step-by-Step Tutorial

Gumbo

Gumbo is not just a dish to serve for Sunday dinner, or to guests on special occasions. Gumbo is a tradition. Gumbo recipes are passed generation to generation in families from Louisiana. Just as Kentucky has its Burgoo and Georgia its Brunswick stew, gumbo is all about the melting pot that is Louisiana. On the […]

Retro Recipe Card Files

Handwritten Tea Cake Recipe

Retro Recipe Card Files: Tea Cake   This is lost and recovered family recipe. This is my grandmother’s tea cake recipe. This is a treasure chest filled with memories of tastes, smells and textures. This is both history and the future. I’m a procrastinator. Going through papers and such gives me an anxiety attack. In […]

Pickled Shishito Peppers

Pickled Shishito Peppers

  Pickled peppers are eaten across the world.  Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many types of regional peppers across the globe. Jamaican peppers in New York, Thai  peppers in Amsterdam and Japanese peppers in California are a few examples. Pickled peppers have always been […]

Orzo Salad with Fava Beans, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Orzo Salad with Fava Bean, Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

Everybody needs an easy pasta salad in their recipe repertoire. A salad that can be thrown together at the last minute using pantry staples that you have on hand. Melissa’s Produce has a line of steamed, ready to eat vegetables, which can be stored in your refrigerator for weeks before use. You can grab a […]

Mustard Green and Smoky Chickpea Strudel

Mustard Green and Smoky Chickpea Strudel

  If you have a vegetarian in the family then you know what poor excuses for a vegetarian entree are often served in restaurants. Making a vegetarian entree does not have to be difficult, you just need to be mindful of the ingredients. Working with Cut ‘N Clean Greens again, I developed a very fancy […]