Showing posts from October, 2010

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie is a humble pie of the South. Many times served during the sweet potato season which is in the fall.   It is a must have for Thanksgiving around our house. As soon as Jim heard I had bought some Sweet Potatoes , his first words were, "Are you going to make some Sweet Potato Pie"?

Mediterranean Style Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Style Tuna Salad is my new favorite dish!  Sometimes I just want to eat tuna salad that is with your classic traditional ingredients--onions, pickle relish, mayonnaise, and eggs. But this time, I want something that is so non-traditional for me.

Horseradish and Parsley Compound Butter

Compound Butter is a simple, but flavorful way to accentuate a somewhat ordinary dish into a splendid dish. Typically compound butter is used on classic dishes like steak, grilled fish, and vegetable dishes. I thought it would be a great way to intense the flavor to a classic dish that has been served on our dinner table many times, and that is Rush Hour Supper .

Crunchy Taco Inside A Flour Tortilla (aka Double Decker)

Double Decker Tacos like the famous taco place is now made at home.  The best taco you will ever eat! When my children became fans of Taco Bell, I was uninterested in trying out the menu. Although I am a big fan of Mexican cuisine, I am not a fan of tacos. Basically, because they crumble when you go to eat them. I would just as soon have a taco salad instead.

Doughnut Muffins

These Doughnut Muffins taste just like a cake doughnut.  The perfect way to have a doughnut fix without deep frying.   Doughnut Muffins, "what a concept" , was my first thought when I saw these muffins over at Sugarcrafter's .

Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, {Granny's Recipe}

This classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe brings back so many memories of a fancy dessert that graced my Mother's dinner table growing up in the 60's. The original recipe came from Dole in the 1950's, and after that you could make it as elaborate as you wanted to by adding pecans, coconut and other ingredients, but Mother always made it with the simple recipe. 

Good Morning! Morning Glory Muffins

Pure joy is what describes these Morning Glory Muffins . What else could they be described as with all these yummy ingredients -- carrots, apples, sweetened coconut, golden raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon. Most recipes call for oil in the recipe, but I am such a fan of butter in muffins, I made these with oil and butter. You will find that the butter really intensifies the moistness and rich flavor of all the ingredients. Just know these super moist muffins are tastier the day after they are baked, but who wants to wait that long?