Showing posts from May, 2011

Secret To Better Pimento Cheese

Better Pimento Cheese , delicious pimento cheese with a few secret ingredients to wow your guest.  Mix all the ingredients together,  put it in the fridge and the flavor just keeps getting better and better.   I have a friend, Pat Williams, that makes the most delicious P i m e n t o C h e e s e you will ever eat.  My family calls it Better Pimento Cheese . There are a few secrets that she shared with me about what makes hers stand out. One thing, she uses is an extra sharp cheddar cheese, (preferably Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese that she shreds herself), Helmsman's mayonnaise, and here is the crescendo diced Jalapenos .  How yummy is that?  She says that if you can wait, it taste better after being refrigerated for a day or so.  Thank you, Pat, for sharing your wonderful recipe with me!

Strawberry Bacon Spinach Salad

In the perfect world, I think Strawberry Bacon Spinach Salad would be right up there at the top with the combination of the sweetness of the strawberries and the crispy, salty taste of  the bacon.  Ever since the strawberries have been plentiful in the grocery stores, I have been planning on making this salad, and each time I get ready to make it, we have eaten all the strawberries.  You see, my husband is a big fan of strawberries, and one of his favorite ways to eat them, is to slice them up, put sugar on them, and then let them sit in refrigerator until they make that wonderful juice in the bottom of the bowl.  Now-- that is not all , then he tops them off  with a big dollop of whip cream.  This is his perfect World! The first time I ate a Spinach Salad was in my high school Home Economics Class.  It was actually a Wilted Spinach Salad with the salad dressing being the bacon grease and a little cider vinegar drizzled on top.  Wow!  That was a long time ago. Besides co

Italian Garden Pasta Salad {Jennifer's Recipe}

Italian Garden Pasta Salad, tri-color pasta, garden vegetables, mozzarella cheese, and mini pepperonis toss in an Italian Dressing.  Perfect salad for potlucks, picnics, and any gatherings that don't have refrigeration. Do you every start a dish with the main ingredient and build on it?  Well, this is what my daughter did with this delicious Italian Garden Pasta Salad .

Coffee Pie {Jennifer's Recipe}

Coffee Pie , another fabulous no-bake dessert, white chocolate pudding gently flavored with coffee using Hazelnut International Delight in a chocolate cookie crust. Whether you are a coffee lover or not, you will love the velvety smoothness of this scrumptious pie. Every time my daughter, Jennifer, takes this Coffee Pie  to a gathering, they always request the recipe. She has brought this pie to several of our family gatherings, but it seems that since I always depend on her to bring it, I never get the recipe.

Very Blueberry Coffee Cake

Beautiful layers of blueberries in a rich, buttery coffee cake, simply delicious. The coffee cake is topped with an extra sprinkle of blueberries and coarse sugar. BLUEBERY BREAKFAST CAKE These cakes are made with simple baking ingredients are light, moist, and not overly sweet making them perfect for a light desset, quick breakfast, elegant enough for brunch, and what about an afternoon snack.   The blueberries are in my freezer, and I can not get them out of my mind without making one of my favorite breakfast coffee cakes.  So, I adapted my Very Blueberry Muffin recipe into this wonderful scrumptious coffee cake.  I scatered extra blueberries across the top for a burst of flavor.  I even sprinkled coars sugar on top like the muffins.

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! {Granny's Recipes}

As a tribute to my Mother, I am showcasing some of her wonderful recipes.  My mother was such a simplistic cook, and most of the time she used few ingredients, but she always brought a lot of love to the table with her dishes. Her cooking was all about you enjoying the experience of eating delicious food. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake German Chocolate Cake Classic Pineapple Upside Cake Cherry Nut Cake Pineapple Chess Pie Daddy's Lemon Icebox Pie Coconut Meringue Pie Homemade Banana pudding Mom's Baked Beans Skillet Fried Corn Fresh Stewed Okra Fresh Pan Fried Okra 7 Layered Salad Creamy Fruit Salad Simple Peach Salad The Famous Macaroni Salad Texas Style Chili Dogs Pimento and Chicken Salad Sandwiches Classic Southern Cornbread Oven Smoked Brisket Stuffed Bell Peppers Salmon Crochets Chinese Style Chop Suey Hope

Creamy Fruit Salad

Granny's Creamy Fruit Salad With Pudding is an old-fashioned classic that will quickly become a favorite in your family.  Creamy Fruit Salad with Pudding {Granny's Recipe} This fruit salad is packed with sweet and juicy seasonal fruits like oranges, apples, grapes, and bananas and is topped with a creamy pudding dressing that makes it a perfect accompaniment to any meal. With its simple ingredients and easy instructions, you'll be whipping up this delicious salad in no time! He is such a fan of fruit and always puts his request in for me to make this.   It was no different this Easter, and again my husband enjoyed it more as a dessert than a salad. It has a lot of refreshing fruits combined with a creamy sauce that can be made with regular pudding.   Also, you can substitute sugar free pudding. Either way, it is a wholesome, healthy fruit salad or a dessert! Creamy Fruit Salad  has been a great hit at all our family gatherings for as long as I can

Macaroni Salad Recipe

If you're looking for a macaroni salad recipe that is sure to satisfy any crowd, you've found it! Our famous macaroni salad recipe has been making waves in the culinary world for years. Why Our Macaroni Salad Is Famous With its perfect blend of creamy dressing, crunchy vegetables, and al dente macaroni, this delicious side dish is truly a recipe for success. Try it yourself and discover why our macaroni salad recipe is famous! Growing up in the '60s,  I loved visiting my Aunt Max's for a weekend visit.  She was my Mother's younger sister and an excellent cook.

Perfect Pulled Pork {Slow Roasted Pork Roast}

Perfect Pulled Pork is just that PERFECTLY cooked. Low and slow is the secret to the meat melting in your mouth, but the magic happens in the brining. As I was planning our Easter menu, I knew I wanted to cook a pork roast.  Pork Roast has a tendency to turn out dry, so I set out on a quest to find a recipe that would yield the most flavorful and succulent meat.