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

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. The blueberries are in my freezer, and I can not get them out of my mind without making one of my favorite breakfast coffee cake's. So I adapted my Very Blueberry Muffin recipe into this wonderful scrumptious coffee cake. I even sprinkled blueberries and 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 With Pudding {Granny's Recipe}

Creamy Fruit Salad  has been a great hit at all our family gatherings for as long as I can remember.  My Mother would serve it as a salad, but my husband always enjoyed it as a dessert.   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.

Why Our Macaroni Salad Recipe Is Famous

Macaroni Salad Our Macaroni Salad is a basic recipe that has been in my family for years and is so simple to make.  It became famous from all the times my Aunt made it for me growing up. Growing up in the '60s,  I loved visiting my Aunt Max's for a weekend visit. She was my Mother's younger sister and a wonderful 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.