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Pinto Beans in One Hour

I don’t know how many times, usually on a Sunday morning, when I had planned to fix a mess of beans and then realized that I had forgotten to put them in to soak the night before. So now they have to cook half the day instead of just a few hours. And now that the...

Culinary Terms

There was an article in the newspaper this morning that said that the food companies are having to "dumb down" the menus they publish because readers today don't understand the terminology used in recipes. Well, that's not acceptable. I think it's better to "smart up"...

Peach Cobbler / Chocolate Cashew Candy

By mid-May, our peach tree is overloaded with delicious peaches, in danger of breaking its branches if we don't eat peaches fast enough. We also give them away to visitors. In addition to just eating them for breakfast or a snack, Mary Ann makes a quick and easy peach...

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is the classic accompaniment to Prime Rib, as you probably know, especially in England. But you might never have eaten it, and might be surprised to learn that it is not pudding as we Yanks think of pudding. Over here, we call things like this...

Old South Cornbread

Here's an authentic Old South Cornbread recipe given to me by my sister-in-law Martha. She probably got it from her mom, Sara. We all agreed that this was the most flavorful, crusty, and delightful cornbread recipes we've tried in a long time. The cornbread you are...

Nawlins Hush Puppies

Now I don't know for sure that this is the way they fix hush puppies in New Orleans, but I modified a Cajun recipe according to instructions from someone who lived down there. Well, I served them the other night, and they were a huge hit. So whatever else we call...

Grilled French Bread

Sometimes a baguette or loaf of French bread needs a little more than just butter. And if you're not up for garlic bread, and don't want to heat up the broiler, here's an easy solution. For this bread, I slice the baguette on a steep diagonal, to make the slices...

Garlic Bread

Good garlic bread enhances about any meal you can imagine. It's a natural with Italian food, like the Oven Chicken Parmesan, but it's also perfect for steaks, roasts, barbeques, and stews. If you can, buy fresh baguettes. They are increasingly available at...

Croutons

Like me, you probably normally purchase croutons in a bag or box at the supermarket. But if you need some on the spur of the moment to garnish a salad or soup, it's nice to be able to make your own. You can also season them as you wish, and might come up with some you...

Cornbread

This cornbread is excellent with soup, chili, and stews. It's quick and easy to make, and is basically fool-proof. The recipe here is very similar to the one on the Albers Cornmeal box, modified only slightly. As noted below, you can also add other items to the recipe...

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Pinto Beans in One Hour

I don’t know how many times, usually on a Sunday morning, when I had planned to fix a mess of beans and then realized that I had forgotten to put them in to soak the night before. So now they have to cook half the day instead of just a few hours. And now that the...

Peach Cobbler / Chocolate Cashew Candy

By mid-May, our peach tree is overloaded with delicious peaches, in danger of breaking its branches if we don't eat peaches fast enough. We also give them away to visitors. In addition to just eating them for breakfast or a snack, Mary Ann makes a quick and easy peach...

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding is the classic accompaniment to Prime Rib, as you probably know, especially in England. But you might never have eaten it, and might be surprised to learn that it is not pudding as we Yanks think of pudding. Over here, we call things like this...

Old South Cornbread

Here's an authentic Old South Cornbread recipe given to me by my sister-in-law Martha. She probably got it from her mom, Sara. We all agreed that this was the most flavorful, crusty, and delightful cornbread recipes we've tried in a long time. The cornbread you are...

Nawlins Hush Puppies

Now I don't know for sure that this is the way they fix hush puppies in New Orleans, but I modified a Cajun recipe according to instructions from someone who lived down there. Well, I served them the other night, and they were a huge hit. So whatever else we call...