Warm up your fall with Pumpkin Bisque
Published 10/27/2010 at 3:21 p.m. 0 comments
This time of year everyone looks forward to “pumpkin season.” Pumpkins are very versatile, and nearly all the parts of a pumpkin are edible, from the shell to the seeds, leaves and even the flowers. Pumpkins can be baked, boiled, ...
Get to know persimmons with this upside down cake
Published 10/20/2010 at 1:04 p.m. 0 comments
The first settlers who crossed the Appalachian Mountains found a beautiful amber-colored fruit growing wild in the fields and lightly wooded areas - the native American persimmon. This wonderful, sweet fruit ripens about mid-autumn, although old timers will tell you ...
Church dinner serves up delicious dessert
Published 10/14/2010 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments
I got to sample a wonderful dessert that was served at a ladies function at Cedar Point Church in Maryville. This recipe is from the kitchen of Duane Lea. Many thanks to her for sharing it with us. In addition ...
Apple pie takes home ribbon as best in Cove
Published 10/6/2010 at 4:22 p.m. 0 comments
I had the privilege to help judge the “Best Pie in The Cove” contest at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Friday, Sept. 24. The Blue Ribbon Country Fair offered a smorgasbord of pies: Chocolate, coconut, pumpkin, ...
Fresh sweet potatoes make this casserole yummy
Published 9/30/2010 at 10:57 a.m. 0 comments
They are ready! I have waited all summer to hear from my brother, Glen, and sister, Gail, that the sweet potatoes were ready! This recipe for Addie’s Sweet Potato Casserole is one I have wanted to share for awhile, and ...
Picking pears: Strudel combines tastes for end-of-summer treat
Published 9/22/2010 at 3:27 p.m. 0 comments
When I noticed the pear tree in the yard of my neighbors, Barney and Carol Lewis, I called Carol to ask if I could pick a few for a recipe I wanted to try. Carol was more than generous, especially ...
Biscuit bowls hold delicious ‘transition’ food
Published 9/15/2010 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments
We all know the indecision that comes with this time of year: Hot? Cool? Wet? Dry? Is it summer or has fall made its appearance? Just as our wardrobes transition from summer to fall, so can our food. This Paula ...
Add Caribbean wings to your tailgate favorites
Published 9/9/2010 at 12:34 p.m. 0 comments
Football season is here and whether you tailgate at the game or at home, one popular food to have is chicken wings. Wings run the table from super-sonic hot to sissy mild, but when feeding a crowd, it is sometimes ...
Add a little green to your diet with this healthy okra recipe
Published 9/1/2010 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments
The good, green earth has given a bounty to gardeners who planted okra this year. My father has been “keeping the kids in okra” for weeks now, and, as always, I am glad to get anything fresh from the garden. ...
Stuffed for the summer: Tuna and Chicken Pitas are nice sandwich choice
Published 8/25/2010 at 2:56 p.m. 0 comments
The weather is still quite warm and this cool salad makes the heat just a little more bearable. You can use tuna or chicken for this salad, and I like it best served in pita pockets. Pita bread has become ...
Salsa adds unique flavor to fish tacos
Published 8/18/2010 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
When I first heard of fish taco’s, it didn’t sound like anything that would find its way into my kitchen or recipe book. At lunch at a local restaurant recently, however, I tried them, and, to my surprise, really liked ...
Add a little zest to pimento cheese
Published 8/11/2010 at 2:45 p.m. 0 comments
When the weather is hot, sometimes a sandwich is just right for dinner. I had a request for a good homemade pimento cheese recipe, so I thought this may just be the right time to share it with the readers. ...
Corn is straight from the fields and oh-so-sweet
Published 8/5/2010 at 10:14 a.m. 0 comments
With sweet tender corn at its peak right now, look for any excuse to pair this seasonal treat with your main entrée. Roasted corn-on-the-cob makes any meal special, and it's an easy side dish to prepare. The varieties of corn ...
Cool off with Pineapple Boat during August dog days
Published 7/29/2010 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments
If you like pineapples like I do, you will love serving this refreshing and attractive fruit salad in a “pineapple boat.” Pineapples can be eaten fresh or canned and are most commonly used in desserts and salads. A pineapple is ...
Chessmen cookies replace wafers in modern banana pudding
Published 7/21/2010 at 2:30 p.m. 0 comments
My niece Emily Longhurst gave me this recipe for a traditional banana pudding with a modern twist. Emily enjoyed it at a Junior Service League committee meeting and passed it on with the recommendation that it “is delicious.” Served in ...