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  • Have a peachy summer treat with upside-down cake Published 7/15/2010 at 1:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Peaches and blueberries are in season, so I wanted to put both these delicious fruits into a yummy dessert. This Peach Upside-Down, courtesy of Alton Brown and the Food Network, didn’t call for blueberries, but I modified the recipe to ...

  • Classic combo blends fresh tomatoes with basil Published 7/8/2010 at 12:20 p.m. 0 comments

    Tomatoes and basil are a classic combination, and the duo are the stars of this week’s In the Kitchen offering. When my friend Ron Williams of Friendsville brought me fresh, straight-from-his-garden tomatoes last week, the perfect pairing of tomatoes and ...

  • Have a hot-diggity dog Fourth of July Published 6/30/2010 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments

    One of the first things you think of when you plan Fourth of July cookouts is hotdogs. Hotdogs are fun to cook and eat and offer quite a few possibilities to be creative. They can be grilled, boiled, broiled, baked ...

  • Delicious Tex-Mex salad is best topped off with cool lime dressing Published 6/24/2010 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    Hot days call for a cool salad. This hearty Tex-Mex salad is made even more of a summertime treat with the addition of the creamy lime dressing. The refreshing taste of the dressing compliments the zesty layers of the salad. ...

  • Grill up a chop for Father's Day Published 6/17/2010 at 9:55 p.m. 0 comments

    ather’s Day will be here Sunday, June 20, and this recipe is sure to get a “thumbs’ up” from dad. The glaze gives the grilled pork chop a great, father-pleasing flavor. Add his favorite vegetable and a salad, then pile ...

  • Crank up the freezer for homemade ice cream Published 6/10/2010 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments

    The ice cream market has exploded with flavors, ice cream shops and creative ways to create your own special ice cream. Still, there just isn’t anything any better than homemade ice cream -- whether you bring out the old-timey hand-crank ...

  • Throw a cabbage on the grill Published 6/3/2010 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments

    Cabbage… You either love it or hate it, and I love it. I enjoy cabbage whether it is cooked or raw, but a special treat during the summer is to throw a cabbage on the “barbie “ and grill it. ...

  • Celebrating four years of cooking Published 5/27/2010 at 2:21 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s hard to believe that the In the Kitchen column in Blount Today has been running for four years this month! In looking at our birthday, I tried to think of what recipe over the past four years has gotten ...

  • Pick-and-eat strawberries make a delicious pie Published 5/13/2010 at 1:10 p.m. 0 comments

    The call came in, and it was a great one: Berries are “in.” My father and my brother, Steven, called to say the strawberries they had planted had “come in” and to come over and pick berries for this strawberry ...

  • Make-ahead casserole is good Mother’s Day treat Published 5/6/2010 at 12:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Mother's Day will be here on Sunday, May 9, and one good way to get mom's special day off to a good start is with breakfast in bed. This French Toast Casserole is designed to be made the night before, ...

  • Fresh, smoky taste highlight Cedar Plank Salmon Published 4/29/2010 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    I am not a big salmon fan, but a trip to The Market at Washington and High and this week’s recipe changed my mind. Preparing fresh salmon on cedar planks combined to make a wonderful recipe that I will definitely ...

  • Ingredients for banana bread are usually on hand Published 4/22/2010 at 11:28 a.m. 0 comments

    When the bananas start getting too ripe to peel-and-eat, that usually means it is time to find the recipe for either banana pudding or banana bread! Banana bread is a simple recipe to make, with ingredients to make it usually ...

  • Hearty soup not just Winter treat Published 4/15/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments

    I attended a bridal shower the other afternoon at the home of my niece Emily, and she served a wonderful soup that made me forget about “soup season” and share the recipe for this hearty dish with Blount Today readers. ...

  • Candy, coconut make cupcakes festive for Easter Published 3/31/2010 at 3:55 p.m. 0 comments

    It wasn’t just the name that caught my eye while looking through Food Network’s offerings for Easter treats. Robin’s Egg Easter Basket Cupcakes does have a nice ring to it, though. These cute cupcakes are easy to make and easy ...

  • Dressing is the twist for this spring salad Published 3/24/2010 at 4:24 p.m. 0 comments

    A leafy green salad can not only herald the coming of spring, it’s a healthy way to start looking toward bathing suit season. This Mixed Green Salad has a dressing that has a twist -- a vinaigrette that isn’t balsamic ...

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