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Stuffed Summer Squash

In an early 1960’s cookbook from Chattanooga, Tennessee, I found three or four versions of recipes for stuffed yellow summer squash. The sheer number of recipes in one cookbook led me to believe two things: First, stuffed summer squash must be a southern thing. Second, it had to be good. Thus, I set out to […]

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Homemade Baked Beans

I think my daughter would try to live off of baked beans (and maybe macaroni and cheese) if I would let her. Both she and my husband love baked beans and can eat them by the plate or bowl full. Seriously, they will consume a 28 oz. can between just the two of them at […]

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Fried Corn

Fried corn is a dish that had to of originate in the southeastern United States. I do not remember having corn prepared this way until after moving to Georgia. It is fresh, sweet, simple, and delicious. It should not be confused with fried corn-on-the-cob, which is husked and cleaned corn cooked in a deep fryer […]

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Whether you eat candied sweet potatoes as a side dish or as dessert, candied sweet potatoes are a sweet and delicious treat. The sweet potatoes not only bring great flavor, but nutrients and fiber to this classic dish. As I make this version of sweet potatoes only a couple times of year at my house, […]

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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

My local Whole Foods had organic purple sweet potatoes on sale. They were a beautiful dark purple, long and fairly uniform in diameter. I just had to buy a few. When I arrived home, I realized I did not really have a plan for using these lovely root tubers. It only took one glance at […]

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Easy Campfire Cooking: Corn-on-the-Cob

To shuck or not to shuck, that is the question. Actually, it is usually a debate between myself and my husband when we decide to cook corn on the campfire or a grill. On our recent camping trip, we decided to cook half the corn un-shucked and half the corn shucked. Although both were good, […]

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Simple Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

This classic Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is super simple, only requires a few ingredients, and is quick to make. Thus, I used to make this dish a lot for potlucks and guests when I was in graduate school and first working 😉 The recipe calls for Velveeta Cheese. If you don’t want to use a processed […]

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Mom’s Creamed Peas and Baby Potatoes

My mom loved creamed spring peas and baby potatoes fresh from the garden. She made the best that I have ever eaten. She did not fix them very often, which made them even more of a treat. Despite my best attempts to make them the same way she did, I can not get mine to […]

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How to Roast Peppers

Until recently, I did not roast my own peppers. I only purchased roasted red peppers once or twice as I rarely used them in my cooking. Well, no more….it is so simple and they taste so much better than jarred. A super easy way to roast peppers is under the oven’s broiler. You just place […]

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Sweet and Sour Green Beans

I was reading through some of my cookbooks looking for a new way to fix mushrooms and instead found a recipe for “pickled” green beans.  It was in one of my favorite cookbooks, A Taste of Toronto (Ohio, that is).  So, I decided to give them a try. Although they were called pickled green beans, […]

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