Category Archives: Side Dishes & Sauces

Tomatoes are in Season: Don’t Miss Them!

“Bob, slow down! Now get ready to pull over! There’s a stand around the next corner. We can’t miss it!” Mom chirped at Dad in the front seat of our 1961 Pontiac, Bonneville. “Oh hell! Don’t you already have enough … Continue reading

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Homeade Frozen Corn

A sweet remembrance of summer with garden corn on the table in fall and winter garnished with crisp bacon crumbles. Every summer we cordoned off a portion of our garden for sweet corn. It was a fun food for us … Continue reading

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Homemade Dill Pickles

It was nearly 50 summers ago, when I first tested my dill pickle making skill using my Aunt Jo’s recipe. I was a bit edgy about how the pickles would turn out after warnings from my family that if I … Continue reading

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Layered Greek Hummus Dip

Recipe of the month is a Layered Greek Hummus Dip, which was sliced, diced and added-to by my friend, Kate McPike, who found the original recipe at the Decor Fix blog. Like so many good cooks, Kate proceeded to make … Continue reading

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Slade’s South Carolina BBQ

This week’s post comes from C. Hope Clark and her protagonist, Carolina Slade, from The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. It seems Hope and Slade both enjoy a hardy South Carolina BBQ, but then, who could resist a southern spread dripping … Continue reading

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Calico Baked Beans

In our family the 4th of July screams Calico Baked Beans so today I’m sharing my mom’s recipe for the American classic. Mom’s recipe has a few twists from the norm using a variety of beans, bacon and hamburger meat, … Continue reading

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Salmon Sandwich

The fish sandwich started with a quaint restaurant called BlackFin Bistro in Key West, Florida that my husband and I discovered while trying to get some relief from the heat last September. We ordered lots of water and a red … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs and Vegetable Medley

Chicken Thighs and Vegetable Medley 4 strips smoked bacon 1 small yellow onion (chopped) 1 qt chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried dill 3 bay leaves 1 teaspoons granulated garlic 3 medium size carrots (cut into chunks) … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – January 9, 2013

Carol asked: I love ketchup and I have not found any organic or sugar-free ketchup I like. Do you make your own ketchup? I would love to replicate Heinz ketchup without all the sugar. My answer: I’ve never made homemade … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tip – Save those Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Don’t throw away leftover mashed potatoes, use them to thicken homemade soups. They can also be frozen in small amounts and used in the same way at a later date. I use snack size plastic bags to freeze the mashed … Continue reading

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