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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Who doesn't love a green bean casserole made with canned cream of mushroom soup and canned fried onion rings? We all grew up with some version of cream-drowned green beans at Thanksgiving. We love the old recipes because they remind us of family, happy times and traditions. Growing up, our family had a large Thanksgiving Day meal. Mama cooked for days, we scarfed it all up in less than twenty minutes, and then Mama washed dishes for days. She was a kitchen saint. These days, Vince and I celebrate Thanksgiving with some of our dearest friends. The hosts prepare the turkeys and ham and all I have to do is take a “dish.” My contribution to our annual ...

A Taste of Paris – French Brunch

I developed a fascination with French food in high school when our French III class learned how to prepare a number of classic French dishes. French cuisine offers a rich experience that ranges from simple, rustic country dishes to elaborate gastronomic feats. With basic cooking techniques and a little practice, you can begin enjoying authentic French cuisine in your own kitchen in no time. The recipes and photos this week are from a “Taste of Paris” brunch that I donated to HELP of Beaufort's auction last year. Each course was paired with a French wine donated by Larry Bernard of Dataw Island. Bon Appetit!Baked Brie Dip with Sun-Dried Tomatoes1 ...

The Sweet Taste of Apples

My husband, Vince, and I have just returned from a much-needed vacation to the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. We both have salt water in our veins and love the ocean. Still, it's always great to admire the breathtaking majesty of the mountains. The cooler temperatures were pretty wonderful, too! Always on a quest for new recipes and catering ideas, I found myself surrounded by trees loaded with apples and couldn't resist the temptation to test some inspirations. North Carolina is known for it's many varieties of apples. Gala, Gingergold and Honeycrisp apples were available at the farm stands, so Vince and I bought a peck on our way back to ...

Cranberries and Apples

Cranberries and Apples A special recipe that’s taken the place of traditional cranberry sauce at our Christmas table! 3½ cups fresh cranberries 3 large Granny Smith apples ¼ cup oats 1¼ cups light brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans Lighty grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.  Spread cranberries in bottom of dish.  Slice apples.  Do not peel.  Top cranberries with apple slices.  In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Sprinkle over fruit.  Toss pecans in melted butter.  Sprinkle evenly over fruit and topping.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes. ...