6 results for tag: Broccoli


Celebrating Southern Drawls, Southern Food and Southern Susan

When I remember Susan Shaffer, her very southern accent is the first thing that comes to mind. It always makes me smile. Twangy drawls were one of the things that Susan and I had in common. After twenty-five years of living in the Lowcountry, I've been able to tone my eastern North Carolina articulation down a good bit. Susan's cadence was a constant. Her words were always spoken slowly, softly and honestly. I miss my friend. With Susan on my mind, I'd like to share a few very southern recipes. This week's offerings are from a food photo shoot taken at my home a couple of years ago. Susan's husband, Mark, was the photographer, and Susan joined him at ...

Tuesday Night Supper

What should I cook for supper? Believe it or not, that's an almost daily question at our house. When it's just Vince and me at the dinner table, I'm inclined to try some new ideas. That's what I did on Tuesday. My broccoli salad recipe had originally consisted of broccoli, strawberries, salted cashews and toasted coconut, but when I couldn't find any pretty fresh strawberries, I had to resort to Plan B. Necessity is the mother of invention. It was also a serendipity. The combination of the flavors of the raspberries, pistachios and toasted coconut is fabulous! The dressing is slightly sweet and tangy. I still plan to test the recipe with strawberries ...

Celebrating the Beaufort International Film Festival – Southern Style!

 Roll out the red carpet! The 9th annual Beaufort International Film Festival is in full swing with film makers, directors, screen writers, movie stars and lots of film-loving fans. Our local film festival is a heatwave of fun and excitement during what is typically a chilly February. This year's festival celebrates all things southern. The recipes this week feature a taste (actually, a great big gourmet bite) of the south and showcase some of my favorite things: chicken, peaches, broccoli, pimento cheese and bourbon. According to MovieMaker magazine, the Beaufort International Film Festival has been rated as “one of the 25 coolest general film ...

Easter Casseroles

Easter weekend in the Covington household is full of traditions! We always watch “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston on Saturday night. We always get up extra early on Easter morning to attend the 7am worship service at The Parish Church of St. Helena. And, I always make these two casseroles to accompany our Easter meal. This year we'll be feasting on rack of lamb, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs and poppy seed bread. Easter Vegetable Casserole and Pineapple Au Gratin are excellent served with ham, turkey or beef tenderloin, too. Happy Easter!   Easter Vegetable Casserole I tend to use local vegetables that are in season. Cauliflower, ...

Crunchy Roasted Broccoli

Another delicious way to prepare one of my favorite veggies! Crunchy Roasted Broccoli Delectable side dish! 2 ounces (approximately 30 pieces) sliced pepperoni 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup panko bread crumbs ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into log spears 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Sea salt, to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Process pepperoni slices and garlic in a mini food processor. Add panko and pulse to combine. Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan; add crumb mixture and cook until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Toss broccoli with ¼ cup extra-virgin ...

Skinny Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Okay, so we're all looking for quick, tasty and low-calorie foods to help us unload the extra holiday pounds. These two SKINNY recipes are easy, satisfying and delicious --- and take almost no effort. They're fast to whip up and won't leave you starving in the afternoon. Add a side of fresh berries (about 30 calories) and you'll have a beautiful meal suitable for a luncheon guest or two! Yummy! Skinny Sandwich Only 225 calories per sandwich! 1 multi-grain sandwich thin 1 heaping tablespoon jarred pizza sauce Fresh spinach leaves 2 ounces sliced deli ham 1 mini Babybel cheese round Preheat panini grill or sandwich press. Place half of sandwich ...