Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pimento Cheese

One of my most favorite sandwiches growing up was pimento cheese.  My mother made the best and I think mine is pretty darn close to hers.. When I went to the beach with my two younger sisters this month I took this for us to enjoy at lunch.   I was reminded by them of picnics consisting of cold fried chicken (which I haven’t made in decades), pimento cheese sandwiches, deviled eggs and sliced tomatoes.  That really conjured up some memories.

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Crunchy Wasabi-crusted Fish with Red-Cabbage Slaw

It may seem that I am cooking my way through all my copies of Gourmet magazine.  I love that magazine and never dreamed in a million years that today it would no longer exist.  Anyway this recipe is from Gourmet August 2006.  It was featured in the Ten-Minute Mains.  From start to finish it will take you about twenty minutes to prepare.  I know it is hard to believe, but believe it.  It’s true.  We all need this kind of meal.  Fast, easy, great tasting and nutritious all at the same time.  Save yourself time and energy and keep frozen fish on hand.  They are quick to thaw in cold water and the list is endless as to what you can do with them.  This recipe got my interest at the word wasabi.  I’m not a big lover of sushi, but I do like it occasionally.  The best part though is the wasabi and ginger.  This has both! 

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Apricot Bars

You could say that I go a little overboard sometimes when I cook.  When asked to bring a certain food I have been known to bring more than was expected.  Why would someone who cooks as much as I do act so insane?  I need help.  I know I do.  But where do you go when you are an overachiever in the kitchen?  While trying out this new recipe  GI Joe said to me, “Just how many more times are you going to make those bars?”   The truth is I was making them to take with me to the lake last month and wasn’t sure if they were good enough so I tried two recipes.  Guess what they were both good so I took both with me. 

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Watermelon, Tomato, and Basil

Where have I been?   For the last two weeks I have really been busy.  I took a trip to south Georgia with a good friend of mine and I came back with three and a half bushels of peas.  That was a job!  Then I took a beach trip with my two younger sisters.  We had a great time and I did not want to leave the sand, water, sun and the peace. It was so relaxing!  Now with just two weeks left and I will be a working girl again.  But I am not blogging about the end of the summer yet.  I’ve got two weeks!! 

I love summer for so many reasons.  Free time, no stress, tomatoes, okra, blueberries, peas, basil, watermelon, squash and the list goes on. There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold piece of sweet watermelon.  As a child I spent many hours in the backyard eating  watermelon with juice running down my chin and spitting black seeds as far as I could.  Then running through the sprinkler to get off all the stickiness or squirting each other with the hose.  What fun!   But now I am all grown up. Really.

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Crispy Skin Salmon with Fresh Orange Juice

 I love this recipe!  It is a super fast one from Cooking Light that I have run in the ground at my house because it take no time to pull together. Salmon is so versatile.  Pair it with most any of your favorite  side dishes.  I like asparagus , broccoli or squash.  Maybe even a combination of all three.    For that matter I like it right out of the pan on top of a big salad that is both delicious and nutritious.  You don’t need a lot of ingredients.  Another reason to love it.    Just pick up salmon, salt, pepper, orange juice and olive oil. The recipe calls for fresh orange juice, but Minute Maid out of the carton will work fine.   So here’s what you do.

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Cream Cheese Peach Cobbler

I am begging forgiveness before I post this pie recipe.  It is so good that you are going to want to eat the whole thing.  It is that good and I am not exaggerating.  Well, maybe a little.  You’ll  love it.  It will forever be your go to pie.  And yes,  there’s no crust to fool with.  But wait, I love a  flaky crust. So you’re asking yourself,” why does she love this pie?”  There is something about the peaches, cream cheese, and cinnamon together that makes it melt in your mouth. Get this, it calls for  canned peaches. That’s just wrong.  It is too easy if you ask me.   A big thanks to Anna for giving me this recipe a long time ago.   Now it is your turn to make this scrumptious dessert and please don’t hate me for it!

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