Monthly Archives: September 2011

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

VANILLA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES   3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups butter, softened 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 package (12 … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

GRANDMA’S CHOCOLATE CAKE 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups hot water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules … Continue reading

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Fried Catfish and Hush Puppies

As a youngster growing up during the Great Depression in the Tennessee hills, once in awhile we could count on having a mess of catfish and hush puppies for dinner. My mother fried them with her wood-burning kitchen stove in … Continue reading

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Raisin Pie

WHAT ARE RAISINS? Raisins are simply dried sweet grapes, of course. Until medieval times, raisins were the second in choice as a sweetener, honeybeing the top choice. At one time in ancient Rome, raisins were considered so valuable that two … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings   1 (3-pound) stewing hen 2-1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 onion, peeled and left whole 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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History of Florida’s Key Lime

History of Florida’s Key Lime   Key limes are the pink flamingos of Florida food, and they are a celebrated part of local color. Key West, Florida, is famous for its fabulous key lime pie, one of America’s best-loved regional … Continue reading

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Nassau Grits

Nassau Grits   In Pensacola, Florida, you’ll find The Coffee Cup, the place where cops and attorneys, drywall hangers and artists, dilettantes and debutantes gather to eat grits and eggs in the morning.” An adaptation of The Coffee Cups’ grits … Continue reading

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