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Birthday Pie

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“Fit For A King” Pie Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 50 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell ?3 eggs ?3/4 cup sugar ?3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ?1 cup light corn syrup ?3 tablespoons flour ?1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Skillet Diaries™Flavors of Home

Cookbook Connections A Personal Side to Research   Abby Fisher and I followed similar paths a century apart. Mobile…Missouri… San Francisco. This week at the Schlesinger Library, I touched this original 1881 edition…took a deep breath and said “thank you.” … Continue reading

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Quick Hummus

Hummus Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: about 2 1/2 cups Ingredients1 can (15 to 17 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (15 to 17 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed  1/3 cup tahini, see note 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Pea Calas (Fritters)

Black Eyed Pea Calas (Fritters) Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 12 Pieces Ingredients1/2 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon frozen black-eyed peas, thawed 2 1/2 teaspoons prepared Creole seasoning 1/2 cup leftover … Continue reading

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Celebration Muffins

Celebration Muffins Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients1 cup each: yellow cornmeal, flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to … Continue reading

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Best Black-Eyed Peas and Smoked Sausage Over Rice

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VEGETABLES/BEANS Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings If hot smoked Creole sausages are not available in your area, Spanish smoked chorizo or Portuguese chourico & linguica come closest to the exquisite … Continue reading

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Salmon Appetizers

Salmon Appetizer Muffins Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 2 dozen muffins Ingredients1 can (14 ounces) salmon, drained, flaked, any cartilage and skin discarded 2 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Stephens College Butterscotch Brownies

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Butterscotch Brownies Prep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 22 minutes Yield: 18-24 medium brownies Caution: indulge in only small bites of my favorite dessert. Back in the day, these were a direct cause of my freshman 15.IngredientsIt’s very important to follow … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cousins

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DESSERTS: COOKIES Ingredients5 cups flour 2 teaspoons each: ground ginger, baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter 1/4 cup shortening 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup molasses 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Perfect Pie Crust from Grandmother

Perfect Pie Crust from Grandmother Prep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts Ingredients2 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled … Continue reading

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