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Peanut Sauce


  My friend Dorina shared this with me. It has all the crack like qualities a good peanut sauce should…salty, sweet, sour, spicy. Can’t. Stop. Inhaling. It. Ingredients 4 T Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce) 3 T rice vinegar 1 T + 1 tsp light brown sugar 1/3 c chunky, natural peanut butter 1 […]

Wondering what to do with all of the fresh corn and zucchini growing in your garden??? Make these delicious savory pancakes! They would go great with a salad or with grilled chicken or fish. Quick and delicious, they’ll be your new summertime favorite! Ingredients 1 medium zucchini, grated 2 ears of corn, kernels removed 2 […]

I made this salad for a couple friends this week. I was looking for something fresh and light…something perfect for a warm summer day. The great thing about this recipe is that it allows you to make everything from scratch (roasting the chicken and bell peppers) or if you are tight on time, you can […]

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cups water 1 1/3 cups yellow cornmeal 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup slivered fresh basil leaves 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (about 4 ounces) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces) 1/2 cup tosted pine nuts (optional) […]

Cream Biscuits


Mimi introduced me to these! If you love buttermilk biscuits but don’t have the time or energy to cut butter into flour, these are your answer! These are so moist and delicious and a breeze to make! Ingredients: 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour , plus extra for the counter 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons […]

These are the best beans I’ve ever made. And yes, my grandma really did make these beans! Super easy. Sweet, tangy and full of bacon-y goodness! They will be a hit at your next BBQ! 1 Large can of Pork n’ Beans 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 Tbs. yellow mustard 1 large onion finely […]

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