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Soul Foods

Many people have asked me what “soul food” is. There are as many different opinions on it as there are people in the world, it seems.The term its self first came into the language in the 1960s, used mostly by African-Americans living in the urban areas of the North to describe the foods that were …

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Bananas Foster

This is my version of this famous New Orleans dessert which was invented by Ella Brennan, Chef Owner of the legendary New Orleans restaurant “The Commander’s Palace.” The recipe is easy, but requires flaming, and you should read the safety instructions carefully before attempting it.4 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise4 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 cup dark brown …

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Autumn Butter

Delicious any time of year.1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice1/4 cup heavy cream1 cup softened butterMix together in medium bowl. Serve on hot biscuits or pound cake.If you like this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy this cookbook:The Jamlady CookbookAuthor: Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker AlfeldPublished by: Pelican Publishing Company; Number of Pages: 288Price: …

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Low Country Recipes

The Coastal Plain of the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina is called The Low Country by the folks who live there. It’s a place of rare beauty and friendly people who have a natural way of making you feel at home. Charleston is the Capitol of the Low Country, a beautiful city where it’s easy …

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Muffaletta Sandwich

Makes 6 servings.3 large garlic cloves, crushed1 cup chopped green olives stuffed with pimientos1 cup pitted and chopped “black-ripe” olives or Calamatas1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped1 cup olive oil3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar1/3 lb. salami1/2 lb. provolone cheese1/2 lb. mild cheese1/3 lb. mortadella1/3 lb. prosciuttoCook’s note: The roasted red …

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Cake Baking Tips

Ingredients:Invest in good chocolate, fruit fillings, nuts etc. You will taste the difference if you start with the best ingreedients.Always use fresh eggs. Eggs separate best when cold, but egg whites whip up best at room temperature.Butter gives the best flavor.A cake is a treat. Live a little!Mixing:Prepare all the necessary ingredients.Before mixing the batter, …

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Muffaletta Bread

1 cup warm water (110 degrees)1 Tbsp. sugar1 package active dry yeast (about 1 Tbsp.)3 cups bread flour1 1/2 tsp salt2 Tbsp vegetable shorteningSesame seedsIn a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine water and sugar. Stir inyeast. Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.In a food processorfitted with the steel blade, combine 3 cups flour, …

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Cajun-Creole Recipes

Highway 61 rises from mists as gray as the uniforms of the men who once fought here as it leaves Vicksburg. Meandering through the Mississippi Delta, you pass through hundreds of sleepy towns on your way to the city that never sleeps The Big Easy – New Orleans!Click here to access the recipes page.Being a …

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Best Backpacking Cookware

Choosing the correct cookware to take with you on a backpacking trip can be a tricky business.It’s probably not the main thing you’re considering as you pack up to go wandering. But it’s important. Cookware is essential but you don’t want it to get in the way or take up a lot of space. You might …

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