American Classics

Grandmother Libby’s Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

December 4, 2013

Grandmother Libby’s Spiced Oatmeal Cookies My great grandmother used to make these cookies for the holidays.  One year I asked her for the recipe, which I am delighted to share with you.  They are easy to make.  You can add raisins or leave them out.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Shortening 2...

Boston Brown Bread

November 19, 2013

Boston Brown Bread It’s so easy to make your own Boston Brown Bread that you can forget about buying those canned ones on the grocery store shelves.  I used golden raisins for this recipe, but you can use any kind of raisins or dried fruit that you like best.  INGREDIENTS...

Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

November 13, 2013

Super Easy Cranberry Sauce Please, please, please don’t buy canned cranberry sauce!  I cringe every time I see it sitting out on a holiday table.  It’s so easy to make your own and here is your Super Easy recipe to get you through the holidays.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Sugar 1...

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

November 11, 2013

Traditional Pumpkin Pie According to a recent survey Pumpkin Pie wins out when it comes to the Thanksgiving pie favorite.  2nd place goes to Apple Pie and the 3rd place goes to Pecan Pie.  I have to admit that I like Pumpkin Pie over apple and pecan although I’ve never...

Parsley Potato Salad

September 2, 2013

Parsley Potato Salad For a new twist on the traditional potato salad, try this light; fresh-tasting version that combines sliced potatoes with an oil and vinegar dressing.  INGREDIENTS 2 Pounds Small Red Potatoes 1 Finely Chopped Large Celery Stalk 1 Hard-Boiled Egg 1 Minced Garlic Cloves 4 Canned Anchovy Fillets...

Blackberry Cheesecake

July 30, 2013

Blackberry Cheesecake Today is National Cheesecake Day! I love cheesecake.  Growing up I would go blackberry picking in my neighborhood.  There was always some area with overgrown blackberry bushes. Picking up my childhood sandbox bucket I would set myself to the task of bringing home a bucketful of blackberries.  Not...

Peach & Blueberry Crisp

July 30, 2013

Peach & Blueberry Crisp Peaches and blueberries?  What could be better?  You could serve this dessert with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or English clotted cream. INGREDIENTS 8 Ripe Peaches (Sliced) 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 1 Cup...

Peachy Peach Crisp

July 18, 2013

Peachy Peach Crisp This ridiculously easy Peach Crisp recipe is just peachy.  Take advantage of all those delicious peaches out there.  Farmers’ markets are a great place to get local peaches or take a day and find a pick your own place. INGREDIENTS 6 Cups Sliced Peaches 5 Tablespoons Sugar...

Okra Tomato Soup

July 6, 2013

Okra Tomato Soup This soup is super fresh and super yummy!  If you don’t want to use beef stock then use a vegetable stock. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Peeled & Chopped Ripe Tomatoes 1 Cup Water 1 Pound Trimmed Fresh Okra 4 Cups Beef Stock or Vegetable Stock 1 Teaspoon Kosher...

Blueberry Shortcakes With Whipped Cream Cheese

July 5, 2013

Blueberry Shortcakes With Whipped Cream Cheese These shortcakes are super easy to make and delicious as either a dessert or a brunch dish.  The shortcakes are best the day they are made however. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 3/4 Teaspoon Baking...

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