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Sweet Potato Chiplote Bisque

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The last time I posted this soup, I was whining, because the weather was in the 60s and going to drop to the 50s.  Right now it is 50 degrees and going lower.  Tomorrow will be even colder.  This is our winter right now.  So what better than a bowl of Sweet Potato Chipotle Bisque?  Pure comfort food for Jim and me!

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

Jim and I have been hibernating today.  The after effects of Hurricane Patricia are still with us.  Who would have thunk that a hurricane in the Pacific would have this big an impact?  It’s been raining since early yesterday morning.  We go a lot of rain.  Not the 18 inches that had been expected.  But a good amount.  Overall, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.  Some flash flood warnings.  If you are smart, you just stay home.

One good thing that happened was that with all the heavy winds, most of the dead fronds came off my palm trees.  Those trees is about 50 feet tall and still growing.  I had been planning on getting my tree guy to come and clean off the tree for winter.   Not now.

With the rains the temperature is dropping.  It’s about 66 now and will get a lot cooler.  Jim just told me that the wind was 37 miles per hour.  This is not our usual October weather.  It is definitely soup weather.  I pulled out my recipe for Sweet Potato Chiplote Bisque.  I have been making this soup for awhile.  I actually do it in the summer.  It is such a great soup.  I love the sweetness of the potato with the kick from the chipotle pepper. 

I originally got the recipe from Creative TV’s show ‘Vegan Mashup’.  So yes, this is all vegan.  You can use regular dairy products and it will turn out fine.  Later I found the recipe on line at The Vegan Latina. Read the rest of this entry »

Sloppy Joes — Bubs’ Kitchen

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From Bub’s Kitchen!

I was web surfing yesterday(yes on New Years Day) and came across something old.  Sloppy Joes!  I use to love them when I was a kid.  When I made them.  My mom’s sloppy Joes were definitely different.  This recipe is reminiscent of how I made them.  I think that you will love this recipe!

Thanks Bub!

Marcey

Let me start by saying… these ain’t your mama’s manwiches and you’ll never use jarred, canned, or packaged sloppy joe mix again. These are hearty, rich, and full of flavor. Since my husband and I became pescetarians I haven’t even thought about making sloppy joes, but when I saw Beyond Meat crumbles in the grocery […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing for a Well-Dressed Salad

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I have a kid who goes through ranch dressing like ketsup! Oops, I mean he uses ranch like ketsup. He puts it on burgers. Eggs. Baked potatoes. Anything!

Go figure. Though I realize that I had food quirks that drove my mom nuts when I was a kid. And no. I am not telling you what they were. I guess this is some form of payback?

Well! This recipe looks wonderful. I am definitely going to give this a try. Sneak it in somehow!

Enjoy!
Marcey

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The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain’t an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

The best-dressed salads, steamed and roasted vegetables, pasta and even nachos are all wearing homemade ranch dressing: It ain't an American classic for nothing. Add jalapeno, chipotle, roasted garlic or finely minced kimchi to up the ante.

You know the saying, “Manners maketh man”? Well, it is my firm belief that dressings maketh salad. This might not be strictly true, but dressings and sauces can certainly be deal-breakers.

Dressings and sauces are the pearl necklace, Louboutins, or Hermes scarf to a simple salad. Or they should be. It’s that just-so accoutrement that if got wrong ruins the whole look – or taste, but if spot-on is dead-right. And not showy about it. Plain iceberg with a fab homemade dressing will always beat a fancy plate of heritage this and thats dressed with emulsifier- and thickener-filled shop bought. Always.

Making your own dressing or sauce – this one does double duty – is…

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Apple Pie Muffins One Taste & You Are Hooked!

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A repost of a recipe I did last year!

Now that it is starting to cool down here on the Gulf Coast, I am starting to thingk about baking again.  I don’t know about you, but even with the air conditioning I don’t feel like baking too much.  Between the heat and the humidity, it gets kind of oppressive. We are back in the 80’s so it time to make some goodies again.

Here are my apple pie muffins.  These are favorites for Sunday breakfast.

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

In Illinois, my sister-in-law and I would go apple picking in August or September.  We would come back with bushel backs of them.  We would make everything from apple sauce to apple j…

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Lemon poppyseed cake recipe

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From The Hungry Mum!

 

This looks like a beautiful cake! The yellow of the crumb and dots of poppy seed. I especially love the crunchiness that the poppy seeds give to dishes. I am definitely making this for our weekend!

Enjoy!
Marcey

the hungry mum

lemon poppyseed loaf cake

After a yet another raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon trees I knew a citrus cake would be in order. These lemons she grows are unlike anything I’ve ever bought: juice, plump and plenty of gorgeous flesh just begging to be grated into a sweet treat.

We have planted several citrus trees but they didn’t get the memo that they are actually meant to produce fruit. Instead they are barren, spindly looking things that need to have a long, hard look at themselves

This lemon poppyseed cake is always a hit, wherever it goes. I’ve made it many, many times and even non-cake eaters always want a slice.

I was inspired by the recipe in my beloved but now MIA cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly’s Quick Mix Cakes. Without this book I am bereft. I vaguely recall lending it to someone but I can’t recall who. If it was you, please boomerang…

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Veggie Empanadas with Chimichurri

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The first time I had Empanadas was on a trip to Colombia. The dough was made out of cornmeal. No egg. Ground beef(I wasn’t a vegetarian then). I was not much on the cornmeal. I think that I would like the flour dough in this recipe better. This is definitely a must try!

Marcey

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Christopher: ‘This is a classic Argentinian pastry that is enjoyed all across South America. Traditionally they’d be filled with beef, but we felt after our Gaucho BBQ we could probably use a break from the meat and really you can fill them with anything. We’ve gone for a healthier baked option but if you’re feeling naughty you could deep fry them.’

These empanadas take: 1 hour max

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Get it:

For the Chimichurri:

Hand a red onion, diced

A large handful of parsley, roughly chopped

Six cloves of garlic, crushed

one cup of olive oil

Half a cup of red wine vinegar

One teaspoon of dried oregano

The juice of one lemon

Salt and pepper

 

For the veggie mix:

One onion, diced

Two cloves of garlic, crushed

Three peppers of mixed colour, roughly chopped

One teaspoon of cumin

One teaspoon of paprika

One tablespoon of red wine…

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Late Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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In Texas, we have a while before we really start cooling down. This recipe looks like it would work even now during the heat of the summer. I love the veggie combinations. And cheese tortellini works for me.

I have in the past made a tortellini salad with pine nuts, broccoli, and red peppers. Often for pot luck dinners. This look like a great recipe to switch between!

Enjoy!
Marcey

More Time at the Table

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As summer wanes –– it was 50 degrees F this morning when I got up — the vegetables come in huge, lovely fragrant warm piles and a fresh, toothsome pasta salad feels perfect for supper in the lingering heat. No muss, no fuss, with fresh pasta that cooks in just two minutes; dinner is on the table faster than you can make the basil vinaigrette (thanks to David Lebovitz–scroll down for more) that simply makes this meal.

IMG_4260 Forgive the quick iPhone pic here of my very own garden bounty.

I threw this togetheras a side for some grilled chops for friends Friday night, but on Saturday Dave and I ate just this pasta with a little grilled salt and pepper baguette.  It was plenty to eat for us and probably will be for you, too.  Try this:

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