Food

The Surprising Origins of 15 Italian-American Dishes

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Pasta In a bowlI stumbled upon this today and thought what an interesting read.  I have always enjoyed finding out how dishes came into being.  I thought you might enjoy this as much as I did!

Classic Italian-American food is no different. When immigrants began arriving on our shores, they couldn’t find the right ingredients and were met with palates and traditions that varied greatly from those of their paisanos back home. They adapted their food culture to these new conditions, bringing forth a menu of dishes that might seem unfamiliar or downright confusing to native Italians. But on the other hand, some old traditions lived on even though the original context for the food was long gone.

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Vegetarian Sushi Roll Dinner – fast! 

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From The Where The Blueboots Go Blog!

My husband loves sushi.  He had a bad experience once with food poisoning and rarely will order it in a restaurant now.  I have looked for a recipe for vegetarian sushi, but they all looked so complicated.  Needed ingredients that would be hard to get.  This recipe looks easy and doesn’t require anything that I haven’t seen in our store.  I am going to give it a try!

Vegetarian Sushi Roll Dinner – fast! .

Enjoy!

Marcey

7 More Uses For That Sour Milk You Have!

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Last week, I did a post on what I did with my sour milk.  I made Sour Milk Bread!  I had a pretty good response from that.  I started thinking about how lucky I was, that I only had about a cup of milk go sour.  What happens if you have a whole quart go sour?    You could make a loaf of bread with a cup of sour milk.  What do you do with the rest?  Throw it out?  Well!  I hate waste, so I went looking for some more ideas.  Here is what I found:

First off, please make a note of this information I got from the WikiHow:

Use only milk that has soured under refrigeration or forced by the addition of vinegar or lemon juice. If milk has soured sitting in the sun or near heat, discard it, as that is spoiled milk, not sour milk, and could harbor harmful bacteria.

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Sour-Milk

Here are some uses for sour milk I never knew about! 

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Glazed Maple-Mustard Tempeh Strips with Collards

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Maple Glaze Tempeh Strips With Corn and Collards Jim is really adventurous when he cooks.  He likes to try new dishes.  Mainly to try new ingredients!  This comes from him coming from a family that ate steak 6 times a week with a pot roast on Sunday.  And no, the steak was not filet mignon!   It was just what his dad liked and so his mom ate it. 

Jim did change that when he got into his teens.  He learned how to cook and then just made what he wanted.  At first it was just him eating his cooking.  Then his parents and sister would sneak little tastes of everything.  By the time I met him, they had a lot more variety in their meals.

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The Easiest Eggs & Toast…Maybe Ever

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From The Blog Eat Drink Savor Repeat!

 

I Love Breakfast!  I can’t say this enough.  I will eat a breakfast meal at any time in the day.

When I saw this post and just had to read it.  EDSR got the recipe from a Buzzfeed article.   She tested it out and  I love how it looks!   I can almost taste the Avocado on the muffin and the eggs.  It looks absolutely great.  Please go and check it out!

 

The Easiest Eggs & Toast…Maybe Ever.

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

My Week In The Blogosphere

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Hot & HumidThis week has been one of the hottest that I can remember.  I live on Galveston Island and normally, we are in the upper 80s.  This past week, it’s been in the mid 90s.  And this without our normal Gulf Breeze.  Well all we can do is keep hydrated. 

https://marceystable.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/oh-those-hot-dog-days-of-summerwhat-to-do-to-weather-the-heat/

Thank the Lord for air conditioning.

It could be worse.  It’s been getting up over 100 in Houston  Here is an article on how to beat the heat!  Hope it helps!
 

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Alexandra’s Mother’s Peasant No Knead Bread!

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I love bread.  Bread with butter is even better!  So I am always looking for a great recipe to make.  As I have gotten older, I want not just a great recipe, I want something that is quick and easy to make.  A couple of week ago, I did a some no knead rolls that turned out pretty good.  They need some work though and I will repost on that when I get satisfactory results.

But I have a great find!  I stumbled upon Alexandra’s Kitchen!  It’s a great website with some recipes I know I will be trying.  The first one that I just had to try out was a bread, of course!  It was her mother’s ‘no knead peasant bread.”  I loved it.  Toothy with a good crumb.  It didn’t go stale overnight.  My husband like it as well.  Check it out.    Keep Reading!