Recipes by Walter Blevins (Page 2)

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Bolognese Sauce Cheap Bastid Style

Bolognese Sauce Cheap Bastid Style by Walter Blevins

In case you haven’t guessed, we like ‘sketti. All kinds of ‘sketti. ‘Sketti with meat sauce. ‘Sketti with meatballs. Baked ziti. Lasagne. ‘Sketti Abbazabba (Mrs. CB’s term for Spaghetti Carbonara. Shrimp ‘n ‘Sketti. You name it. We like it.It’s easy and it’s cheap. And I like cheap. I go through a lot of Hunt’s Spaghetti…

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Triple Ginger Cheesecake

Triple Ginger Cheesecake by Walter Blevins

Have I got your attention? Yep, I’m talking cheesecake. And I’m talking ginger. I love the taste of a good, gingery gingersnap. That little bit of bite backed up with a bit of molasses does a happy dance on my tongue. Combine a few gingersnaps with a cold glass of milk and you’ve got a great late night snack.So a while back I got…

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Feta by Walter Blevins

At least two days a week I don’t get home from work until at least 9:30 at night. On those days I’ll usually get a text from Mrs. CB asking me if I want a “Mega” when I get home.A “Mega” is short for “Mega-Salad”. This is what used to be billed by many restaurants as a “Chef’s Salad”—a concoction of lettuce and tomato with a bit of…

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Jambalaya by Walter Blevins

Before I sat down to write this today, I pulled up a You Tube video of Hank Williams and his original version of “Jambalaya”. You know, the one that starts out: “Goodbye Joe, we gotta go oh, me, oh my-o…Son of a gun, we’ll have great fun on the Bayou…”Yep, Lent just started so for Mardi Gras I just had to make up a big old batch of…

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Chinese Steak

Chinese Steak by Walter Blevins

Sometimes you just have to “change it up” just a bit. I love cooking Salisbury Steak and I love cooking Swiss Steak. Both are Midwestern comfort food classics. OK, actually what I love is eating Salisbury Steak and Swiss Steak. And a lot of people have commented in my posts that they love these dishes too.I’ve always loved cooking…

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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie by Walter Blevins

President’s Day is coming up on February 17 this year. As a kid in elementary school I recall how we were taught all about George Washington. Father of our country. “First in war. First in peace. First in the hearts of his countrymen.”And, then there was the story about how he was so honest that as a child he confessed to having…

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Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza by Walter Blevins

Here it is the first of February and I’m still sitting on leftover Christmas Ham. That’s one of the challenges of baking a 9 lb. spiral cut ham at Christmas to feed 3 people. There’s lots of leftovers.Funny though, we sure seemed to chow down on the mashed potatoes and gravy along with the pan-roasted Brussels sprouts followed by…

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham by Walter Blevins

Here we are at the end of January and I’m just getting around to writing about Christmas leftovers. Well, I’ve been busy trying to sell cars to people who want a $25,000 car for the price of a Yugo. Oh the many times I’ve wanted to say, “that just ain’t gonna happen, folks”.But, as usual, I digress. Yeah, I cooked this up a couple…

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Momma Stellas Spanish Rice

Momma Stellas Spanish Rice by Walter Blevins

According to Mrs. CB, Momma Stella made Spanish Rice fairly often and she was often drafted to be the rice “stirrer”. “I’m not much of a cook, but I was a good stirrer,” confesses Mrs. CB.So last night, I suggested making fish tacos and Mrs. CB volunteered to cook Momma Stella’s version of Spanish Rice (which is also known as Mexican…

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Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie by Walter Blevins

I have always thought the New Year should be ushered in with a special dessert—Pecan Pie. Now, I don’t know if that’s a Southern tradition or not but if it isn’t, it should be, kind of like the Southern tradition of black-eyed peas on New Years.Arguably, pecan pie is my favorite pie even though pecans a kind of pricey. But when it…

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