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Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way by Amos Miller

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them, except here I will substitute Borden's Nonesuch Mincemeat, or Robertson's (preferred) in a jar instead of homemade mincemeat. You can substitute your favorite shortening (vegetable works great) while I will use rendered leaf…

3 votes
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Cornbread, Jalapeno Maple Bacon

Cornbread, Jalapeno Maple Bacon by Amos Miller

When the daytime temperature hits around 50 degrees and the evening plunges to 30 or lower, it is time to begin the annual maple syrup processing in our neck of the woods. We use it for many things and one of them is this cornbread. I first had a jalapeno cornbread in Texas, made by my sister's cowboy husband's aunt Netha, and…

12 votes
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Beef Fajita Best Marinade

Beef Fajita Best Marinade by Amos Miller

This is fast, simple and super delicious! You should have a very hot (very) cast iron griddle or pan to do this right. I preheat the griddle and simultaneously heat a cast iron serving dish so it goes to table with that distinctive 'sizzle'. Be sure to cut the meat, after it has rested, across the grain and as thin as you can. This…

3 votes
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Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies

Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies by Amos Miller

This is an old stand-by, perfect for the holidays, for winter, for enjoying with a glass of milk, or hot coffee, tea or cocoa. The beautiful thing is that these cookies get better everyday - if you can stand to have them around without consuming them! This is a make-the-dough-one-day and bake-the-cookies-the-next project, so…

4 votes
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Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip by Amos Miller

Still snowed in and entertaining the stranded! So I tried another Ellie Krieger recipe for a game day or appetizer dip option. Even though Ellie is a registered dietician and a very dedicated health nut, I still like her recipes! Anyway, I love roasted sweet peppers and, having 3 reds on hand, some crumbled feta cheese and a lemon I…

3 votes
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Pâté with Bacon & Onion

Pâté with Bacon & Onion by Amos Miller

A "pâté" (pah-TAY) is simply a paste of meat and a fat. It can be super fancy, or, as in this recipe, super simple. Guaranteed to impress your guests. Try this next time your are looking for a 'fancy' or special appetizer that requires next to no effort. This is a basic German-style country dish. If you can't obtain a smoked liver…

3 votes
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Garbage Salad (not really)

Garbage Salad (not really) by Amos Miller

This salad will make the meal, or be the meal. Broccoli, oranges, almonds, raisins, mushrooms, onion & bacon - and a fabulous classic sweet & tangy creamy dressing! Vegetarians can substitute bac-o-bits, or not add a bacon substitute. Throwing together bits and pieces of a variety of items has long been the basis of some great…

4 votes
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Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie by Amos Miller

I have made this recipe for years. There is none better - or so I've been told by some serious and knowing Creole cooks. And while some may say "Well, it sounds just like a pumpkin pie recipe", they are sorely mistaken. This, my friends, is a Creole Sweet Potato Pie. This is the way to eat your vegetables! Vegetables and…

2 votes
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Sugar Pumpkin Curry Cream Soup

Sugar Pumpkin Curry Cream Soup by Amos Miller

We grow sugar pumpkins and after the harvest, I always break them down and puree them and pop them into the freezer for a long Winter's use. In addition to pies (of course), tarts, cookies, breads, custard and sauce - I love sugar pumpkin soup. As you can imagine, this member of the squash family is somewhat sweeter, has fewer seeds…

2 votes
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Chicken Soup to Live For!

Chicken Soup to Live For! by Amos Miller

Common, nourishing, fast & easy - unbelievably fragrant, a dish anyone can make and serve. This is a soup, "to live for"! A perfect 'comfort food'. Try this recipe just once and it will become your standard for the ultimate chicken soup recipe. I will tell you how we make it, then you can improvise to suit your pantry, your…

3 votes
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Leftover 2-Bean Stew

Leftover 2-Bean Stew by Amos Miller

A quick bite using odds & ends was WAY too delicious not to post. Forget 8-bean and even 18-bean soups - 2 cans of beans, a few veggies and a little smoked sausage turned a toss-off dish into a tasty winner! I had no intention when I threw this together to share it with anyone other than a couple of hungry mouths in the kitchen.…

1 vote
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Gluten Free Flax Pizza Dough

Gluten Free Flax Pizza Dough by Monocot

A low Carb, Gluten Free pizza crust that is Real Yummy!

1 vote
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Garlic Herbed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Herbed Sweet Potatoes by Amos Miller

TRY THIS AT EASTER - it is a signature dish! It is sweet and savory with fresh herbs, dairy products and chicken broth. This is a North Carolina recipe, naturally healthy and rich in beta-carotene, the most common plant source of vitamin A. But who cares! This is delicious, even if it is good for you...besides, sweet potatoes…

1 vote
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GF Spinach, Cheese and Tomato Pancake

GF Spinach, Cheese and Tomato Pancake by Monocot

A Nice Green Gluten Free Pancake! These are great Hott or Cold. if they are Hott. Serve with Sour Cream or Mock Sour Cream if you're trying to watch your weight. When they are Cold they are great to use in place of bread

1 vote
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Gluten Free Chocolate peanut butter Mini Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate peanut butter Mini Muffins by Monocot

Mini super Easy chocolate Peanut butter muffins. Moist and yummy. They taste even better the second day when the flavors have time to spend. Hardly any sugar is added even!

1 vote
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