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Vegetable Crudités Platter

Vegetable Crudités Platter by Mary Frances Hart

Here is a platter that was successful at a Thanksgiving dinner. Use whatever is in season and colorful.

5 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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Creole Shrimp Salad

Creole Shrimp Salad by Amos Miller

The perfect main dish for brunch, a salad for dinner, or an appetizer! This New Orleans-inspired salad will please everyone who loves shrimp served in a deliciously refined way. Incorporating the traditional 'Holy Trinity' of Cresent City cooking (with a modest, yet elegant modification), celery, Bell pepper and, in this recipe,…

3 votes
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Lamb Meatball and Fava Bean Tagine / Morocco

Lamb Meatball and Fava Bean Tagine / Morocco by Amos Miller

This is truly a hand-crafted meal - it takes time. I know that only the most devoted will make this. But it is nothing short of spectacular and was my favorite Spring dish. I'd eat it weekly. This is how I recall Mina made for me when I lived in Marrakech. I'm sharing it just because it is a personal favorite and, for guests,…

5 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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Asian-inspired Mini-Meatballs

Asian-inspired Mini-Meatballs by Amos Miller

A perfect appetizer, great hot or cold, and can be easily made the day before the party in a large crock pot. All you’ll need is toothpicks and tiny plates! I’ve built upon an interesting recipe I found for meatballs with a teriyaki sauce and the inclusion of, yes, dried cranberries. This was so tasty when I first made my…

3 votes
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Chicken Wings or Drummies - Orange Glazed

Chicken Wings or Drummies - Orange Glazed by Amos Miller

Just make PLENTY for those Bowl Games! I had one trim couple eat 4 lbs and then look for more. This is very simple, but does take some lapsed time because I bake the wings, so the skin is crisp, yet the meat is moist and very tender. No eggs, flour, oil or milk are used in this recipe. This recipe makes enough glaze to coat…

2 votes
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Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce

Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce by Amos Miller

If you don't care for the tart tang of cranberries - try this. My dear friend, Gail, serves this dish her way frequently and everyone likes it because it is sweet & spicy and just tangy enough. A great condiment. I've modified Gail's recipe a tad and share it with you. Cranberries will no longer be a Thanksgiving side dish. This…

4 votes
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Texas Chuck Wagon Chili (with Venison or Beef)

Texas Chuck Wagon Chili (with Venison or Beef) by Amos Miller

I originally made this with chuck roasts that I would trim out and dice into 1/4 inch cubes. Yes, you will form a blister or two - but it is well worth it. In 1987, this chili, I'm pleased to say, was judged best by members of the Chicago Fire Department in a Chicago Chili Cookoff. This is truly a Texas Chuck Wagon Chili: no…

2 votes
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Creole Rice Pudding

Creole Rice Pudding by Amos Miller

NEVER throw day-old rice away! Next time you have that extra-large Chinese take out and you have some of that white rice left over, you have the base of a fabulous rice pudding, New Orleans-style! This is NOT the junk you have to choose from for dessert ("jello, rice pudding, sherbet") after the regrettable meal at the greasy spoon…

7 votes
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Millet Steamed Cake

Millet Steamed Cake by kristy

It's a healthy gluten-free goodie for everyone at anytime!

2 votes
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Cherry Winks ~ Classic Cookies

Cherry Winks ~ Classic Cookies by Amos Miller

This is the original recipe for a cookie that won the 2nd Pillsbury Bake Off. They contain dates, pecans, maraschino cherries, cornflakes and a kiss of vanilla extract. I have followed the original recipe but you G-F members will see my modifications for you in the Ingredints below. I've adapted the recipe for gluten intolerant…

1 vote
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Sweet Beet & Bacon Deviled Eggs

Sweet Beet & Bacon Deviled Eggs by New School of Cooking

Give your eggs some va-va-voom this Easter and dress them up in bright pink…no artificial dye required! Thank goodness for beet juice, not only will it give your deviled eggs a more complex flavor, it will also brighten up your appetizer display and who doesn’t want an instagram worthy food post? Also, we took great please in adding…

1 vote
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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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Easy Risotto & Gourmet Mushrooms

Easy Risotto & Gourmet Mushrooms by Amos Miller

Risotto scares too many cooks. It's really a simple dish, though not commonly served at the American dinner table - unless you have some (usually Northern) Italian blood in your family. When done with care, risotto can be a sublime accompaniment to all types of dishes. In fact, you can add all types of things to a risotto to…

2 votes
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