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Lewis County Recipes: Coconut Pound Cake

Summer spells all things delicious. The vegetables are coming in from the garden, and the fruit is ripe for the picking. I enjoy the flavors this time of year, and there is no limit to what one can...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor's Onion Pie

I'm currently reading Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor's book, "Vibration Cooking: Or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl". This book takes the reader on a trip to the low country region of South...

 

Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Farro, Pecorino, and Dates

It's Spring, the season that welcomes back salads each year. I usually don't post recipes with kale as an ingredient, as folks stop reading when they see the word "kale". But getting this super-food d...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Tomato Hamburger Soup

You know those recipes you read, and think: "This can't be good - it's too easy." This is one of those deceiving recipes, but it is absolutely terrific. If you have ten minutes to prep, your slow...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

As a child, friends and I loved Velveeta Dip. Back then, it was a can of Rotel, and one block of Velveeta cheese melted in a pan on the stove, and we were set for Saturday night movie snacks. Because...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Chicken and Dressing

In light of next week's most delicious holiday, I'd like to share my family's most-loved Thanksgiving recipe. Mrs. Ruth Phillips Bumpas was an amazing cook at my childhood church. I grew up eating...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Teddie's Apple Cake

This is one of those recipes with real provenance, and real reviews to back it up. Teddie's Apple Cake appeared in the New York Times in 1973 in an article by Jean Hewitt. The recipe was republished...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Stuffed Salmon New Orleans with Spicy Sausage and Lump Crab Dressing

Main Ingredients four salmon filets 16 deveined, peeled raw shrimp Ingredients for sauce 1 cup heavy cream 12-14 ounces white wine 1 tablespoon of whole peppercorns two minced garlic cloves a dash...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Easy Candied Apple Slices

Thinking about big, juicy candied apples for Halloween? Delicious, and so festive, these treats make an impressive Fall presentation. That's a lot of apple-dipping for a crowd, when it's much easier,...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Chocolate Banana Bread

There's nothing quite like the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. Whether it's a soft loaf of sour dough bread, my grandmother's Friendship Bread, or a simple loaf of sweet bread like this...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

When I need to feed a small crew on week nights, I reach for this tamale casserole dish. Super-quick, super-tasty, and a great way to get a meal on the table for a small crowd. I used GF cornmeal mix...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

It's finally here. Fall is upon us, and I'm ready to make soup! This is one of my favorites, and I have adapted it to my tastes. I included the changes I make below if you would like more tips. One ch...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Rustic Honey Cake

My favorite season of the year is just around the corner, and I look forward to all the wonderful things Fall represents: pumpkins, apple cider, candied apples, cozy sweaters, brilliant foliage,...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Mexican Street Corn Off the Cob

Food is a memory maker, and there's nothing more adventurous than trying new food from a different culture. This recipe brings back fond memories of a trip I took with my grad school professor and...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Healthier Nutter Butter Cookies Dunked in Chocolate

Nothing says a perfect marriage like peanut butter and chocolate. As I get older, I'm constantly working on ways to make my childhood favorites healthier so I can continue to enjoy them guilt-free....

 

Lewis County Recipes: Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

Here's one for the busy moms now that school is back in session. Kids love cheeseburgers and pasta, so they will love this dish. This recipe can be made simply like the kids enjoy their food, or a...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Baker Deb's Cold-Brewed Mocha Latte

I spend a lot of time with my friend, Deb, in the kitchen. This usually generates conversations about recipes, brands of food, and cost-of-items at the store, versus cost-to-make at home. Deb makes a...

 

Lewis County Recipes: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I've loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter my whole life. Some things just go better together; I'd say these two companions are at the top of that list! These bars are easy, decadent,...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

I remember my college days, fumbling around in the kitchen without a clue how to cook. My boyfriend's mom at the time took me under her wing. Mrs. Sylvia was an amazing lady, and an incredible cook....

 

Lewis County Recipes: Cucumber Avocado Salad

By now, your garden is exploding with vegetables, and you're probably sharing the bounty with neighbors. Michelle Purdon, friend and fellow Mississippian, shared her favorite use of garden...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

Cabbage is used a lot in my kitchen. Easily purchased all year, it's also cheap and versatile. This casserole is a keeper for your recipe box. Be sure to get your cabbage mixture seasoned well with...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Stuffed Mushrooms

This week's recipe comes from a lady who makes the best jams and jellies. I tell her all the time to franchise.... it's that good. Thank you for sharing this recipe with readers, Tiffany "The Jam...

 

Lewis County Recipes: Fried Onion Patties

I grew up next door to one of the South's finest cooks. Aunt Velma watched over me and fed me meals while my parents were at work. That turned out great, because that lady was an amazing cook....

 

Lewis County Recipes: Juicy Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer like a fresh, juicy watermelon. Growing up in north Mississippi, it seemed everyone had a patch of watermelon and cantaloupe in their gardens, and we ate from those gardens daily....

 

Lewis County Recipes: Browned Butter Red Potatoes

If you're looking for a super-easy potato recipe you can make at home, or while camping, these potatoes are delicious. I have begun using red potatoes a lot more due to their delicious flavor. I also...

 

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