Monthly Archives: August 2020

Christmas Tree Cake (Nigella’s Spruced Up Vanilla Christmas Cake)

We first made this Christmas, 2010 and it was perfect. So dressy but so easy. It has a great flavor (much like pound cake). Since then, it has become a tradition for Banks and Warner to make it “snow” by … Continue reading

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Banana walnut muffins

2 bananas 1/8 cup agave 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon acv 4 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Mash banana. Add eggs and vanilla agave baing soda, vinegar, butter … Continue reading

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Homemade popcorn

Matthew was amazed at this. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a heavy lidded pan. Heat oil on medium high and add a few kernals. When they pop the oil is ready.  Add kernals until a single … Continue reading

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Pie Crust

from Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced 1/4 cup ice water In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, … Continue reading

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George’s Blue Cheese Dressing

He made this a lot when we lived on Brown Street. He crumbled some blue cheese in a bowl, added a bit of mayo and then stirred together. He would add milk a bit at a time until he thinned … Continue reading

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Dump the following into a food processer or Vitamix blender: 1 large can of tomatoes 1 or 2 cloves of peeled garlic a medium yellow onion, rough chopped into big chunks fresh cilantro (wash it well before throwing it in) … Continue reading

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Classic potato salad

Grandma (my mom) always made it this way. It was the recipe often published in a Miracle Whip ad when she lived on Scottsdale Drive in west Knoxville. Back then, Family Circle magazine was popular and those ads appeared in … Continue reading

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