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Avocado recipes (7/2/2019) - TOMATO AND AVOCADO SALAD 3 medium tomatoes Olive oil Sherry vinegar ½ c. uncooked whole wheat orzo 1 clove of garlic A big handful of arugula ½. c. chickpeas, cooked,…
Sourdough and more (6/26/2019) - For 20 years, Polly Barnes has been making her popular sourdough bread, and for 15 of those years she has been baking it in Mathews. She has kept the same…
Bread recipes and more (6/26/2019) - SOURDOUGH BREAD Take starter out of fridge, shake it up a bit and dump in a bowl so you can feed it.  Use plastic or glass bowl and plastic or…
In charge in the kitchen (6/12/2019) - Even serving as CEO of The Bush Company and its other corporate entities, Mary Digges, known as the family cook, finds time to do a lot of cooking. “I love…
Recipes from a CEO (6/12/2019) - PECAN DELIGHTS Cream thoroughly 1 c. butter. Add: ½ c. sugar 2 c. flour 2 c. finely chopped pecans 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. water Mix well. Shape into bite-sized…
Ancient grains revealed in RCC class (6/5/2019) - Q. What is an ancient grain and why would a cooking class be offered on the subject? A. Ancient grains (some are seeds, some are grasses) are whole grains that…
Recipes with ancient grains (6/5/2019) - QUINOA AND BARLEY SALAD WITH ROASTED BELL  PEPPERS AND SIMPLE RED WINE VINAIGRETTE Simple vinaigrette: 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil  1/4 tsp. each salt and…
All about pound cakes (5/29/2019) - For the third year, the pound cake contest sponsored by the Mathews May Faire Celebration, in which 11 pound cakes were entered, proved just how very different pound cakes can…
Pound cake recipes (5/29/2019) - STRAWBERRY SWIRL CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE Janet Burgess, first place  1½ c. butter, softened 3 c. sugar 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 6 large eggs 3 c. all-purpose flour 1…
Strawberries are in season, local, ripe, and delicious (5/22/2019) - It’s the season to enjoy to the fullest what English writer Dr. William Butler said over 400 years ago; “Doubtless God could have made a better berry (strawberry), but doubtless…
Strawberry recipes (5/22/2019) - The following recipes were taken from A Day in Your Kitchen, Every Week a Day in Your Kitchen, and a New Day in Your Kitchen: all cookbooks by Betty Wrenn…
Substitutes for common ingredients can save a trip to the store (5/15/2019) - Have you ever been frustrated when baking a cake or cookies to discover there is no baking powder on hand or the buttermilk carton is empty? Have you found it…
Recipes using substitute ingredients (5/15/2019) - PARTY MEATBALLS 1 lb. hamburger ½ bread crumbs Try the substitution for 1/3 c. onion-chopped ¼ c. milk 1 extra large egg 1 Tbs. parsley 1/8 tsp. pepper Try substitution…
Preserving year-round Jan Towne makes 37 varieties, and as many ways to use them (5/8/2019) - For many who enjoy making jams and jellies, their preserving time usually arrives in late spring and ends in the fall. That does not hold true for Jan Towne of…
Recipes: Using preserves (5/8/2019) - BAKED COCONUT SHRIMP 1 lb. fresh or frozen peeled and deveined shrimp (large or medium) 1 c. flaked coconut, toasted and chopped ½ c. seasoned dry bread crumbs ¾ tsp.…
A new way of cooking – American food fascinates Lucy Weller, who is studying its preparation (5/1/2019) - She is a long way from what once was her permanent home. Now living in the United States, there is so much she wants to learn. And one of Dr.…
Lucy Weller’s recipes (5/1/2019) - PEKING DUCK 1 (4-lb.) whole duck, dressed ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg ¼ tsp. ground white pepper 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 3 Tbs.…
Historic Lancaster Tavern (4/24/2019) - The unique and interesting Historic Lancaster Tavern, located in Lancaster Court House, serves toothsome 21st century foods in an 18th century setting. The staff defines southern hospitality at its best.…
Lancaster Tavern recipes (4/24/2019) - BREAD PUDDING Servings: 18 4 loaves of raisin bread ½ gal. milk 9 eggs 9 Tbs. vanilla extract 4 c. sugar 4 tsp. cinnamon 1 lb. butter Preheat oven to…
Easter is a feast day (4/17/2019) - For Christians, Easter is a deeply religious holiday that is not always celebrated worldwide as we do in this country. With Lent having passed, Easter becomes a feast day and…
Easter recipes (4/17/2019) - APRICOT GLAZE Courtesy of  Omaha Steaks ½ c. brown sugar 1 tsp. cornstarch ½ tsp. ground ginger 1 c. apricot nectar, canned In saucepan, mix brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger.…
Saying goodbye (4/10/2019) -  Bon Voyage get-togethers are staged in many styles and fashions with beach parties, cocktail parties, receptions and more. Memories, goodbyes, and best wishes are the main topics of conversation, spiced…
Recipes for saying good-bye (4/10/2019) - CHERRY POINT LOW COUNTRY BOIL Ted Young 1 3-oz. pkg. Zatarain’s Seafood Boil Mix 1 12-oz. bottle of beer 1 lemon, cut in half 3 lb. red potatoes (med. size) 2…
Recipes from an outstanding luncheon (4/3/2019) - A festive lunch held last month at Providence Baptist Church in Ordinary raised funds for the good causes supported by the York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons.…
Here is that wonderful recipe Chefs’ symposium shows how to make Deadrise Chowder…and more (3/27/2019) - The Chefs’ Seafood Symposium held recently at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science provided “the latest information on seafood science, fisheries issues and cooking techniques,” according to Lisa Ayers Lawrence,…