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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,…
Seafood recipes (3/27/2019) - DEADRISE CHOWDER 2 Tbs. canola oil 2 c. diced celery 1 c. diced Vidalia onion ¼ c. garlic and shallots (finely chopped or puréed) 2 Tbs. cracked black pepper 1…
Good music and delicious pie enjoyed on island (3/20/2019) -   Pie socials can be traced to lavish Roman banquets during which aristocrats gorged themselves for days on exotic delicacies, fine wine and rich pastries including “huge, two and three…
Pie recipes (3/20/2019) - APPLE PIE  Carol Anne Dixon ½ c. sugar, divided ½ c. brown sugar, divided ½ c. flour, divided ½ stick margarine 2 tsp. vanilla 6-8 apples, peeled 1 deep dish…
Use your noodle (3/13/2019) - March is National Noodle Month. Yes, that’s correct. Not pasta but noodle, and there is a difference. To traditional eyes and taste buds, noodles and pasta may seem interchangeable but…
Noodle recipes (3/13/2019) - PEANUT NOODLE STIR-FRY 1 (8-oz.) package uncooked spaghetti 1 Tbs. cornstarch 1 c. vegetable broth 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter 3 Tbs. soy sauce 3 Tbs. honey 3 Tbs. brown…
Cooking for a crowd (3/6/2019) - “I love to cook and I love my kitchen—just had it remodeled,” explained Johnny Foster as he reminisced, “I learned from my mother and started in the kitchen with her,…
Recipes for a crowd (3/6/2019) - VENISON PEPPER STEAK Cut venison tenderloin in strips and cook in oil until almost done, should be a little pink in center. Drain off oil and add 2 tsp. water.…
Black Men Cooking (2/27/2019) - Twenty-four dedicated men stood, prepared and served their special dishes for the eighth annual Black Men Cooking celebration, a fundraiser held Feb. 16 by the Epsilon Eta Chapter of the…
Recipes from black men (2/27/2019) - LIVER AND ONIONS WITH GRAVY Chef Tyrone White 2 lb. beef liver 1 med. onion, peeled, sliced thin ¼ c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt (to taste) ½ tsp. black…
Chili hits the spot (2/20/2019) - For the sixth year the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad has sponsored the local Chili Cook-Off Contest, and for the sixth year it has been a tasting extraordinaire. Civic groups compete,…