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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,…
Chili recipes (2/20/2019) - BOB’S CHILI First place, Piankatank Ruritan Club 3 onions, chopped 3 green peppers, chopped 15 Italian tomatoes (Roma tomatoes) 6 jalapeno peppers, chopped 1 jar Mt. Olive Hot Banana Pepper…
Guinea barbecue (2/13/2019) - There are three main ingredients to barbecue: meat, wood smoke and flavoring (such as sauce and spices). Barbecue in its current form grew up in the South and went west…
Barbecue sauce recipes (2/13/2019) - The following barbecue recipes are from the four areas of the United States that authorities claim to be the most popular. Now for the Guinea barbecue sauce, you will have…
Black Men Cooking returns Saturday (2/13/2019) - Twenty-four men are expected to take part Saturday in the annual Black Men Cooking event held at the T.C. Walker Education Center, Gloucester. Hours are 1-4 p.m. In addition, Howard…
Bake something with cherries (2/6/2019) - Think of George Washington, cherry blossoms, and spring that will soon be here Although February, National Cherry Month, brings some heavy winter weather it also brings us one month closer…
Cherry recipes (2/6/2019) - COUNTRY CHERRY PIE About 7,000 cherries grow on an average tart cherry tree. A cherry pie is made of about 250 cherries. Thus 28 pies can be made with the…
Get ready to gorge (1/30/2019) - On Nov. 12, 1892 an event occurred that would forever be etched in sports history. Football was relatively new then. The Allegheny Athletic Association football team defeated the Pittsburgh Athletic…
Super Bowl recipes (1/30/2019) - BACON RANCH CHEESE BALL Carolyn Rowe 12 oz. cooked bacon, chopped ¼ c. chopped pecans ¼ c. chopped parsley 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese…
Well-traveled chef puts down his roots in Tidewater (1/23/2019) - “Have knives, will travel” has been Jim McCullough’s philosophy ever since he took up cooking seriously. Growing up in the small Virginia town of Washington, Jim was exposed to cooking…
Recipes from hither and yon (1/23/2019) - SEARED HALIBUT WITH SRIRACHA VINAIGRETTE AND WASABI CREAM 4 filets halibut, 6-oz. each 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper For The Vinaigrette 1/3 c. seasoned rice wine…
Hot Chocolate will hit the spot (1/16/2019) -  Have you just had a tasty cup of hot chocolate or sneaked in a chocolate candy bar for some extra energy? Chocolate hasn’t always been easy to obtain and certainly…
Chocolate recipes (1/16/2019) - MODERN VERSION OF 18TH CENTURY HOT CHOCOLATE ½ c. Hershey’s cocoa ¼ c. sugar ¼ tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg 1/8 to ¼ tsp. chili powder Mix together then add 1 c. milk,…
Down Memory Lane (1/9/2019) - The 2019 calendar brings us a new year and along with it we mark 40 years of weekly food stories in this newspaper. In these four decades there have been…
Recipes from 40 years in the Gazette-Journal (1/9/2019) - LEMON PIE Emma Daniels Crust 1 c. flour ½ tsp. salt Piece of shortening size of an egg Mix by hand until well blended. Add enough ice water, about ½…
European food traditions, music are big parts of her life (1/2/2019) - Although Janet Bowman has lived in Virginia for many years her memories of growing up and working in Minnesota are always present.  “My mother’s family was from Germany and my…
Recipes from European traditions (1/2/2019) - JELLY ROLL 4 eggs separated into 2 bowls. Add 4 to 5 Tbs. water to yolks depending on size of eggs. Add pinch of salt to whites. Beat whites until…
Good cooking (12/26/2018) - Six sources basically agree on the meaning of the word homemaker, which by the way was not in our language until 1867.   Here is the longest and most accurate…
Homemaker recipes (12/26/2018) - TANGIER CORN PUDDING Janet Burgess 1 c. sugar 3 Tbs. cornstarch 2 eggs 1 (16.5-oz.) can cream style corn 1 (13-oz.) can evaporated milk Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter an…
Plenty of cookies for Santa Claus…try these (12/19/2018) - Americans consume more than 2 billion cookies a year or 300 cookies for each person annually. Mathews Memorial Library with its annual cookie contest has added at least 350 more…
Christmas cookie recipes (12/19/2018) - ORANGE ALMOND COOKIE Joan Keith 1½ c. sliced almonds ¼ c. flour ¼ tsp. ground cloves ¼ tsp. salt 1¼ c. sugar Zest of 2 oranges, finely grated 3 large…