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Couscous

Couscous with Vegetables

 

 

Couscous with Vegetables

   Couscous

Couscous originates from North Africa and is made from dried semolina or durum wheat. It is formed into small pellets then dried until ready to be used. Traditionally, the process of making couscous was very labor intensive and required many hours of hand rolling and . . . → Continue reading Couscous

Crème Caramel

Creme Caramel

 

Creme Caramel

 

Crème Caramel

The ultimate dessert – creme caramel is deliciously smooth and creamy with a beautiful presentation.

Creme Caramel is very much like Spanish flan, both have a smooth, tender custard baked with a caramel sauce, but the ingredients and proportions vary giving the custard a slightly different . . . → Continue reading Crème Caramel

Authentic Spanish Flan

Spanish Flan

Spanish Flan

     

Flan

 Smooth and creamy flan.

Spanish Flan is very much like the French version of Creme Caramel, but with slight variations giving it a different texture. Try them both!

  Ingredients:

1 c granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 – 14oz can sweetened . . . → Continue reading Authentic Spanish Flan

Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions

Sweeteners

Sweeteners

    When choosing sweeteners for cooking, baking or even table use, it is important to understand some of the differences and how they can affect the flavor of different foods.   For example, molasses brings a very distinct flavor and texture to baked goods and no gingerbread would ever be quite . . . → Continue reading Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

Honey

Honey

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

The flavor, color and aroma of honey will vary depending on the type . . . → Continue reading How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

Fruit Compote

Triple Berry Compote

Triple Berry Compote

  

 Fruit Compote

 A perfect combination of fruit in it’s own natural syrup. Perfect for topping angel food cake, ice cream, homemade yogurt or pound cake.

  Ingredients:

4 c. frozen mixed berries with their juice, thawed

1 c. sugar or 3/4 c. honey

2 tsp . . . → Continue reading Fruit Compote

Homemade Yogurt

Bowl of Yogurt

 

A Bowl of Homemade Yogurt Topped with Fruit Compote

  

Homemade Yogurt

Delicious and nutritious homemade yogurt.

Almost everyone loves yogurt, especially kids, but it can be expensive. There’s no reason to pay those high prices when you can easily make yogurt at home for just pennies. Not only is it easy, . . . → Continue reading Homemade Yogurt

What Are Grits?

Grits are a staple food in any southern kitchen. The most popular way to serve grits in the south is with a pat of butter and seasoned with salt and pepper. Another popular version is shrimp and grits; this is an amazing combination that you need to experience in order to truly appreciate. Grits . . . → Continue reading What Are Grits?

Perfectly Creamy Grits

Perfectly Creamy Grits

Perfectly Creamy Grits

  Perfectly Creamy Grits

Delicious grits every time!

 

Ingredients:

     2 cups water

     1/2 cup Old Fashioned Grits (not quick-cooking)

     1/4 tsp salt

 

Directions: Bring water to a brisk boil in medium sauce pan. Slowly stir in grits and . . . → Continue reading Perfectly Creamy Grits