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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 sieving before . . . → 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 texture. . . . → Continue reading Crème Caramel

Authentic Spanish Flan

Flan

       

Authentic Spanish Flan

   Smooth and creamy flan is the perfect dessert for just about any occasion.     Spanish Flan is very much like the French version of Creme Caramel, but with slight variations which give it a somewhat different texture and its own unique flavor. . . . → 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 the . . . → Continue reading Comparing Sweeteners and Substitutions

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

Honey

     

How to Substitute Honey for Sugar

  The flavor, color, and aroma of honey will vary depending on the type of flowers the bees used when gathering nectar. This nectar is then used in making honey. The fructose provides the sweet flavor in honey, while the nectar adds its . . . → 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 corn starch 1 T . . . → Continue reading Fruit Compote

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt with Fruit

       

Homemade Yogurt

  Delicious and nutritious, homemade yogurt beats store-bought any day! Who doesn’t love yogurt? It’s popular with both adults and kids, but it can also get expensive. There’s no reason to pay those high prices when you can easily make yogurt at home for just pennies. . . . → 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 salt. Reduce heat to low and cover . . . → Continue reading Perfectly Creamy Grits