This Southwest Sweet Potato Casserole is unlike any you have tried before. Gone are the marshmallows and sugars and in their place are tomatoes, cheese and spices.
I am throwing in a new recipe, in between all of those from my extinct Just Me, Gluten Free site. Savory Butternut Whip is perfect for Autumn. Smooth butternut squash with a tiny bit of bacon thrown in for good measure. Continue reading
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.
Living in Florida has turned me into such a locavore. I get a huge kick out of seeing the little “Fresh from Florida” signs all over the produce department next to fruits and vegetables that I know the rest of the country hasn’t even started planting. These are things I rarely paid attention to even just a couple of years ago. You can imagine what it’s like to have strawberries in February or tomatoes in March. Now that it’s May, it’s corn on the cob season and that means enjoying some good ole Southern Creamed Corn made with Florida Sweet Corn.
Once you have had homemade creamed corn, you will never, ever in a million years, buy it canned again. There is no comparison. In fact, on the night I made this for dinner, my son happened to notice the corn cobs in the kitchen garbage right before bedtime. He came to me and said, “I knew that had to be fresh corn tonight, it was just so delicious.”
Southern Creamed Corn
8 ears fresh corn, husked, corn sliced from the cob
1 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
1 Tbsp flour (I used gluten free all-purpose flour mix)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp bacon fat or olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
In a large bowl, toss the corn with the agave, flour, salt and pepper. Combine the half and half with the water and add to the corn. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the bacon fat or olive oil. Add the corn mixture to the pan. Cook, covered over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter.
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Creamed Spinach like you find at Boston Market or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is super simple to make homemade.
I love spinach. You can serve it to me raw or cooked, fresh or frozen (canned is more meh, but I will eat it), fancy or unadorned. I love it hidden or in plain sight. And even though I grew up watching Popeye reruns after school, I liked before I knew it could make me have bulging forearms. Actually, I am a little glad that I never ate enough to get those bulging forearms, but still, I love my spinach! Continue reading
The University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Frozen Food Foundation, conducted a study that revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables are most often (or generally) nutritionally equal to – and in some cases better than – their fresh counterparts. For the study each fruit and vegetable was analyzed under the following conditions: frozen (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after 10 and 90 days of storage in a freezer) and fresh-stored (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after three and 10 days of storage in a refrigerator) Continue reading
I am all about trying new things, but like I said in my last post, sometimes it takes baby steps for me or my kids to like things. Kale straight up is one of those things that the kids balk at. They like Kale Chips, I think because of the crunch and salt. A dish that starts with the word Kale, though, sends up red flags in their brains. Continue reading
I am not usually a turnip fan. My mother used to serve them plain, mashed with butter. I hated their strong flavor. Now that I am a grown up, thought, I can appreciate that turnips have redeeming value. They are full of vitamins, dietary fiber, even calcium. So I am trying to like them, through baby steps. Continue reading