Dec 16, 2010
Every November, Barney and I get to witness a phenomenon that never fails to amaze us!
But then I suppose you could say we are easily entertained.
Years ago we bought an Edward Hopper print at a museum store simply because we liked it. We hung it in our bedroom because the wall color in the photo seemed a similar color. Actually, when we hung it, it was the exact color, and fit there very nicely. We often discussed what was really going on in the painting, who was saying what to the other, and what the artist was trying to portray. One sunny morning in November about five years ago while we were enjoying coffee in bed, we noticed the sunlight came through our porch doors hitting the wall at the same angle as the sunlight came through the window in the painting. And sure enough, as the sun rose, it lined up with the path of the sun ray in the photo! I mean exactly! It was almost like something divine! So every year we look for it after Halloween, when the sun is low and shadows are deep, and we get just as excited when it breaks through the high window over our porch and is in perfect alignment for only a couple of days every November. (And, no, we have never moved the picture from where we originally hung it years ago.) Here is a photo...enjoy our phenomena with us.
Dec 9, 2010
Gwen's Baked Sausage Meatballs
1 (1-pound) roll hot ground sausage
1 pound ground chuck
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Worcestershire
Mix all ingredients, except Worcestershire, together with hands. Form into small (1-inch) balls and put on baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 22 minutes or till nicely browned. Remove meatballs to chafing dish or crockpot to keep warm, saving 3 tablespoons of drippings. Mix drippings with Worcestershire and a little water. Pour over meatballs. You want just enough liquid to keep meatballs from sticking to pot. Soooo Good ! Serves 10 - 20
Dec 1, 2010
Enjoy Recipes such as:
Glazed Pork Tenderloin
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup orange juice
1 (6 pound) tenderloin roast, deboned, rolled, and tied
salt and pepper to taste
Combine sugar, vinegar, mustard, cornstarch, and orange juice, and cook stirring often, until mixture thickens. Wipe the roast well with a damp cloth, and rub with salt and pepper. Place on oven rotisserie or an open oven rack and bake, basting with glaze every 20 minutes, at 350 degrees until completely done (185-190 degrees).
Nov 24, 2010
2 cups celery, diced 1 tsp baking powder
½ cup bacon grease 4 eggs, beaten
2 qts sweet corn bread crumbs 4-6 cups hot chicken broth
(3 pkgs of corn bread mix equals 2 qts) 4 eggs, hardboiled & chopped
1 ½ Tbsp salt (to taste) (or can use all 8 eggs, beaten)
½ tsp pepper (to taste)
Cook onion and celery in hot bacon grease on low heat until onion is soft but not brown. Meanwhile, mix corn bread crumbs and seasonings together. Add onion, celery, and bacon grease and the beaten eggs to the corn bread mixture and mix. Gradually add hot chicken broth to corn bread mixture, add hardboiled eggs and more seasoning if desired. Bake at 350 until brown, about 1 hour.
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Nov 16, 2010
Oct 5, 2010
I will be doing a show on QVC October 10, 2010 at 10: am on Saturday Morning Q! I'm so excited to be going again! PLEASE WATCH and let me know your opinion of the show!
Jun 16, 2010
Juicy Pig Hoagies ~ Pg. 173
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wraps ~ Pg. 177
Best Taco Seasoning Mix ~ Pg. 198
Chicken Noodle Veggie Soup Mix ~ Pg. 10
Gotcha Gazpacho ~ Pg. 70
Minute Shrimp Bisque ~ Pg. 43
Pasta Garden Salad ~ Pg. 109
Party Summer Salad ~ Pg. 101
Big Island Chicken Salad ~ Pg. 117
Really Nice Rice Salad ~ Pg. 111
Tupper’s Favorite Pimento Cheese Sandwiches ~ Pg. 145
Pink Cloud Bing Cherry Pie ~ Pg. 210
Moose Shots ~ Pg. 212
Why don't you plan to call in and tell us how you like this newest addition to the "Fast & Fabulous" series. Hope to hear from you soon!
Jun 2, 2010
May 7, 2010
If you'll be out anywhere near Philadelphia, MS on Saturday (May 8th), it'll certainly be worth your while to plan to swing by Kademi gifts. Patty Roper is having a book signing from Noon till 2:30 p.m. with recipes and food to sample from Easy Parties and Wedding Celebration. At 12:30 Patty will give a special demonstration.
What a great girls day out this will be for moms and daughters. And wouldn't an autographed copy of Patty's newest book make a great Mother's Day gift?
Kademi is located at 401 Center Avenue in Philadelphia, MS. For driving directions, just call the store at 1-888-4KADEMI or 1-601-656-5400.
Patty will set up some of her elegant and imaginative party tablescapes for you to see during the Kademi booksigning.
May 4, 2010
French Cherry Pie
3 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff. Fold in crackers, pecans, and vanilla. Spread into greased 9-inch pie plate and bake 35 minutes. Cool.
Cream sugar and cream cheese; add vanilla and fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust, top with pie filling, and chill. Yield: 8 servings.
Apr 29, 2010
You'll be able to sample some of the delicious party recipes Patty includes in her book, as well as view creative tablescapes. Jennie's Flowers & Gifts is located at 150 East College Avenue in Holly Springs. For directions or more information, call them at (662) 252-4831.
Mar 26, 2010
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Mar 10, 2010
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A Great Make-ahead Meal!
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 (14-ounce) packages frozen gumbo vegetable mix
(Mix contains okra, onions, celery, and bell pepper)
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup quick-cooking rice
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 bay leaf
2 (6-ounce) packages grilled chicken strips, cut up
1 (6 1/2-ounce) can crabmeat, drained (or fresh)
Saute garlic in hot oil. Stir in flour till slightly brown. Add chicken broth, vegetable mix, tomatoes, rice, seasoning, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes, or till okra is tender. Stir in chicken and crabmeat; heat thoroughly. Serves 6.
(From Fast and Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, page 54)
Feb 22, 2010
Join us tonight and plan on phoning in if you've already got our new book. I'd love to talk to you on air!~Gwen
Feb 15, 2010
We were so pleased that Kara Kimbrough's recent Super Bowl article for the Madison County Herald featured our recipes!
In the Feb. 6th feature about Marlana Walters, all three of the recipes listed in the article came either from our newest release, Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, or our cookbook Fast & Fabulous Party Foods and Appetizers. They picked out some of our favorite recipes to use.
In the article, Marlana talked about making White Chili in a Bread Bowl, Blue Cheese Burgers, and Black-Bottom Toffee-Top Cheesecake Bars. I'm going to give you the White Chili recipe here today. If you'd like the others, just click here to read the whole article.
White Chili in a Bread Bowl
1 cup chopped onion
1-2 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, drained
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons oil
2 (16-ounce) cans Great Northern beans
4-5 cups chicken broth
1-2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 (7-ounce) package grilled chicken strips, chopped
6-8 individual round loaves sourdough bread
Cook onion, chilies and garlic in oil in Dutch oven till onion is tender. Stir in beans, brother and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Slightly mash beans to thicken. Add chicken; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer.
Hollow out sourdough loaves; spoon chili into bread bowls. Top with sour cream. Serves 6-8.
Recipe from Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley, Quail Ridge Press.