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Early Summer Recipe

Late Spring and early Summer is the prime time to find green tomatoes at the Farmers Market. What exactly are green tomatoes? There are two types of green tomatoes, those that are green when fully ripe (generally heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Here are two recipes for a favorite dish using this seasonal fruit. Fried Green Tomatoes 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk kosher salt fresh ground black…

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Lemon Trifle

Lemon Trifle 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup granulated sugar 12 -ounces cream cheese, softened One 8-ounce jar prepared lemon curd 2 cups heavy cream 22 hard ladyfinger cookies 3 cups mixed raspberries and sliced strawberries Powdered sugar, for garnish Whipped cream, for serving   In a small measuring cup, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and 1/4 cup water until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside. Place the cream cheese, lemon curd and heavy cream in a…

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Making Marshmallows

The Making of Marshmallows & Memories – Family Holiday Traditions By Karyn Miller Reprint from October 2013   The scents of the cool fall air always spark different emotions and trigger memories for me. As a child, once the Trick-or-Treat candy was consumed (or otherwise mysteriously disposed of), my family got to work on the next series of events. Football, Homecoming, a few fall birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day inspired us and gave us all something pleasing to…

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How About Pancakes?

by Jo Ann Miller (Karyn’s mom) Well, how about them? You’ve probably eaten some version of them most all of your life, and  have not given  a second thought to the fact that this quick bread has been around on this earth about as long as any food made with grain. Crushed grain mixed with a liquid and baked on a hot stone was probably the first pancake (or stonecake.) In the United States we call them flapjacks, pancakes, griddlecakes…

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Flat Irons and Red Cabooses

Fall Favorites – Flat Irons and Red Cabooses Gourmet Gallery is offering our first Flavors of Fall cooking class for 2010 on Saturday, September 18 Soups, Stews, and Chilies Class. Check out our website for more information at www.GourmetGalleryWaco.com. It takes so little for me to get excited about Autumn. The slightest change in weather stirs that expectant waiting of warming comfort foods, colorful leaves, football, fall picnics, red wine. To celebrate the harbingers of Fall, Jo Ann, Caryl, Molly,…

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Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart

Yesterday, Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Megan Lasiter conducted a fun pre-Easter class for us, “Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart.” What a refreshing breath of air for Spring! Although her recipes are tried and true, she added just a bit of pinache to keep her audience interested. Among her recipes in this demostration class were pate sucre ( translates, “sugar paste” but is actually a slightly sweetened pastry tart), whiskey pecan tart, lemon meringue tart with Italian meringue, pastry…

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