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banpud_finalI was perusing food blogs today, as usual, and I came across one where someone who grew up in the Midwest was extolling the virtues of southern cuisine. Pimento cheese specifically. This blogger talked about how he grew up on a diet of pretty bland fare and only discovered the wonders and variety of southern cuisine after he had reached adulthood. This got me thinking. I really need to get back to what I know and do best. What I call Southern Farmhouse cooking. There are, of course, all kinds of different southern cuisines…creole, cajun, tex-mex, then there’s the whole coastal thing from the Carolinas right on around through Key West and New Orleans and more. Southern cuisine is so varied and complex, it’s even thought of by Southerners in regions of its own. Keep reading…

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frenchtoast_platedOver the years I’ve tried all kinds of french toast recipes. Ones that required the mixture to sit overnight. Ones that were stuffed with cream cheese and fruit. Ones that were baked. But I always come back to this one. It’s just so comforting. It’s not too sweet and not too eggy. It’s just plain good. Could be because it’s pretty much the same recipe my Mama used when I was growing up. There’s a lot to be said for your Mama’s recipes, you know. One of your Mama’s recipes can instantly transport you back in time which is why I like burnt fried chicken. But that’s another story. If you’d like to make your family my Mama’s quick french toast, then…

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Easy Apple Cake

applecake_final1I found this recipe a little while back on a blog, la vida en buenos aires. I thought it looked good and I had a couple of apples on hand, so I gave it a try. It really is easy and quick. I mixed it up and popped it in the oven while I was cooking supper. Took about 10 minutes of prep time.

The finished cake has an almost custard-like texture. I served it with a little whipped cream on the side, but ice cream would be good, too, or just a sprinkle of powdered sugar.  Whatever floats your boat.

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