Fruit Cobbler

Filling:6 cups fresh or frozen fruit 2½ cups sugar Pastry:2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt¾ cup vegetable shortening⅓ to ½ cup ice water½ cup butter, melted½ to ¾ cup sugar Combine fruit and sugar. Let stand for a day or overnight to allow formation of juices. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt.…

Fresh Tomato Tart

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell3 large ripe tomatoesSeasoned saltFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil½ cup mayonnaise½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese2 cloves garlic, crushed½ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup cracker crumbs Place pastry in 10-inch tart pan and prick with fork tines. Bake according to pastry package directions until done. Let stand…

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Complement this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and French style green beans. 1 medium onion, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped1 tablespoon unsalted butter1½ cups crumbs from day-old French bread½ cup milk2 pounds ground sirloin2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 eggs, lightly beaten1½ teaspoons saltFreshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder¼ teaspoon dried thyme2 bayleaves…

Shrimp Remoulade with Fried Green Tomatoes

1 cup minced onion½ cup Chopped green onion3 cloves garlic, pressed¾ cup vegetable oil¼ cup tarragon vinegar½ cup brown Creole mustard2 teaspoons salt¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons paprika2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and boiledGreen tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick;     enough tomatoes to allow for 3-4 slices per portion¼ cup all-purpose flour¼ cup cornmealSalt and black pepper to…

Apple Butter

Apple butter is a favorite at my house on cold Winter mornings. It's delicious with hot Kentucky biscuits. ½ bushel apples4 pounds sugar2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon salt¼ cup red hots candies Preheat oven to 325°. Peel, core and quarter apples and cook in Dutch oven over low heat until tender. Juice…

Blue Cheese And Garlic Burgers

2 pounds ground chuck4 ounces blue cheese2 Tablespoons garlic, minced and drizzled with olive oilsea salt and freshly ground pepper1 loaf of good Italian bread, halved and cut into 4 sections Preheat your grill. Form the meat into 8 equal balls. In 4 of the balls press them down making an indentation for an ounce…

Asparagus and Eggs Au Gratin

1 cup cracker crumbs½ cup mild cheddar cheese, grated½ cup American cheese, gratedBechemel sauce (recipe follows)4 hard cooked eggs2 cup steamed asparagusSalt and pepper to tasteSprinkle ½ of the crumbs in the bottom of a buttered casserole dish. Mix the cheeses with the well seasoned bechemel sauce. Place alternating layers of hard cooked eggs, asparagus…

Corn Bread Salad

2 small packages jalapeño corn bread mix (these are normally sold in bags)1 green onion, chopped1 green bell pepper, chopped2 tomatoes, chopped1 (16 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained1 cup shredded cheddar cheese8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled1½ cups mayonnaise½ cup sour cream½ teaspoon chili powderPepper to tasteAvocado slices Prepare the cornbread using the directions…

Asparagus Parmesan

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche 1 bunch fresh asparagus½ cup heavy whipping cream2 to 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (½ to ¾ cup) Steam asparagus just until tender. Heat the heavy cream with the cheese just until the cheese melts. Pour over hot buttered asparagus and serve.

Cherry Chip Nut Bread With Cherry Spread

Bread2 cups flour1 cup buttermilk1 cup chopped pecans1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)2 eggs, beaten4 Tablespoons (stick) unsalted butter, softened1 cup maraschino cherry juice1 Tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup chopped, drained maraschino cherries Cherry Spread4 ounces cream cheese, softened4 Tablespoons (stick) unsalted butter, softened1 cup cherry preserves1…