Creatively Transforming Food

Month: November 2016

Herbed Oyster Dressing

Herbed Oyster Dressing

  One of my grandmother’s most memorable side dishes was her Herbed Oyster Dressing. I am her namesake and fortunately, I love to cook for my family as often as I can like she did! Although I was quite young when she became unable to […]

Sweet Potato Fluff

Sweet Potato Fluff

  Sweet Potato Fluff  is another Thanksgiving tradition passed down by Grandma Timm(Timmons). All of her children expected this, and slick dumplings, whenever she came for Thanksgiving dinner. She arrived with her apron on ready to roll!  This delectable side dish continues on in her absence on her children and grand-children’s tables. […]

Savory Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Savory Crock Pot Turkey Breast

It’s that time of year! Kelly, an 8th grade English teacher,  asked me to prepare the turkey breasts like I did last year for the school’s mentoring program, I was delighted to participate. Last year had the middle  school hallways smelling like home with 3 crock […]

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

Introduced to Baked Pineapple by my sister-in-law Barb many years ago, this has remained a must-have for my Thanksgiving table. A little bit of sweet to compliment the savory, I always say. Simple ingredients for an impressive side dish with which your little assistants could help. All you […]

Sausage Biscuits

Sausage Biscuits

  Thanksgiving morning is bustling with activity in the kitchen as side dishes and turkey are being prepped for the feast. Sausage Biscuits are the expected breakfast of the day. An aroma of sage sausage lures them into the kitchen. The grandchildren pop one into […]

Gigi’s Ginger Cookies

Gigi’s Ginger Cookies

Gigi’s Ginger Cookies places a spell of calming aromatherapy throughout your house, especially when accompanied by Christmas music!  It’s that time of year where the weekends throughout October and November are consumed with hours of practice in preparation for the Eastern Shore Ballet Theater’s production […]

Smoky Ranch Chicken Wings

Smoky Ranch Chicken Wings

“These Smoky Hot Chicken Wings are bangin’! “, exclaimed my 17-year old stepson who requested wings for tonight’s dinner. He has to suffer through nights of real food which, when you are a picky eater, I mean really picky, will warm up some frozen chicken […]

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

Meatloaf that melts in your mouth? This is definitely not bland, but moist and flavorful.  I  heard  this recipe being  explained  as a family favorite while listening to  a guest,  Lucinda Scala Quinn, on The Splendid Table and my mouth watered!  I made some slight revisions and thought it […]