Christmas Stollen

    Ingredients For the Fruit: 1 cup mixed candied fruit 1 cup raisins 3 tablespoons dark rum or orange juice For the Sponge: 1 scant tablespoon or 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees F) 2/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon honey 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour For the […]

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Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup chopped bell pepper, all colors 1 cup diced onion 2 cup thinly sliced smoked sausage 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tsp Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Cachere’s) 3/4 cup chicken broth 1  can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 1 lb peeled and deveined medium shrimp 1  can […]

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

This is a super easy fast meal…perfect for football watching! 1 13 oz can chicken breast, drained 1 can Rotel tomatoes, drained 2 cups shredded cheese 6 tortillas 1. Mix chicken, tomatoes and 1 cup cheese in a mcrowave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Mix well, breaking up chicken chunks. 2. Heat a flat griddle. […]

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Molasses Sugar Cookies

   Molasses Sugar Cookies           Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups shortening 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup molasses 2 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Melt the shortening in a large pan […]

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Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
Anybody that has read my work for a minute knows who my biggest influence was in the kitchen.  Her repertoire wasn’t huge, but Granny taught me the basics.  As a child, I learned through her to cook with my senses—taste, smell, touch and sight—rather than by following a recipe as if…

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