Cooks Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Compote

Cook’s Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes

I haven’t posted a pancake recipe in ages – but the other night I had a craving and made Cook’s Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes for dinner. Don’t tell! Breakfast for dinner! Why does that freak some people out? I say we need it more often! There should be a movement!

Cooks Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes

Cooks Illustrated Buttermilk Pancakes

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Southern Skillet Cornbread

Southern Skillet Cornbread

Real Deal Southern Cast Iron Cornbread

You know I posted a recipe just the other day for some very special cornbread – my Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. And declared (oh but I do declare a lot of things – just because it’s my blog, lol) that being a Northerner I liked my cornbread light & fluffy & moist.

Pintos with Southern Skillet Cornbread

Pintos with Southern Skillet Cornbread

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Famous Dave's Cornbread

Famous Dave’s Cornbread

If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe for his Famous Dave’s Cornbread. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree!

Famous Dave's Cornbread

Famous Dave’s Cornbread with Jalapeno & Honey Glaze

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Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich Bon Appetit BA Best

Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BA’s Best

Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Banana Sheet Cake

Banana Sheet Cake

There’s something about a “sheet cake” that has a charm of its own. It screams out good down-home cooking. When that Banana Sheet Cake is rich, moist, bursting with banana flavor and topped with a (not too sweet) cream cheese frosting, you’ll know it’s true.

Banana Sheet Cake

Banana Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Queso Fresco

Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese, is a wonderful creamy cheese, and SO misunderstood. Queso Fresco is often confused with Queso Blanco, White Cheese, another soft, crumbly Mexican cheese. As a matter of fact, some “experts” say they are the same – and some say they are different. They are, after all, both white, both fresh, both crumble.

Home-made Queso Fresco, pressed over night

Home-made Queso Fresco, pressed over night

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Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

This is one of our newer family faves – Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad. It has a bit of spice but it’s not over the top and it’s a perfect foil for the creamy ranch-style dressing. This is a marvelous summer recipe, but its bold flavors can easily spill into fall with no problem. Oh heck, it’s good anytime.

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

Grilled Cajun Chicken & Salad

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Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes

Scottish? Probably not, but Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes are what always called these pancakes. Because of the oats. These pancakes are great; the outside is a beautiful, lacy, crispy contrast to the soft, moist interior, and they’re hearty and healthy and delicious all at the same time.

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes

Scottish Oatcakes – Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

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Chicken Pot Pie - top with biscuit, pie crust, potatoes or puff pastry

Buttermilk Biscuits for Topping for a 13 x 9″ Casserole or Ramekins

Years ago I came across this recipe, so long ago, I’m not sure where it came from. This makes enough to cover a 13 x 9 inch casserole or to make a topping for 6 individual Pot Pies, like my “Chicken Pot Pie you WISH your Grandma Made!” They also make some of the best drop or rolled or patted out biscuits you’ll ever taste! Can I say superb? Yep, I just did!

Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!

Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!

These biscuits are formulated to be a fantastic topping, but sometimes I cheat when I want a biscuit – they’re that good. With any biscuit, the ingredients are important, but the technique will make it or break it. Handle gently and minimally and you’ll be rewarded.

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Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles, with optional Thyme

Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles

Temperatures are soaring here in Minnesota.  Some summers are so cool I barely wear shorts, but today I actually had to put on the air – and when that happens, you better believe, you betcha, that I’m looking for cool things to eat and ways to keep the oven off!

Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles - with or without Thyme

Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles – with or without Thyme

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Tyler Florence's Shrimp Po' Boys.

Shrimp Po’ Boys

Tyler Florence…my hero!  I used his basic recipe for Po’ Boys – with a few deletions and additions, and it is amazing! His Creole sauce is so good, my son went nuts over it. While these may look like a basic Po’ Boy, I promise you, they are anything but. I’ve had them in many different areas of the country and these beat out every restaurant version.

Tyler Florence's Shrimp Po' Boys.

Tyler Florence’s Fabulously Frugal Shrimp Po’ Boys.

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