This is a delicious, light, crunchy side dish, without the chicken, that was very popular at some of our catered events at the school where I used to work. I finally got the "secret" recipe and enjoy this by itself or as a light side dish with all kinds of entrees, such as roast beef, lasagna, or any dish that needs a light accompaniment.
Then I got the idea to make it a main course by adding chicken! This is a great dish and it refrigerates well for three or four days. Try it, I'm sure it'll be a hit at lunch or at dinnertime! Click on the .pdf file for the printable version!
Dished With Love! Denise
Hi, Friends! I'm still thinking about the beautiful beach and delicious food my family enjoyed a couple of weeks ago, but we are back in the real world now, and that has been good, too!
One of the best things about playing with different recipes is finding something that is easy to make with simple ingredients, and easy clean-up (that's really nice!), but so delicious and beautiful it will seem like you worked on it for hours! I make dishes sometimes that I normally wouldn't (such as sweets because I have to watch my sugar intake) but when I come across a special recipe and I already have all the ingredients in the house, I can always share the goodies with my friends, such as this Cinnamon Roll Bread!
Ahhh, the smells of vanilla and cinnamon, they just make me happy! Click on the picture of the cinnamon bread for the recipe!
Now, let me tell you about this fabulous seafood restaurant that my cousins, Amy and Jeff, introduced my sister and I to on our way home from the beach. This is Log Cabin Restaurant in Blakely, Georgia! For all of my friends who travel to Panama City Beach by way of Columbus and Eufaula, this restaurant is worth going a little out of the way to visit. I don't want to say it, but the seafood was better than any I ate at the beach, and that is saying a big mouthful! It was also priced better! Just look at Amy's ribeye, it doesn't need words! Hover over the pictures for a brief description! Visit theFacebook page, Log Cabin Restaurant!
When I was growing up, Daddy would not let my sister and brother and I wear shirts with logos on them because he didn't believe in free advertising for others. I'm not sure what he would think about my blogging, but I do know he liked to eat as much as I do! Love ya, Daddy! Where do you think I got it from?
I'm showing you pictures of vegetables ready for roasting, spaghetti sauce with roasted vegetables, and tomatoes from my neighbor's garden, just because I think they are beautiful!
Now, back to my modest home cooking!
One of our locally owned grocery stores in town (GMC Value Mart) had pork butt for $1.39 a lb, so it became a Chipotle and Citrus Pulled Pork recipe, in a Crockpot! So easy! I reduced the liquid from the Crockpot on the stove to thicken it up a little. I did not mix the sauce and pork together as in the original recipe because the chipotle has a lot of heat, and a lot of heat is not for everyone! I enjoyed the sauce, and Sis and I also enjoyed soft tacos made with the pulled pork. So delicious, and plenty to freeze and have anytime, without the work! Click on the picture of the pulled pork for the original recipe!
Now I'm going to leave you with something easy, beautiful, and delicious! My Friend Thelma asked me to make a Mexican Layer Dip for a dinner/birthday party, and an accompaniment. What I came up with, after finding out the rest of the dinner menu included enchiladas, was this layered dip and a beautiful Sangria!
These were delicious! I know because I made small portions of them for my sister and cousin the next day, after we slaved all day moving storage units! I may have gotten a little heavy handed on the extra sharp cheddar cheese, but can you really have too much cheese? The layers are refried black beans and added green chile peppers; sour cream and softened cream cheese mixture (next time I won't use cream cheese or at least not as much); a thin layer of extra sharp cheddar cheese; homemade guacamole with homemade pico de gallo; small diced Roma tomatoes, and sliced black olives! I did not add much heat except a little jalapeno in the pico de gallo because I wasn't sure of everyone's taste. If it was just for me I would have piled on the pickled jalapenos! You can also mix your choice of taco seasoning in the sour cream.
The Sangria was really special because it was made from a wine collection of our Friend, June Reyes. You can click on the picture for the recipe, but besides the 750ml bottle of sparkling white wine and the coconut rum, I added extra of the white cranberry juice and all of the fruit. Thelma called me after her guests left and said the dishes were a big hit. Janise, Amy and I enjoyed them, too. I appreciate Thelma asking me to do the dishes for her. I really had fun making them, and love knowing they were enjoyed by everyone!
Thanks for coming in for a visit, and I hope you found something you liked. Until next time!
Dished With Love! Denise
Recent pictures of Sawyer and her mom and dad! Look at her smile!
My family and I had the BEST vacation last week at Panama City Beach! At the beginning of the trip Tropical Storm Erika was threatening to become a hurricane and was heading our way, but she fizzled out in South Florida. The whole week was full of calm, beautiful emerald waters and white sandy beaches and sunshine!
Besides enjoying the beach, our second mission on vacation was to seek out the best seafood, and boy, did we! I have become a baked oyster fiend, especially since there's nowhere near home to get any that I know of! I'm just going to share a couple of my favorite on here, but there are lots of pictures with commentary on my Instagram account as lorettadenise1221. I am also posting ratings and pictures on Yelp.
Our favorite baked oysters after visiting a couple of other places are at Hunt's Oyster Bar at St. Andrews' Marina! They're huge and fresh and delicious. The toppings don't overpower the flavor of the oyster. These were the three cheese jalapeno oysters, and we scarfed most of them up before I remembered to take a picture! Cousins Jeff and Amy had the seafood platter, and Sis had a cheeseburger, which was great, and that's my grouper fingers at the bottom. I can't wait to go back for those oysters!
A swimming pool on a beautiful day, a shopping mall (for any kind of day), and a beautiful beach at sunset. What more can you ask for, besides hoping to make it back again next year!
These are two of the vendors at the Grand Lagoon Farmers Market at Captain Anderson's on the weekends! Pattycake Bread Co. is there on Saturday and Pita Queen is there on Sundays. Pita Queen had tables of organic vegetables, including those beautiful tomatoes, and they also had "Falafel King" making fresh falafel. Falafel King says he is famous. There was also a little man named Bill who had homemade jalapeno cornbread and homemade mini fruit pies. Delicious! Check out Grand Lagoon Farmers Market's Facebook page!
I have to give a shout-out to Angelo's Steak Pit! They have seafood, but we go for the steaks and have been there on every trip to PCB for many years, except for one year when we were there in the off-season and they were closed. It's a mandatory stop and we are very loyal to Angelo's!
We got up very early to catch the sunrise this morning, so this was our view from the front of our condo, through the clouds. So beautiful. This was my visitor on the balcony. He flew pretty high to look for company, or maybe someone told him the people staying here ate a lot and he was looking for food!
I'm not through talking about vacation, but I need to get into the present right now instead of reliving last week! I'll leave you with some more happy pictures. We got to spend some quality time with Cousins Amy and Jeff's doggies, Harley and Bogart! They are the sweetest dogs! Here is a recent picture of Sawyer with her silly daddy, Ghee! Can you tell she's going to be an Alabama fan? I can't wait to visit with her again!
Until next time, Friends,
Denise, Dished With Love!
Hi, Friends! I posted this recipe on my Dished With Love Facebook page, but I'm not sure how it appears on everyone's devices. I'm posting it here so hopefully the text will be big enough for some of you to read.
This is a delicious, inexpensive, and easy dish to make, but your family will think you slaved for hours. Click on the attached link to print. Enjoy!
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