March 21, 2018

Packed with protein, fiber and other health-boosting nutrients, whole grains offer the benefits of the entire grain kernel.

The more common grains are wheat, oat, barley, brown rice, rye, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, wild rice and bulgur. Also available are whole grain flours, couscous,…


March 04, 2018

from The New Orleans Cookbook, Rima and Richard Collin


- 2 lbs whole fresh shrimp, if available or frozen

- 1-1/2 T Zatarain’s liquid shrimp and crab boil

- 1 c salt

-Juice of 2 large, fresh lemons (about 6 T)

-5 drops Tobasco

-4 quarts cold water


Put all ingredients…

March 04, 2018


from The Doubleday Cookbook

(For 4)


-1 pint shucked oysters (do not drain)

-2 c coarse soda crackers (saltines)

-½ t salt

-1 c light cream

-½ c melted butter

-¼ t pepper


Preheat oven to 375°F. Drain oysters, reserving ¼ cup liquor; mix…

March 04, 2018


from The New Orleans Cookbook, Rima and Richard Collin

(1 loaf or sandwich)


-1 doz fresh fried oysters

-1 small loaf French bread, about 1 foot long

-1/4 c (1/2 stick) salt butter

-Mayonnaise (optional)

-Salt (optional)


Prepare the fried oysters. Slice the French…

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March 04, 2018

“Raindrops on roses

And whiskers on kittens,

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,

Brown paper packages tied up with string,

These are a few of my favorite things.”

For “The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein certainly compiled a list of things that really do…

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March 04, 2018

from The New Orleans Cookbook, Rima and Richard Collin

(for 4)


-½ c (1 stick) salt butter

-1 c finely chopped scallions

-¼ c finely chopped parsley

-1-1/2 t finely minced garlic

-½ c flour

-½ c heavy cream

-1-1/2 c milk

-4 large egg yolks, well beaten…

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February 18, 2018


5 Tbsp (3 oz) tomato paste

1 tsp ketchup

2 tsp honey

1 tsp molasses

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

4 tsp white vinegar

3 /4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 /8 tsp black pepper

1 /4 tsp onion powder

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 /8 tsp ginger, grated

1 1 /2 lbs chicken (breasts, drumsticks), skinless



February 18, 2018


2 c macaroni

1 /2 c onions chopped

1 /2 c evaporated skim milk

1 medium egg, beaten

1 /4 tsp black pepper

1 1 /4 c (4 oz) lowfat sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded

As needed, nonstick cooking spray


1. Cook macaroni according to directions, but do not add salt to the…

February 18, 2018

February is American Heart Month, so do something to celebrate your ticker this month. We all know someone who has had or has heart disease. The top three things you can do right now are 1. Eat right 2. Exercise 3. Reduce stress. Yep, those are some main contributors to heart disease that we can…

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February 04, 2018

Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through, and it’s very easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for a great snack or lunch.

Serves 14


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