Coconut & Raspberry Cake

Gypsy Soup

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Aah yes, just like a little bunny on Easter, fluffy and irresistible. Before we had lots of restaurants and grocery stores and bakeries, we had family gatherings where everyone took part in bringing a dish or two.
In my family, it would begin the week prior to a holiday. We took turns going to each of the Auntie’s houses. Uncle Joe made the best sausage, and I loved being in the kitchen with the guys. They let me sit on the counter, as they swapped stories and smoked cigars. I was treated like the princess, til it came time to do the dishes!
The next day we’d be at Auntie Mabel’s, she had the desserts duty. All the cousins were set to task, except me. I would dodge them by hiding out with my Uncle’s and learning how to play cards.
Yes, each home had a part in the meal…

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Healthy Carrot & Apple Muffins

Gypsy Soup

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Satisfy that sweet craving!! Another swap-able ingredients recipe for you to play with your food. Add oats, or raisins, sunflower seeds, you earth-biscuit folks 😉
Back in my vegetarian days, I was on a carrot kick. Carrot juice, carrot cupcakes, carrot salad. I set up table at the town fair, and my folks came to visit me. First thing my father asked was why my lips were orange! Seems to many carrots can create an orange tint around your mouth. Second thing he said was that it surprised him how delicious these little muffins are.

Feeling proud to pass along the recipe; It is under breakfast

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Baileys Mississippi Mudpie

Gypsy Soup

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The shenanigans of putting together such a sweet treat! I will upload the live cooking segment from WBTV3 just click on the red ribbon where it says Press.

Here are a few tips on the how to travel that long road to Tipperary!

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Make the egg whites by slowly adding the sugar to form stiff peaks.

20150306_213758Gently fold whites to make batter

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Then pour batter into cookie crust, bake!

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After it cools, remove from pan. The Mud filling is typically a pudding. Dare to be different! Use Coffee flavored Ice Cream, or Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Top with whip cream and enjoy!

 

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Honeymoon Pizza live cooking

HoneyMoon Pizza

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A long, long time ago my brother and his new bride went off to enjoy their honeymoon. Arriving after an entire day of travel, they we tired & hungry. As they got to the hotel room, they were greeted with this pizza ….Skeptical at first, because who puts green stuff on pizza? and where’s the pepperoni? hunger gave way to trying something new. bake

Aah, but as luck would have it – this was more delicious than he expected. He was happy, my sister in law was happy and they enjoyed it so much so, that she’ll make it at home.

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And when she does make it, it can be for a special occasion or for no particular reason at all. As for my brother, each time he sees Honeymoon pizza in his kitchen he gets all happy and hugs her as if she made the most elegant meal fit for a king.

Honeymoon Pizza

How to Grind Lamb

The art of conversations: while I was home this past weekend, we were making our traditional family dishes, and they are time consuming!! But the magical thing about them is in the stories we tell while cooking, the discussions we explore as we chop. & it’s good to do things the old fashion way as there is no substitute for spending time with those whom fill our soul. We love. We learn. We eat, because this – This is our food.

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Step 1: Use a sharp knife that is comfortable for your hand. Remove the fat & cut into chunks.

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Step 2: Using the attachment on your mixure, grind the lamb a little at a time.

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Clam Chowdaah New England Style

Gypsy Soup

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Shucks! Teens R Cooking and stirring up some fun in the kitchen! They aren’t afraid to open a few clams, clean out the sand, and chop away.
National Clam Chowder Day is in February, we couldn’t wait.The festivals and awards that surround these little necks, are celebrated around the country. Find one that sparks your interest, and stir up the gypsy in your soul.

This Recipe is under Soups.

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