Fried green tomatoes are an old southern staple but were perhaps made famous in Fannie Flagg’s novel Whistle Stop Cafe. This dish is quick and easy, and it works with [...]
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Green beans cooked just about any way are a popular side dish in our house. Mom has made this particular green bean dish for years. She uses fresh Roma tomatoes, [...]The post Green Beans with Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Onions appeared first on olives-n-okra.
Here’s a quick summer side dish using fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and oregano. We usually don’t peel our cucumbers, because we like the color and that extra crunch. The fresh oregano [...]The post Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad appeared first on olives-n-okra.
My grandmother made banana pudding every Sunday when my mom was growing up. Vanilla wafers came in plastic bags back then, and my grandfather would pick up a bunch of [...]The post Minnie’s Banana Pudding appeared first on olives-n-okra.
Here’s another recipe we picked up when my dad was in the Army. Creamed Beef (good old SOS) was introduced post World War I, but it has roots in the Army’s [...]The post Creamed Beef appeared first on olives-n-okra.
It’s about time the Vietnamese cuisine of downtown Orlando came to the east side of town. Saigon Flavors is owned by Charlie Tang, previous owner of Viet Garden in downtown Orlando. Saigon Flavors is [...]
When my grandmother made pizza, she made enough for at least 20 people. Her pizza was extra thick, and she covered it with a layer of tomatoes that she crushed over [...]
Every Easter, my grandmother made Italian Easter bread minus the colored eggs (she used white eggs). She didn’t like the bleeding of the colored eggs on the bread. She always [...]
Most people have those Spring or Summer-like drinks about this time of year, but on Easter Sunday, we made Poinsettias. Yes, the drink suggests all things Christmas, but only until you [...]
My grandmother, Letizia, or Lily, made several rice pies every Easter?two or three with citron and at least one without (some of my dad’s brothers and sisters didn’t like citron so they picked [...]
Pastiera Napolentana is a traditional Easter pie that originated in Naples. The filling is made with ricotta, orange flower water, candied citron, and softened hulled wheat berries?the pie’s trademark ingredient. The [...]