Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate American comfort food. We serve it at large family gatherings and cookouts?it’s everyone’s favorite, especially the kids. Our recipe is quick and easy, and the key [...]
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My dad’s sisters and my grandmother often made Italian Egg Biscuits, or anginetti, for weddings along with other Italian cookies. I remember watching my grandmother and aunts many times bake cookies [...]The post Italian Egg Biscuits, or Anginetti appeared first on olives-n-okra.
Military base populations are diverse, and our family cuisine grew as we traveled all over Europe and the States. Sweet and sour pork is one of our adopted recipes. Mom’s made [...]The post Sweet and Sour Pork appeared first on olives-n-okra.
One of the benefits of living in Central Florida is the local Latino-inspired cuisine. Cuban black beans is a superb dish. It’s usually served over steamed rice either as a side [...]The post Frijoles Negros, or Black Beans and Rice appeared first on olives-n-okra.
[Guest post by Steve] Chicken and biscuits is exactly that–a simple chicken stew topped with biscuits. It’s a one-pot meal, like some other common chicken dishes, but it has a [...]The post Chicken and biscuits appeared first on olives-n-okra.
Holiday gatherings are a perfect time to show off family recipes. For our Memorial Day barbecue, I made my Aunt Louise’s carrot cake recipe. The grated carrots and the shredded sweet coconut are [...]The post Carrot Bundt Cake appeared first on olives-n-okra.
Tomorrow’s Memorial Day, so today we’re prepping the food and making the deviled eggs and salads. It’s not a cookout without cole slaw. This recipe is based on my Aunt [...]The post Cole Slaw with Celery Seed Dressing appeared first on olives-n-okra.
One memory I have of Rhode Island is that everyone drank coffee and they drank it all of the time (Dunkin Donuts coffee, too). A coffee cabinet is a popular [...]The post Coffee Cabinet appeared first on olives-n-okra.
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.