Upon arriving home from a lengthy vacation this summer this casserole and fresh homemade bread awaited us! Our friends John and Maribeth came to the airport to collect my sous chef dish-washing mother, my Chief Traveling Buddy and I. That in itself was a lovely gesture on their part because we live about 1 1/2 hours from the airport! Oh, but what a surprise when we arrived home and Maribeth had our first meal already prepared and waiting for us.
Maribeth is a very good cook and I often ask her for recipes after eating in their home. This was no exception. I’ve never made this type of casserole and to say we flipped over it would be a bit of an understatement.
When my Nebrasaka-friend Cheryl said, “do you have a good corn salad recipe?” I answered her with a questions, “do you?” She said “I sure do!”
Cheryl and I share a love for cooking and a love for experimenting with new recipes. When we get together we always talk recipes. In Nebraska things are done pretty simply and efficient without a lot of fuss and muss. The name for the corn salad Cheryl sent me is Corn Salad. Enough said … well, not quite. But wait there’s more! Click to continue reading
Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock. The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. Paul Allen Smith is a television host, designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of two public television programs. Charlene and friends visited the home to have lunch in the tea room and tour the house. While they were there P. Allen Smith came into the tea room spending time talking with guests! It must have been a thrill for my friend Charlene because she is an avid gardener and accomplished cook!
My good friend Sue recently moved from Nebraska to Washington State. I was wondering how her move was going when I got this email and picture:
“You’ve got to make this pumpkin bread. I always use Libbey’s pumpkin. You gunna love it cuz it tastes great and makes such nice gifts too.”
She had me at “You gotta make this.” Okay, Sue is in her new kitchen, she is sending me recipes, all is well again. 🙂
I did exactly what any good friend would do — went to the store, bought some pumpkin (and sugar – I was completely out) and I made pumpkin bread.
Oh my gosh this stuff is good.
I added the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese just for fun!
You outta make this — it is crazy good!
Happy Baking, Catherine
John 15:12-15 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Fantastic Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Cream Chees