Portuguese-American and Other Favorites

Hosted by Beth M.
Group active since Sat, May 14, 2011

The variety of recipes being included come from many cultures, not just Portuguese and American, so I have made a change in the group name to reflect these. There are many countries represented here. I welcome all to share their family favorites and any background information to go with the recipes. Join us!

Beth M.
Friday at 3:05 PM

Is it Winter or Spring? Today it has been a record breaking 71 degrees in Boston!

We're off the coast of Cape Cod, and it's cooler because the ocean is still very chilly in February; but it's 64 degrees outside this afternoon. What a welcome change it is, and everyone is cheerful as a result. School children here will be on vacation after today for a week, and so many locals take vacation time and go South for warm beaches or North for ski vacations. We'll enjoy a "staycation".

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Beth M.
Feb 12, 2017

Valentine's Day is a time for sweets to share!

What are you going to make for your Valentine? There are so many great looking recipes to try, and I keep pinching the sweet ones! Here's one that I'd love to taste first.
Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake By Nor

Beth M.
Feb 5, 2017

It's Super Bowl Sunday, "GO PATS"!

What's cooking at your house? I'll go through my recipes and decide what I'll bake. We're having buffalo chicken wings! I think I want cake or brownies for dessert, to go with ice cream. Football on television always makes me think of good eats!

Beth M.
Feb 1, 2017

February is here and I'm happy to report that there is a flock of Robins in my yard!

When I think of Winter it usually is the dreaded month of February. The shortest month is somehow long and usually includes heavy snow here in Massachusetts, so I appreciate the sight of Robins in the yard and the thin layer of snow melted by mid-morning. Maybe I will have a change of attitude about February and think Spring since the Robins are here!

Beth M.
Jan 15, 2017

I tried another Just A Pinch recipe this weekend, Baked Fish, and it is so good I had to share a picture!

The recipe calls for asparagus, but I didn't have it on-hand and the grocery store is too far to make a special trip to get it. So I substituted another green vegetable, and it was a delicious meal. Here's a picture. I had frozen broccoli and it was in a microwaveable bag, so I cooked it that way first. Then I followed the recipe as printed. Baked Fish With Asparagus

If you loved fish, this was made with codfish, and it is a recipe worth pinching and making!

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Beth M.
Jan 12, 2017

Wanted homemade soup for lunch and used linguica instead of Italian sausage!

I love this recipe and this is the first time I used linguica instead of Italian sausage. It is delicious! 30-Minute Black Bean Soup

Beth M.
Jan 6, 2017

Well this morning we awoke to snow coming down and now we've got about five inches on the ground!

There's more snow expected during Saturday into Sunday too. Although I've been shopping recently, I realized I don't "have much in the house to snack on", so I asked my husband what would he like me to bake? He said "chocolate chip cookies", a/k/a Toll House Cookies, and I have all of the ingredients onhand! So I've baked some, and before lunchtime I ate two of them while they were warm. Oh dear, there goes my will-power so early in the new year!

Beth M.
Dec 24, 2016

Wishing all my Just A Pinch friends a peaceful holiday season and good health and happy cooking!

May all of your meals and desserts turnout delicious! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes and discussions on this website. It's great to know you all. It was a sunny Christmas Day here today!