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.
Sunday at 3:14 PM

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.
Thursday, January 12 at 12:53 PM

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!

Beth M.
Dec 17, 2016

This was what I saw when I turned on the outside lights about 6:15 a.m. this morning, 12/17/16

The first snowfall of this winter! We had about four inches of snow on the ground and it was beautiful, but now about 10:30 a.m. it is raining.

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Beth M.
Dec 10, 2016

It's time to start making Christmas cookies!

The first batch of cookie dough was mixed and is in the refrigerator, I'll make sugar cookies which are rolled and cut and frosted, my husband's favorites! I love hermits and may make those next. What are you planning to bake? Merry Christmas! Christmas Sugar Cookies

Beth M.
Nov 4, 2016

I love apple dumplings!

This morning I am thinking how delicious that recipe for apple dumplings was that I pinched and shared with this group! I need to go shopping today and then I can bake. What a perfect recipe it is! THE ULTIMATE APPLE DUMPLING

Beth M.
Sep 17, 2016

September: now I look forward to soups and stew and baking again!

We have had the driest Summer, and we really need some rain here in Southern Massachusetts. Hopefully, we'll have a nice steady shower on Monday and not torrential rain. The mornings are cooler, with low in the fifties and it was sunny and warmer by noontime with a gentle breeze today. Awe, the most beautiful month I think! It has me thinking I should do some baking soon, as I haven't done much during the Summer. We have enjoyed a good old-fashioned beef stew recently on a cool day. I am craving something delicious with apples, and something with pumpkin, and anything with cranberries!