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 6:41 PM

These recipes are so tempting lately!

There are two recipes I just pinched here, that look and sound so delicious, one for chicken and the other for chocolate pecan pie. Oh my, I will have to make them before long. Roasted Garlic Caprese Chicken

Beth M.
Nov 8, 2019

The temperature outside was 38 degrees here this morning!

We're enjoying sunshine this afternoon, but it is windy and there are white caps on the sound! The heat is feeling good inside the house and we're wearing our winter weight clothing most days. Now I am thinking about Thanksgiving and the first thing I need to decide is what size turkey I will purchase and if it will be a whole one or a "hotel style". I keep reading recipes for pies and my mouth waters looking at them, will I make apple, pumpkin, pecan or another? The recipe for Pecan-Cheesecake looks delicious too. I love pies, don't you?

Beth M.
Oct 23, 2019

Summer was great but the autumn colors are now beautiful

It's time to slow down and enjoy the change of seasons, and the comfort foods I love like Apple Crisp and homemade Beef Stew. Thanks for adding your recipe Beth Pierce for "Mulligan Stew"..

Beth M.
Jun 29, 2019

Wishing everyone a good Fourth of July!

Summer is here and it's busy and warm. God Bless America and all our service men and women, and their families.

Beth M.
May 7, 2019

It was a frosty start to the day but the sun is shining and it looks beautiful now!

We're eager for warmer temperatures, we've had lots of rain and there was ice on the car windshield early today. The leaves are appearing on the Beech trees, which are the first ones we see each Spring; while the Oaks and Maples have reddish buds first which are falling on the grass. The Hummingbirds have returned, and we saw Gold Finch at the other feeder in the past weekend.

Beth M.
Apr 20, 2019

Happy Easter!

I baked my favorite Easter thing, Hot Cross Buns! This time I used my own recipe and I mixed-up two separate batches and I decided to use Bread Flour, King Arthur brand, in place of the All-Purpose Flour. They do come out a bit different, a bit more chewy, which I like very much. I used raisins in one batch, and diced candied dry fruit in the other batch. I purposely made them a little smaller, and only put twelve on each baking sheet, so they baked in about fifteen minutes. Now I have to decide if I will share them or freeze them!

Beth M.
Apr 15, 2019

Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon

We've had rain and a thunderstorm down here on the island, but it is moving out to sea, and the weather seems to be improving where the race began. I hope it is a great race day for all those who participate! Boston Strong!

Beth M.
Apr 1, 2019

Inviting all cooks who can to add Portuguese recipes

What are your family recipes which you enjoy the most? Please share your recipes with this group!