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.
Feb 1, 2020

February 1st and I can see blue sky and clouds!

This is a clear day, it's 39 degrees and there's no snow on the ground and it's not windy! I like it, now we shall hope for a mild month. The recipes on the side look yummy, particularly those for Super Bowl Sunday!

Beth M.
Jan 24, 2020

Got any veggie burger recipes to share?

I've been reading a book which is "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease". Not that I need to change my way of eating or have any heart disease yet, but just because someone mentioned this book. It's fascinating, and now I am looking for more ways to prepare healthy meals to avoid high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Today I experimented in making veggie burgers using sweet potato/or yam, with onion and garbanzo beans. I have not perfected them yet, but I think I'll continue to look for a recipe, rather than buy them at the market.

Beth M.
Jan 15, 2020

This week I was looking at my favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe

They removed my picture of the cake! They added lots of pictures of step by step preparation though. Well, that's the first time I've noticed it.

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Beth M.
Jan 8, 2020

We're looking out at a snow covered yard!

It's a day for something warm for lunch, and I will reheat a chicken noodle casserole that I made yesterday. This morning I baked a Date Nut Bread, and it is cooling on a rack at this time. I can hardly wait to slice it, as I have not baked that in a long while.

Beth M.
Dec 26, 2019

Christmas breakfast with family!

Usually the small family gathers at our house in the morning, and I like to have yummy things that are prepared ahead of time and baked just before they arrive for breakfast. This year I had one of my favorite recipes: Blueberry French Toast Casserole, and I also served Overnight Sausage and Cheese Souffle, as well as Cinnamon Buns. They were all delicious and my son said "you can serve that blueberry casserole any time". I guess he loved it!
Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

Beth M.
Dec 18, 2019

Today I baked three pans of Cinnamon Buns and put two containers of them in the freezer!

They are something I've been craving and they will be part of our Christmas breakfast I like to have an assortment of baked goods for that morning. I love casseroles made with eggs and sausage or with fruit and bread and cream cheese too. You may know the ones I'm thinking of. I'm slowly getting ready, Merry Christmas and happy baking!

Beth M.
Dec 8, 2019

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?