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.
Jun 2, 2011

Welcome newest member,Elizabeth " Lizziepoo2", glad to have you with this group.

I welcome all recipes, and love to hear more about yours and the neighborhood favorites. If you like to cook, and want to try things, it's fun to share them. Memories are also great to talk about, and places you'be been where you had something delicious to eat, and perhaps had something you want to re-create.

Have a look at the recipes and add, add, add!

sara foehner
Jun 2, 2011

Looking for new recipes...HELP!!

Recently made a batch of chocolate biscotti with a recipe from one of the thousand cookbooks on our shelf--can't tell you what book it came from, which is a shame for two reasons: 1, because I can't refer anyone else to this wonderful recipe, and 2, I can't make them again myself (and the pigs around here chowed down on them so badly, I only got one or two out of the whole batch!)--would love another recipe for chocolate or almond biscotti, or any pastry recipes. Also want a good baklava. Any help?

Beth M.
Jun 2, 2011

Sara welcome this morning!

We're lucky aren't we, to have(and had) so many willing and able people who have defended our country? There are so many to give thanks for, and this year Memorial Day really was a time to celebrate their sacrifices.

I look forward to any recipes, memories, or conversations you and others wish to contribute to this group.

Beth M.
Jun 2, 2011

What kinds of things grow nearby: Sassafras, Pokeweed,Beach Plums

It is interesting to read about edible wild plants, some I have seen but never cooked with include those above.

What kinds of things are you familiar with in your area?

Beth M.
Jun 1, 2011

It's June 1st, and it's beautiful this morning! Hello America!

Well, I have put it off, but I'm going to make Pudin di Coco this morning. I'll let you know when it's finished and take a photograph. The Curacao is blue however, so that might be unusual...??? What are you cooking up today?

Beth M.
May 31, 2011

Hello new member, Eddie.

Glad to have you join us, and I know you love to cook as I see 168 recipes in your box, and a blue ribbon too! Great, we'll have fun getting to know each other and sharing ideas. :)

Beth M.
May 31, 2011

Good Morning Everyone,and Welcome Amy!

It is the last day of May, how quickly this month went by! Now we're gearing up for the busiest season of the year, where I live, which is a Summer resort, in Massachusetts.

Thank you for joining the group Amy, and I am glad to know you. The recipe you posted is one I will try for sure during the warm months; and my husband loves Tiramisu!

Also, someone I know moved out to Las Cruces,NM a couple of years ago. Perhaps you'll meet her someday. She's a minister, and one of the nicest I have ever heard preach.

Enjoy this web site, as I have, there are so many great recipes, people to converse with, and interesting subjects.

Beth M.
May 30, 2011

Memorial Day -a day to remember those who served.

This day I was reminded by a friend of his feelings that are mixed on Memorial Day, he served in Vietnam. There were comrades lost in that war; but he is alive,and he appreciates his life,with all of the blessings he's received.

We have an acquaintance, who summered here as a youngster; and he worked with my husband in the early 1960s. He married and had three children, one son and two daughters. The son was working on the 104th floor of the WTC2, and was helpful rescuing many people. He was seen wearing a red bandanna over his mouth and helped people out of the building three times to safety. There are people who remember seeing him and reported his help.Read the report about "the man in the red bandanna". Welles Crowther perished that day in 2001.