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Have you tried Hummingbird Cake?

14 Jun

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This is my first time (this millennium) baking a cake from scratch.  With a Bake Sale on the calendar this month, I was eager and anxious to try a new recipe.  This is actually an old recipe which includes smashed bananas, pineapple, pecans and cream cheese.  It is the most downloaded recipe from the Southern Living website.  I made the Bundt pan version of the original layer cake.  “Try it, you’ll like it!”

Originally submitted by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina in our February 1978 issue, this Hummingbird Cake recipe is known to have won numerous blue ribbons at county fairs.


Adventure in Cooking

16 Feb


Hardly new, this cookbook was published in 1985.  It actually offers over 19,000 recipes because each basic recipe comes with a 4 X 4 matrix of alternative ingredients…. Such as seasonings, soups, vegetables, cheeses, accompaniments, meats, garnishes depending upon the nature of the dish.

Yesterday, I surfed the web for a recipe for black bean burgers (which I tried for the first time during the holidays).  Of course, each recipe had its appeal….you know where I’m going with this.  I narrowed the field to three recipes and made my personal ingredient list to include:  2 cans black beans, 1/4 c grated onion, 1 egg, 3 T Miracle Whip, 1/3 c dry bread crumbs, 2 t ground cumin, 2 t chopped garlic, 1 t dried oregano, 1/2 t Chili powder.

These ingredients are made into patties cooked a skillet….That’s the part I’m working on.  The taste is great.  The result was NOT worthy of photographing.  I smothered them with salsa and sour cream.