Sweet Potato Crisp

This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.  Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and put into a …

Gunnar’s Cottage: Former Duplex Finds New Life on Nashville Show

Former Duplex Finds New Life on Nashville Show When Shane Stratton of Stratton Exteriors and Urban Properties bought the modest house in Lockeland Springs and “flipped” it last year, little did he know that the buyer was Michael Lohmann. Lohmann, director of photography for Nashville, the television show that many credits in part with Nashville’s rise as a popular destination spot for tourists and newcomers, and has used it as a set for the show. The house showed up in season three as the new house that Gunnar Scott moves into—the house where Micah’s grandparents arrive to announce their guardianship …

Mashtinis

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Amazing What Stemware Can Do For Mashed Potatoes Main dishes are often easy to select—maybe it’s turkey, or ham, or chicken or beef. Maybe even lamb or pork. But once that decision is made the question is what side dishes to offer guests. And what appetizers? Keeping those options both simple to execute, delicious, and interesting is what keeps some American cooks awake at night! If choosing holiday starters and sides is leaving you stressed, relax. These recipes will let you serve up some traditional flavors with a fun twist – and they won’t keep you trapped in the kitchen. …

Easy Recipe hacks when you’ve run out of an ingredient

Recipe hacks when you’re out of an ingredient you can use these substitutes.                   1 cup of chopped onion will equal 1 large uncut onion in your recipe so when shopping for your recipe make a note of this.          2 1/2 cups cooked fresh tomatoes will equal 4 medium tomatoes or 1 lb. of tomatoes in your recipe. 2 cups canned tomatoes will equal  1 lb. can tomatoes in your recipe.         4 cups sliced apples will equal 4 medium apples in your recipe.     …

Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Glaze

by Lori Fisk-Conners For the Cookies   1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar 1 large egg   For the Filling ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons raspberry liquor   For the Glaze 6 oz. semisweet chocolate melted Make cookies: sift together flour & salt into medium bowl & set aside. Put butter in large mixing bowl. Mix on medium high until fluffy for about 2 minutes. Add sugar mix until smooth. Mix in …

Chocolate Mousse Pie

submitted by Jane Stickney   4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 1 (14 oz) can sweeten condensed milk 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream 1 (6 oz) chocolate pie crust With a mixer, beat chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until well blended. Chill 15 minutes or until cooled; stir until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with cookie pieces.

Angel Food Cake

submitted by Jolene Richardson 1 3/4 cup of sugar 1 heaping cup softsilk cake flour 2 cups egg whites, room temperature 1 tsp. salt 1 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. almond extract   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift sugar and cake flour together 6 times. Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar stirring on edge as beating. Beat stiff but not dry.  Fold in flour ingredients 8t at a time with folding spatula. Add vanilla, almond extract. Add the very end 4 tsp. cold water. Pour into ungreased tube pan. Bake on middle …

Fabric Trends

Fabric Trends Trends in decorating fabric cover the gamut of texture and colors, according to Bohnne Jones of Decorating Den Interiors. “There is definitely something for everyone, but we are starting to see a trend toward plush fabrics such as velvets and mohair. And performance fabrics are making serious inroads.” Experts report homeowners are favoring a broad range of color choices and are also mixing patterns and artisan accents. Those same authorities report that homeowners are extending their lives into outdoor spaces, and design is following suit with indoor-outdoor fabrics on upholstered pieces and a focus on neutral, earth tones …