Author Archive | Barbara Curry

Roasted cranberry grape relish has just the right amount of sweetness for your holiday meal. A slightly sweet but tart cranberry dish that will compliment whatever you serve. You don’t have to wait for the holidays for this awesome combination. |

Roasted Cranberry Grape Relish

Cranberry relish is a must for a dinner that has rich food. Thanksgiving, Christmas or any meal where you might have some decadent sides really needs something a little tart to round things out. We love cranberry relish and even though we have our favorite Cranberry Relish, we don’t mind trying something new. This is […]

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Quiche with figs and prosciutto combines salty and sweet in this fool proof method for perfect quiche every time. |

Quiche with Figs

I love the creamy texture of eggs mixed with cream but sometimes I just can’t get that consistency I’m looking for. A friend of mine shared her secret for making quiche which is to make it by volume, keeping your proportions the same regardless of how many eggs you are using or their size For […]

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A soft melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookie covered in cream cheese frosting that’s EASY to make and will remind you of fall, whatever the season. Add a little pumpkin spice to the frosting for that fabulous pumpkin pie flavor. |

Pumpkin Cookies

I’m a crispy cookie kind of girl, soft cookies are just not my thing. Give me a crispy Potato Chip Cookie or crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie and I’m good to go. However, my girls are always asking for soft cookies, go figure. I decided to make these for them, not expecting to like them at […]

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Baked salmon with herbed butter and panko is crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. Epicurean Butter makes this even simpler for a quick and easy week night dinner that will take less then 10 minutes to prep. This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions are my own. |

Salmon with Herbed Butter

I’ve been experimenting with seafood dishes lately, because sometimes I feel like I’m going to turn into a chicken as much as I eat. Just check out my index on the blog and you’ll see a million wonderful chicken dishes, I’m always trying to come up with some new way to prepare it. But I […]

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You don’t have to wait for apricot season to enjoy sweet apricots. Apricot Bars with dried apricots are covered in a mouthwatering buttery shortbread crust of coconut and pecans. |

Apricot Bars

My grandfather had an apricot tree in his backyard and every summer we would can and dry all the apricots we couldn’t eat. I’ve never been able to find apricots on the East coast like they grow in California. The ones we get in the grocery don’t even come close to what I remember. All […]

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Gruyère Crackers are the grown up version of a childhood favorite, homemade but still easy to make with just 4 ingredients. These savory crackers will be your go to snack or appetizer. |

Gruyère Crackers

I love having a simple appetizer that I can take to a party or just eat on the patio with a glass of wine. While my Old Bay Cheese Wafers are awesome, I was looking for something different. I seem to be on gruyère kick lately so a cracker with gruyère was just what I […]

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You have to try this AMAZING Tomato Tart. Cheese, herbs and a flaky crust topped with sliced tomatoes combine for an impressive appetizer or meal. |

Tomato Tart

I am loving the fresh tomatoes that are everywhere. Taylor is a big tomato pie fan so I’ve been experimenting this summer with a couple of versions. Tomato Pie with vegetables and farro is one of my favorites, but it’s more like a casserole or meal in itself. The Tomato Tart, is lighter and not […]

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Apple Pie Bars have a buttery shortbread crust and cookie like topping over a combination of sweet and tart apples. Ina Garten's recipe is a winner. No fork required for this delicious apple pie in a bar. |

Apple Pie Bars

Stemilt sent me a box of a brand new variety of apples called Rave™ which are ready to harvest for the first time in August and September. I haven’t even started thinking about apples yet but it’s a nice change after all the peaches we’ve been consuming this summer. This particular variety is one that […]

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Southern cooking is at its best in this Brown Butter Cornbread recipe using fresh corn and sour cream. Make it sweet with something unexpected. A guaranteed crowd pleaser. |

Brown Butter Cornbread

I experimented with this corn bread recipe at the beginning of the summer when I was having friends for dinner. I don’t normally experiment with company but this cookbook has been so reliable and it sounded like it would be great, so I gave it a try. It was fabulous. I can’t tell you how […]

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Let Tequila and sprinkles liven up your Fruit Pizza! Start with a Sprinkle Cookie crust, add some cream cheese and Cool Whip and then pile on your favorite fruit that has been drizzled with a Tequila lime sauce. Who can say no to Tequila and Sprinkle Cookies! |

Fruit Pizza

When the girls were younger we had a pizza place that served dessert pizza. They would always order the one with Heath Bars crumbled on top. They would choose dessert pizza over regular pizza any day. So with Natalie home for a couple of weeks we decided to work on our own creation. Our first […]

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A non-traditional tomato pie with zucchini and farro is a great way to showcase summer tomatoes. The farro and zucchini give some texture, and a little gruyere is the perfect topping. Great as a main dish, side, or even for breakfast. |

Tomato Pie

Tomatoes are everywhere this time of year and I always end up bringing home more than I can eat from the farmers market. Taylor introduced me to traditional tomato pie, but sometimes I just don’t want to mess with a crust. With this version, you can use up tomatoes that are just too ripe to […]

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Coq au Vin in the slow cooker gives you comfort food without having to heat up your kitchen. The flavors would make Julia Child proud and is sure to be a family favorite |

Coq au Vin

The slow cooker and I are becoming better friends lately especially after making Coq au Vin in it. To me this is comfort food at it’s best. I’ve found I have better success with the slow cooker when I use it as a tool and don’t just dump everything in and go. Everyone loves Coq […]

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Peach Blackberry Bars are just the thing when you can’t decide if you want cobbler or a bar. Warm, they have the texture of a cobbler, but cooled, they are like a bar with a moist cake like texture that is bursting with peaches and blackberries. Toasted pecans in the top layer give them a nice crunch and bourbon mixed with the peaches make this an AWESOME dessert |

Peach Blackberry Bars

Peaches this year in North Carolina are particularly sweet and abundant. I was afraid the late frost would have ruined some of the crops but from what I’ve seen so far, I think it only helped. I’ve tried several varieties this summer and all have been marvelous whether from my favorite fruit stand in the […]

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If you're looking for brownies that are fudgy and not dry, you are going to LOVE these. Melissa Clark’s recipe is now my go-to PERFECT brownie recipe |

Fudgy Brownies

Anytime I have something that doesn’t work out the way I expect it to, I’m on a mission to find a better recipe. I have cooked a few recipes out of Melissa Clark’s book, In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite and already have some favorites. She doesn’t have many desserts in the book but […]

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