April 12, 2024


Free For All Food

Viewers share recipes for Coca-Cola Cake, effortless artisan bread and black-eyed pea dip

Good early morning, audience. As portion of the 2020 request cleanup, remember to remember we still seek stuffed mushrooms and any and all recipes applying goat cheese. Ultimately, this is a repeat invitation to share with the rest of us the greatest of 2020 — in all foods types, that is.

Mary Ahern Flynn commenced with a pleasant reminiscence.

“Like many individuals, my spouse and children and I used a lot of our time at house in 2020. We expanded our garden with plants from the regional components store (deemed an important small business) and planted some lengthy-expired seeds uncovered in the garage. Turns out some 7-calendar year-outdated seeds will still sprout. We had some modest accomplishment increasing peppers and cherry tomatoes. There was an abundance of rosemary and mint (currently very well-proven from earlier a long time) and a fair sum of basil. The blueberry bushes didn’t deliver much, but it was remarkable when we did get a berry or two.

“I dusted off my bread machine and designed bread every time I could discover yeast in the suppliers. Then I found outdated yeast in the back again of our kitchen area cabinets. Turns out aged expired yeast is much less productive than previous expired seeds. The bread manufactured was edible, but not particularly tender and fluffy. It’s blessed no a person chipped tooth on a several of individuals loaves. Occasionally I would toss some rosemary into the bread combine. Mint from the garden went into pitchers of iced tea and cold cucumber soup.

“But what we loved the most did not come from our very own backyard garden. A retired gentleman in our subdivision had a big, effectively-tended back garden entire of tomato vegetation, and he selected just one row for neighbors to support themselves. His backyard grew to become a spot on our day-to-day walks. All summertime lengthy we loved significant, fresh new, juicy tomatoes, courtesy of our generous neighbor.”

So there’s a attractive prescription for surviving pandemics. Expand issues, think over and above the expiration day, rejoice the abundance character offers, and be neighbors who share.



Martha Eaves included this sheet cake amongst 4 of her favorites.

Coca-Cola Cake

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 sticks butter

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 cup Coca-Cola

2 crushed eggs

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift flour and sugar with each other in bowl.

Heat butter, marshmallows, cocoa and Coca-Cola jointly.

Pour in excess of flour mixture.

Include overwhelmed eggs mix nicely.

Place soda in buttermilk, and increase vanilla.

Blend all jointly.

Pour into greased 9- by 13-inch pan or 2 spherical pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the pan utilized.

Clear away from oven, interesting and frost with icing.


1/2 cup butter

2 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons Coca-Cola

1 box powdered sugar

1 cup broken pecans, toasted

Provide to boil the butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola.

Pour about powdered sugar, and defeat.

Add pecans, and distribute on cake.



From Flintstone, Georgia, and the kitchen of Pat Pelfrey arrived what she described as “my go-to bread recipe. I combine it up and go to bed. It truly is completely ready to complete the future early morning. It can also be shaped into rolls or bagels.”

No-Knead Artisan Bread

There are only 4 ingredients wanted for this delightful bread, in addition parchment paper for baking.

3 cups bread flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon yeast

12 ounces or 1 cups great water

In a large bowl, ideally with a lid, include flour, salt, yeast and h2o. Stir to blend use palms, if essential, to get it all blended. No kneading vital, or necessary. Protect bowl, and let the dough sit out on the counter 8 to 12 hrs (overnight is excellent). If it sits out a pair of hours for a longer time, it will not harm.

For a round loaf, get your baking pan (a 4-quart forged-iron Dutch oven is excellent or a cooking pot with a lid that can endure significant oven warmth) and utilizing parchment paper, suit it inside of the pot and form it to the pot. Take away the parchment paper from your cooking pot, and established it into a identical-sizing bowl. This is to retain the dough from spreading out also substantially although you get it ready to bake. The folds in the paper will give character to your bread though baking.

For the resting phase, moist your fingers with water and loosen the dough from around the bowl, inserting it on a floured area and folding it 4 to 6 periods. Pull the dough from a person aspect, and fold it to the reverse, turning the dough as you do this. This takes the place of kneading. Choose the dough from the bowl, and spot it into the bowl with the parchment paper fashioned to in shape the baking pot. This way, when the cooking pot is heated enough you can pick up the paper holding the dough and drop it into the warm pot.

Allow the dough rest for 1 hour. Immediately after the hour, location your baking pot, with the lid on it, into the oven. Start to heat the oven to 450 degrees. When the oven and pot are at 450, thoroughly eliminate the pot and established it on the stovetop. Meticulously take away the lid, choose up the dough by the paper edges and drop it diligently into the sizzling pot. With a knife or scissors, reduce two or 3 slashes in the leading of the dough.

Put the lid on it. If some of the parchment paper is sticking out, that is Ok. It will not burn up. Cautiously put the baking pot or Dutch oven back into the scorching oven. Bake for 25 minutes. Soon after 25 minutes, eliminate the lid and proceed baking for an more 20 minutes right until golden brown or a little bit darker.

Meticulously clear away the pot from the oven, suggestion the pot around and the bread will slide out conveniently. Get rid of the parchment paper, and throw it away. Great bread on a wire rack, and appreciate.

I commonly blend this up about 8 or 9 at night, and it is ready to prep and bake to have for lunch the upcoming day.

For a extended loaf, set parchment paper on a cooking sheet or jelly-roll pan and immediately after shaping the dough into a prolonged roll permit it rest for 1 hour. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.



A.H.L. sampled this delight in New Orleans, and her household reproduced it for holiday getaway providing. “We want serving it with Scoops.” Individuals miniature bowl-shaped tortilla chips are ideal for hearty bites of this sizeable dip.

Warm Black-Eyed Pea Dip

2 to 3 cans black-eyed peas

1 (8-ounce) block pepper Jack cheese

1/2 Vidalia onion

1/2 stick butter

Tabasco to flavor

Dash of Worcestershire


1/2 lime

Chopped parsley

Mix jointly, and heat gently. Provide warm. You might differ these components in accordance to your taste.


Closing Observe

If you famous Clifford Burdette’s pineapple dessert previous 7 days, it was totally first with him. The reference to the Brass Register, Georgia Avenue’s the moment-and-superb cafe, was linked to the former recipe. Just to explain.

Thank you all for coming, and make sure you come back again.



* Stuffed mushrooms

* Recipes making use of goat cheese

* Finest food items recollections of 2020


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