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Pina colada muffin

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  If you like Pina Colada….”. Now, I have that song in my head. I do like virgin Pina Coladas, and these simple muffins have the same mouthwatering flavours! They are incredibly moist and not overly sweet. These muffins make a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack. They make 24 muffins so you can give some to friends or freeze them to enjoy later on. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups sour cream 2 tsp rum extract 3 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 14oz/398ml can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Beat sugar, eggs, butter, sour cream and rum extract until combined. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add pineapple and coconut. Stir. Add 24 cupcake liners to muffins. Fill about 3/4 way full with muffin batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack

Best Creamy Lemon Squares

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These are a perfect summer dessert ! I even used low-fat graham crackers and fat free condensed milk and they were still so delicious ! These were super easy and really tasty! These are tart and rich and fantastic as a citrus creamy dessert. Such a fun and different choice for dessert. I love chocalate and any kind of cake but it’s good to branch out and try new things. Ingredients : for the crust 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pan 1-1/2 cup (about 24 squares) graham-cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar for the filling 2 large egg yolks 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (i used 3 lemons) Directions : Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with melted butter. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. In a food processor, finely grind the graham-cracker squares. Then add in sugar and butter and blend to mix. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of prep

Baked meatball & Spaghetti

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  Ingredients ° 12 ounces spaghetti ° 3 c sauce marinara ° 2 cup mozzarella cheese ° 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves for meatballs: ° 8 ounces ground beef ° 8 ounces ground pork ° 1 large egg, scrambled ° 1/4 cup panko ° 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ° 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ° 1/4 teaspoon onion powder ° 1/4 teaspoon ground spices ° pinch of nutmeg ° Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ° 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions Heat oven at 375 degrees F . Gently heat in a 9″ x 9″ baking pan or cover with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, eggs, panko, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice and nutmeg; add salt and pepper to taste. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine. Roll mixture into 1/4 to 1/2 inch meatballs, forming about 18 to 20 meatballs. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over high heat. Add meatballs in portions and fry until golden brown for about 23 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; sit down. In

Peanut butter balls aka BallsBuckeye

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  Chocolate peanut butter balls: the recipe Hello gourmets! In our Sunday evening live, we cooked with you delicious sweet treats that are simple to make. * Ingredients : ° 4-5 Medjoul dates ° 2 tbsp oatmeal ° 100g peanut butter ° 3-4 squares of dark chocolate + 1 tsp of coconut oil or ghee or butter * Preparation : Mix all the ingredients together. Form a dozen balls with your hands. Keep at least 4 hours in the freezer so that the dough becomes quite firm. Melt chocolate in a double boiler with a teaspoon of coconut oil (this will make the chocolate smooth and shiny). Take your balls out of the freezer and, using 2 forks, dip them into the melted chocolate. So that the chocolate freezes well, place the balls, again, in the freezer for 1 hour. Then take them out of the freezer to keep them in the fridge (do not eat them straight out of the freezer! You will break your teeth). The balls keep perfectly, in the fridge, one week in an airtight box. Good tasting!

Cheese Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

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  For today’s Did You Know we will look at Potato Fun Facts: Potatoes are 80% water. In 1995, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia. This marked the first time any food was ever grown in space. The world’s largest potato weighed in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That’s enough for 73 portions of medium fries at McDonalds. The “French fry” was allegedly served in the U.S. for the first time by Thomas Jefferson at a presidential dinner. The potato originated in the region of southern Peru where it was first domesticated between 3000 BC and 2000 BC. Potato was first introduced in Europe by Spain in 1536, and the Spanish claim that that Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada was the first to introduce the potato to Europe. Potatoes were not accepted at once in Europe because clerics said they were not mentioned in the bible, while others believed potatoes can cause some diseases. Potato still remains an essential crop in Europe, whe

Meatloaf recipe

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  dish that will delight your whole family without much effort! * Ingredients :  ° Minced meat 600 grams ° onion 1 ° 2 cloves garlic ° carrot 1 ° Celery branch 1 ° butter 50 gm ° eggs 2 ° Breadcrumbs 50 g ° 2 tablespoons ketchup ° 6 slices of bacon ° Herbs (parsley, chives) 3 tablespoons ° Worcestershire 2 tablespoons ° salt ° pepper * Preparation 1 Peel the carrots and celery and cut into cubes. Chop garlic and onion. In a skillet, saute onions, carrots, celery and garlic in butter over low heat for 15 minutes. Heat oven to 180 ° C. Mix the bacon. 2 In a bowl or salad bowl, combine eggs, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Add breadcrumbs, ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Put the preparation in an ovenproof mould. Give an oval shape using your hands if necessary. Not particularly butter dish (kind like me) 3 Bake for 40 minutes. Let it cool and then cut it into slices with a green salad. to end You can add thyme or basil to herbs

Crispy cheddar chicken

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  Ingredients Chicken 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat 3 cups ritz cracker crumbs or panko breadcrumbs about 2 sleeves Ritz crackers, or any similar 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 cup Milk or Buttermilk 3 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated 1 tsp dried parsley fresh parsley for garnish Sauce 1 14 oz cream of chicken soup 2 tbsp sour cream 2 tbsp butter Instructions Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks or strips. Place chicken breast strips/chunks in a bowl of milk/buttermilk. Let it soak for 20 -30 min or overnight. Place cheese and cracker crumbs/panko into 2 separate shallow dishes or small pans. Toss the salt and pepper into the cracker crumbs/panko and stir to combine. Remove the each chicken from the milk and press thoroughly into the cheese and finally the cracker crumbs/panko. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Lay the chicken inside the pan and sprinkle with dried parsley. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees f

Mexican Stuffed Shells

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  Ingredients 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 package low-sodium taco seasoning 4 oz. cream cheese 20 jumbo pasta shells (about 6 oz.) 1 1/2 c. salsa 1 c. taco sauce 1 c. cheddar cheese (or just use all of one kind of cheese) 1 c. Monterrey jack cheese Toppings: 3 green onions Sour cream Directions Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees. Step 2: Cook ground beef in a pan until browned. Add the taco seasoning and prepare according to the package instructions. Now add the cream cheese and cover the pan with the lid. Let everything simmer until the cheese has melted. Stir well until combined and set aside to cool completely. Step 3: Meanwhile, cook the pasta shell according to package instructions. Drain when finished. On a cutting board or baking sheet, set the shells individually. Step 4: On the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, pour the salsa. With 1-2 tablespoons of meat mixture, stuff each shell and place them open side up on the prepared dish. Pour the taco sau

BROWNIE CHOCOLATE

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Ingredients 2 boxes Brownie mix (this should be mix that makes 9×13 inch pan of brownies, that will make 2 9 inch rounds, if smaller double the amount of brownie boxes) + ingredients listed on box (or your favorite homemade brownie recipe!) 2¼ c. Flour 1 tsp. Salt 2 sticks Butter, softened ¾ c. Sugar ¾ c. Brown sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. Milk 2 c. Chocolate Morsels 2 c. Dark Chocolate, finely chopped 1 c. Heavy cream Instruction Make the brownies according to the instructions on the package baking them in parchment lined 9-inch round pans. Each box should make 2 9-inch rounds for a total of 4. While the brownies bake and cool make the no bake cookie dough. In a bowl mix together flour and salt. In a separate mixing bowl cream together the sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Add Vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time. Once fully combined add the milk a tablespoon at a time until the cookie dough is a consistency that is loose enough to spread. Fold in the

BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK CAKE

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A simple blueberry cake recipe, made with buttermilk, makes the cake extra moist. * Ingredients +Servings: 12 ° 4 cups all-purpose flour ° 3 tablespoons. Baking powder ° 1 c. baking soda ° 1 c. salt ° 1/2 cup butter ° 1 cup sugar ° 2 eggs ° 1 c. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ° 2 cups of milk ° 2 cups of fresh blueberries ° 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ° 2/3 cup sugar ° 6 tablespoons. softened butter * Preparation steps Preparation: 30 minutes › Cooking: 45 minutes › Preparation: 1 hour 15 minutes Preheat oven 350°F (175°C). Grease and grease a 13" x 9" rectangular baking dish. In a bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. the reserve. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar, until mixture is fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla. Alternately, add the flour mixture and milk. Toss the berries. In a small bowl, mix 2/3 cup of flour and 2/3 cup of sugar. Cut 6 tablespoons. butter into the mixture, until crumbly. Sprin

Tennessee peach pudding

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INGREDIENTS Filling: 5 cups peaches, peeled and diced, fresh or frozen 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup whole milk 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Topping: 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Ice cream/whipped cream/cool whip, optional, garnis PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400ยบ F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk together brown sugar, sugar and nutmeg, then mix in butter and water and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined. Whisk in milk and vanilla extract until smooth, then fold in diced peaches. Pour filling into greased baking dish, then pour topping on top. Place in oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, c

Easy Pan O' S'mores

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Have you ever tried something so delicious that you could hardly stand it... and something you shocked more than you actually made?When you make this great Pan O'S'mores game you will feel like you have died and gone to heaven. * Ingredients: ° 9 HONEY-MAID Honey Grahams, brok crosswise in half (18 squares), divide ° 36-Marshmallow, cutting crosswise in half, divide ° 4 HERSHEY'S Milk-Chocolate Bars, (1.55 ounces each), chopped * directions: Heat oven 350 degrees F . Putting 9 Graham squares in siingle layer in bottom 8-inch square pan; Topping with 36 marshmallow halve. Spriinkling with chop chocolate. Coveriing rest squares graham. Topping with rest marshmallow halve, sides cut down. Bake 9 to 11 min. Or until marshmallows puff up and are golden brown. Let's stand for 5 minutes. before submitting. Enjoy!

Eclair Cake

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  This quick cake has a creamy crust, a layer of vanilla cream cheese, whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate.This is my husband's favourite dessert. *Ingredients : ° 2 pack (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix, dry ° 3½ cups whole milk ° 12 oz. cold whip ° 2 (14.4) ounce packaged graham crackers - frost - ° 3 tablespoons. butter ° 3 tablespoons. milk ° 3 tablespoons. cacao ° 1 cup powdered sugar *directione : Mix the milk with the vanilla pudding bags for about 2 minutes. Fold in a cool whip. In a 9×13 skillet, place the graham crackers to cover the entire bottom of the pan. The cracker may want to be cut & shap to fit nicely. Pour half of cold pudding/whisking mix on the top. Put other layer of graham crackers to covering entire surface. Cutting & shape cracker accordingly. Placing last layer of graham cracker on top with bumpy side down. This will aid top look softer when you go to putting embellishments on top of it. Again, cutting also shape biscuits accordingly

NoBake Cookie

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The story is as follows: If  housewife look out window & saw  preacher approaching mountain on his horse, she could bring a batch of these biscuits in the time it would take to get to the front door.    * Ingredients : ° 1/2 cup butter 1 stick ° 2 cups of sugar ° 1/2 cup milk ° 4 tablespoons cocoa ° 1 cup creamy peanut butter ° 3 cups instant oats ° 2 tsp pure vanilla extract * Methods  In a medium saucepan, add butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa. Put it on a medium heat. While you wait for the mixture to boil, measure out the peanut butter and oats and have a jar of vanilla on hand. (Once you start this process - you have to work fast. Next, bring the mixture to a simmer in a saucepan - once it is completely simmering - boil for 1 minute 15 seconds. After that, remove it from the heat immediately. Add peanut butter while stirring. Add oats - stir. Add the vanilla, stirring.Putting on baking sheets lined with parchmentpaper. Let it cool about 30 minutes or to firm. Enjoy !

Funnel cake

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  With just a handful of ingredients, you can enjoy crispy, fried funnel cakes any time of the year at home, So let’s get started !! INGREDIENTS NEEDED : – All-purpose flour: 2 cups – Baking powder: 1 teaspoon – Sugar: 1/4 teaspoon – Salt: 1 teaspoon – Eggs: 2 – Milk: 1 cups – Water: 1/2 cup – Butter : 2 tablespoons (melted) – Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon – Confectioners’ sugar: 1/4 cup *Opt – Strawberry syrup *Opt – Chocolate syrup *Opt – Fresh fruit (For garnish) HOW TO MAKE IT : 1. First, adjust the temperature of your deep fryer, electric skillet, or deep-sided open skillet to 365 F then sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, also salt and set aside. 2. Next, combine together the eggs, milk, water, butter, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. 4. You’ll want to add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and beat using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and lump-free. The trick is that the consistency should be thin. 5. Then you need to place a finger over the bottom

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

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  Old Fashioned Butter Cake (100 year old family recipe) : Ingredients : 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs Directions : Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour two 8 inch x 2 inch baking pans and set aside. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, milk, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing equally between the pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting. I used my favorite chocolate frosting, the one on the back of the Hersey’s cocoa can. “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting

Red Velvet Cheesecake!

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  Ingredients RED VELVET LAYER Butter, for cake pan Flour, for cake pan 1 box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box CHEESECAKE LAYER 2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened 2/3 c. sugar 2 large eggs 1/3 c. sour cream 1 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. kosher salt WHIPPED LAYER 2 cups heavy cream 4 tbsps powdered sugar 2 tsp vanilla Instructions Red Velvet cake layer: Preheat oven to 350F flour one springform 9" cake pan. Prepare red velvet cake batter according to box directions. Pour your batter in the prepared cake pan. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes. Let cool slightly in cake pan then remove, use a cake leveler to make sure the top is even and flat -set aside. Make the cheesecake layer: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and combined, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one a time, until combined. Add sour cream, flour, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.

STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

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  Great for meal prep. Cabbage Rolls for the whole family to enjoy that are worth the work. Directions: FOR THE SAUCE Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Sauce Filling Preheat oven to 350°. In a large deep skillet (or large pot) over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Pour over tomatoes then add vinegar, sugar, and oregano. Step Two: Cook the Sauce Filling Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. FOR THE ROLLS Step One: Blanch the Cabbage Leaves In a large pot of boiling water, blanch cabbage leaves until tender and flexible, about 1 minute. Step Two: Make filling  In a large bowl, combine ground meats, 1 cup sauce, rice, bread crumbs, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Step Three: Prepare Tray for Baking Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish.  Step Four: Make the Rolls Using a paring knife, cut out the hard tr

RED VELVET BROWNIES

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  Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 4 large eggs, at room temperature 2 oz red food coloring (optional) 4 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour an 9 X 13 clear glass baking pan. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then stir in food coloring (if not using food coloring add 4 T of water or milk) and vanilla, mix until the color is fully incorporated. Mix flour, cocoa and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add in the flour mixture being very careful not to over mix.. Do not over mix. The batter will be very thick. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir up the batter with a rubber spatula once or twice just to ensure all of

Mounds Brownies

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1 brownie mix (9x13 size)...mixed and baked according to box directions.  5 cups shredded coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk Instructions Mix the coconut and milk together and 1 cup powdered sugar.  As soon as you take the brownies from the oven, spread the coconut/milk/powdered sugar mixture over hot brownies.  1 container chocolate frosting..microwaved just long enough to make the frosting pourable. Pour over the brownies topped with coconut mixture. Spread to seal edges.

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

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  The choux pastry totally failed. I tested it a few times thinking I had done something wrong but it's still very runny dough. I asked my mom who is a professional pastry chef and she told me the recipe wasn't good. On the other hand, the cream is very good and has a perfect texture. * Ingredients:  +Choux pastries: ° 150 grams flour ° 25 cl of water ° 1 tablespoon sugar ° pinch of salt ° Oil 75 g ° butter ° 4 eggs ° 1 egg yolk +For cream: ° 2 tablespoons flour ° 30 cl of milk ° 210 gm dark chocolate ° 3 tablespoons of sugar ° 50 gm butter ° 1 egg ° 2 egg yolks * Preparation Step 1 To prepare the choux pastry: The second step  Preheat oven 210 °C  Step 3 Combine salt, sugar, butter and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Step 4 Mix the flour and stir until you get a pressed dough. Work it until it's solid enough Step 5 Add 4 eggs, one at a time, making sure to mix each egg well. Step 6 Stir the dough until it sticks. Step 7 On a pre-oiled baking sheet, use a pastry ba

*PASTA-SHELLS-WITH BEEF GROUND*

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A quick / easy minced meat recipe, it's a pasta dish that will stay on your table all week! So creamy and so comforting! The recipe is written to serve four people, but I like to make a really big bread when I make pasta like this, I always feel like pasta in a thick tomato cream sauce, it's even better as leftovers than baked.  * Ingredients  : - 8 ounces of medium pasta shells - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1 pound of ground beef - 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced - 2 minced garlic cloves - 1 1/2 tsp Italian season - 2 tsp allpurpose flour - 2 c beef broth - 1 can of tomato sauce (15 ounces) - 3/4 cup heavy cream - kosher salt & freshly black pepper, to taste - 6 oz grated extra sharp cheddar cheese, about 1 1/2 cups * Preparation steps : Step 1 In  pot boil salted water, cooking pasta accord to pack methods; drain well. 2nd step Heat oil-olive oil in  skillet on high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef while cooki

SOUTHERN COCONUT CAKE

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What is Southern style? As I also explain to you here, Southern Cuisine (translated as Cuisine du Sud) includes American recipes from the Southeastern states. From Texas to Florida to Kentucky, the specialties of the South of the United States do not fail to draw their wealth from local agriculture. It occupies an important place in this type of cuisine, which celebrates the richness of crops such as cereals, varieties of vegetables ... But also meat with well-groomed cattle (in general). * INGREDIENTS ° Coconut cake - Southern style coconut cake ° 375 g. of "cake flour" flour (mixture of flour & cornstarch) ° 6 egg whites ° 2 egg yolks ° 120 g. powdered sugar ° 100 g. half-salted butter ° 140 g. coconut cream ° 200 g. coconut milk (or 340g.  of coconut milk in total, without coconut cream) ° 1 sachet of baking powder ° 2 tbsp. coconut extract ° 60 g. creme fraiche ° 30 g. powdered sugar ° 3 gelatin sheets (or 1.5 g of agar agar) ° Coconut frosting - coconut frosting ° 50

HAMBURGER STEAKS WITH ONION GRAVY

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Lord have mercy... There are only some meals that are the epitome of Southern comfort foods like hamburger steak and gravy! I grew up eating this meal alongside mashed potatoes or rice, sweet peas, dinner rolls, and iced sweet tea. It's not the most amazing dish but ah...good days! We had several times a month * Ingredients : ° 1 egg ° 1/3 cup rusk ° 1/2 tsp. black pepper ° 1 tsp. salt ° 1/2 tsp. onion powder ° 1 clove minced garlic ° 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce ° 1 tbsp. oil ° 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion ° 2 tbsp. All-purpose flour ° 1 cup beef broth ° 1/2 tsp. Salt * Preparation :  In  bowl, mix ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic, & Worcestershiire sauce. Form to thicken pancakes. Heat oil in  large skillet on heat. Frying pancakes also onions in the oil to pancakes are well brown  Transfering steaks to plate, also leave them hot.