At last month’s noon and evening General Membership meetings, I was standing in the back next to the most delectable looking and smelling plate of desserts. They were so tempting that when it came time for this blog post, I immediately knew what I was going to make – Peanut Butter Bars from Everyday Feasts! … Continue reading Peanut Butter Bars
The Life of the Party cookbook has become my favorite of all the League cookbooks. I especially love the Pulled Party Pork on page 93. It is a super easy recipe. You put the pork butt and water in a crockpot and let it cook while you complete your day. By the time you come home, you … Continue reading Pulled Party Pork
Fall is here! If you are looking for an impressive dish for a dinner party or an interesting starter for Thanksgiving dinner, try the Curried Pumpkin Bisque from The Junior League's Savor the Seasons cookbook (page 50). Start to finish, it only took 30 minutes, so it would work great during the week, too. The combination of … Continue reading It’s not fall until you’ve tried Curried Pumpkin Bisque!
By Kathryn Zahn The tagline for this recipe, found on page 106 of Everyday Feasts, is “A refreshing fruit-filled twist on a classic recipe” and I couldn’t agree more. Fruit is grown here year-round and if you just ask around I am certain that most anyone who cooks can direct you to a local … Continue reading Peach Pound Cake
By Kathryn Zahn When I think about the West Coast of Florida, one of the first things that comes to mind is “Fish”. There is never a shortage of fish here in the Tampa Bay area, and one of the best things is that you can get it fresh…catch it yourself or buy it right … Continue reading Grouper Piccata
By Jaime Brewer I have always loved the smell of pumpkin…especially around Thanksgiving time. The ironic thing is, I haven’t always necessarily liked the taste of pumpkin. It’s like when people tell me they love the smell of coffee, but don’t like the taste. Personally, I don’t understand those people since I live on coffee! … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie!
By Kelly Elkins This recipe is very easy to make! I'm not one to find any joy out of cooking but this was a recipe I will definitely continue to make now that I know how easy it is. I did make a few changes due to preference and time constraint. Instead of making the … Continue reading Macaroni and Cheese with Black Forest Ham
By Lisl Unterholzner One of the great things about The Gasparilla Cookbook is that it pulls together the best recipes from the various cultures that collide in our area, mainly Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Southern and more. You may be wondering if and how Swedish Meatballs have anything to do with Florida’s West Coast. Well, … Continue reading Swedish Meatballs
By Lisl Unterholzner With a 50 year old cookbook, you have to expect that some recipes have stood the test of time better than others. This recipe was the main dish at the cooking demonstration I attended at Datz during The Gasparilla Cookbook’s week-long invasion of that foodie mecca, and I was curious to see … Continue reading Chicken Shortcake Natchez
By Suzanne Oaks Brownstein What happens when you take two Junior League cookbook committee co-chairs, mix in a secret ingredient, and add a dash of healthy competition? The “Iron Leaguer” competition – inspired by the Food Network’s hot show “Iron Chef” – pits two Junior League of Tampa volunteers against each other in a battle … Continue reading Iron Leaguer: October Edition!