Good morning! I hope you are having a great week so far. If you live in the Tampa area then you know that Gasparilla is right around the corner and these brownies happen to be from the Gasparilla cookbook! It is a super easy recipe and they are quite delicious. Perfect for your pirate festivities … Continue reading Brownies
Chocolate Drop Oatmeal Cookies - Gasparilla Cookbook pg. 272 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup all purpose flour This recipe was pretty straight forward and easy to … Continue reading Chocolate Drop Oatmeal Cookies
The Gasparilla Cookbook Cream Cheese Cookies I signed up to make these thinking all cookies are easy to make. Boy was I wrong. You definitely need something more advanced than a hand mixer and don’t try to pull a short cut (like I did) by not going out a buying a pastry cloth. Honestly, … Continue reading Cream Cheese Cookies
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 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
The highly anticipated anniversary edition of our award-winning cookbook was unveiled at the Junior League of Tampa Cookbook Chair Brunch on August 6th at JLT headquarters for all past Cookbook Committee Chairs. The Brunch featured presentations by JLT President Allison Burden, Past Cookbook Chair Lisl Unterholzner and Current Cookbook Chairs Aspen Kahl and Denise Schultz. … Continue reading The Gasparilla Cookbook 50th Anniversary Edition Has Arrived!
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!
By Kathryn Zahn If you have lived in the Tampa Bay area for any amount of time, then you have most likely ventured over to Tarpon Springs for some local authentic Greek food or wandered into any of the Louis Pappas’ Market Café restaurants throughout town and ordered a Greek Salad. Have you ever asked … Continue reading Annie Laurie’s Potato Salad
By Lee Lowry When the call went out for a new series of Junior League of Tampa cookbook blog entries, I perused the list of recipes that had been selected, looking for a good match for my family and me. One immediately stuck out: deceptively simple, yet, in our family, legendary. The Cuban sandwich. Until … Continue reading The Elusive Cuban Sandwich