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WEEKLY POT LUCK – BREAD RECIPES

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Welcome to our weekly pot luck post.  This week we are featuring some great bread recipes from our friends around the internet.  I have to admit one of my weaknesses in life is bread.  I love all breads!  Some of these recipes look so easy and so good. I can’t wait to make some of these for my family.  We usually post five recipes but these all looked so good we posted all eight of them this week.  

 We hope you will check out these recipes and sites.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out and Enjoy!  Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here.

Peach Bread from a farmgirl’s dabbles

Strawberries & Cream Bread from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Brown Bread and Butter from A Word From Aunt B

Green Tomato Bread from Isabelle at home

Zucchini Blueberry Bread from Shugary Sweets

Easy Cinnamon Roll Quick Bread from Butter With A Side of Bread

Savory Sausage Cheese Breakfast Bread from Family Fresh Meals

Rhubarb Bread with Streusel Topping from Something Sweet

TIPS ON QUICK BREADS:

You can freeze quick breads for up to 3 months for best flavor or keep in refrigerator up to a week.  Some quick breads will crack on top while cooking. This is normal. Don’t over stir when mixing quick breads or they will be tough. Always spray or grease the baking pan. 

WEEKLY QUOTE:

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” ~James Beard

Check out some fun facts about bread here. 

WEEKLY SOUTHERN “THANG”:

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We love having you all here from everywhere North, South and around the world. Not all my recipes are Southern but we like diversity, too.  Let’s just face it, we like to eat and we like to eat all kinds of food!  Thank you for your continued support of this site. We love all our fans and we hope you are having a great week. 

Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss new posts when they come out! Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have almost 20,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts.  

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WEEKLY POT LUCK – CROCK POT RECIPES

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This week we are bringing you some great main dish crock pot recipes from our friends around the internet.  Hot summer weather in the South always makes me bring out the crock pot to keep from using the oven and heating up my house.  I have always loved cooking in the crock pot and I own five of them.  I still have my first crock pot.  Remember those old three quart green ones? (some of the first ones were orange) The first crock pots came out around 1971.  I still have one of each!  The no turning, no stirring, no adjusting heat and being able to go off for the day makes me love this type of slow cooking.  I just put vegetables in two of them, my meat in the five quart one and return home to a meal all ready to put on the table. 

 We hope you will check out these recipes and sites.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out and Enjoy!  Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here.

BBQ BEEF BRISKET from The Country Cook

CROCK POT PULLED CHICKEN from South Your Mouth

SLOW COOKER MEATBALL SUBS from Everyday Mom’s Meals

EASY CROCK POT HAM from Recipes that Crock

SLOW COOKER COUNTRY STYLE BBQ RIBS from Real Food Girl: Unmodified

WEEKLY FOOD TIPS FOR CROCK POTS:  Don’t overfill, 3/4 full is best.  Trim fat from meats before cooking to prevent greasy soups and sauces.  Generally, the low setting takes twice as long as the high setting in crockery cooking. Most of the time, stirring is not necessary and removing the lid adds 20 to 30 minutes cooking time. 

WEEKLY QUOTE:  No spectacle on earth is more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves~Thomas Wolfe

WEEKLY FOOD FACT:  Most ears of corn have an even number of rows and most have 16 rows.

The crock pots today offer so many more cooking options than the old ones from years ago.  I probably use my crock pot more than any other appliance in my kitchen other than my mixer. I use it in summer and winter.  So, if you don’t have one or you have one and it is in the back of a closet somewhere, drag it out and cook up some delicious meals this summer. Here is a list of 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot. 

Since this site is called “The Southern Lady Cooks”, I am adding a little Southern “thang” to this post.  We love having you all here from everywhere North, South and around the world. Not all my recipes are Southern but we like diversity, too.  Let’s just face it, we like to eat and we like to eat all kinds of food!  Thank you for your continued support of this site. We love all our fans. Have a great weekend and we will see you back here next week. 

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WEEKLY POT LUCK – CAKE RECIPES

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This week we are featuring some great cake recipes from around the internet just because we like cakes a lot!  I love to bake and I love to eat and cake is one of my favorite things to eat! 

Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was made from dough enriched with butter and eggs, making it more expensive than bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess’s obliviousness as to the condition of the people.

While it is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette, there is no record of this phrase ever having been uttered by her. Read more here.

 We hope you will check out these recipes and sites.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out and Enjoy!  Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here.

Lemonade Cake from MorningNooNight

Buttermilk Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze from Paula Jean Cuisine

Caramel Apple Pound Cake from Life in the Lofthouse

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Cake from I Am Baker

Cherry Browned Butter Crumb Cake from Cupcakes to Caviar

Being the Southerner that I am, I could not resist posting these great Southern cake recipes, too:  Missippi Mud Cake, Texas Sheet Cake or Coca Cola Cake.  

Chocolate is always good in my book whether it be cake, cookies, pies or candy.  Here are some Rules for Chocolate that may make you feel less guilty about eating it. 

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WEEKLY TIP:  Don’t over bake cakes.  Remove from oven as soon as tests done. Over baking causes a dry cake.  Cook on middle rack in the oven without touching the sides of other pans or oven. 

FOOD FACT:  The wedding cake tradition began as far back as the Roman Empire.

WEEKLY QUOTE:

“Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” 
― C. JoyBell C.

This Saturday is the first day of summer.  We are having 90 degree weather in Kentucky already.  My tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers are loving the humidity and heat. I am ready for fresh garden vegetables!  I hope you have a great summer and a good weekend.  Thank you for your support of this site.  Enjoy the cake recipes and make one for yourself or your family and friends. I make one almost every week and it seems they never last long.  See you back here next week.

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WEEKLY POT LUCK

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Happy June everyone!  Summer has arrived here in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky!  June is also National Fresh Vegetable Month.  This week we are bringing you some recipes using garden fresh vegetables from our friends around the internet.  Vegetables are vital for good health and a diet rich in vegetables will help to reduce your risk for heart disease and strokes.  Vegetables are rich in potassium which helps to reduce blood pressure, lowers the risk of bone loss and your risk for developing kidney stones.  I recently had a bout with kidney stones, had no idea what was wrong with me, ended up spending a night in the hospital and, believe me, you don’t want to get them!

You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out. Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here. 

Green Bean Bundles from Recipes for our Daily Bread

Squash Puppies from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Asparagus and Mixed Greens Salad with Lemon Fennel Vinaigrette from Only An Apron

Rice Salad with Summer Vegetables from Kitchen Joy

Shrimp and Corn with Cheese Grits from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

How many of you like roasted spaghetti squash?  It is a great vegetable and you can do so many different recipes with it.   If you have never tried spaghetti squash, check out this great post with pictures on how to roast it from Cookin’ Cowgirl:  How to Roast Spaghetti Squash.

WEEKLY FOOD TIP: 

I found a great printable list on storing fresh vegetables and fruit from Washington’s Green Grocer:  How to Store Vegetables and Fruit Without Plastic.

WEEKLY QUOTE:

“Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.”

John Denver, ‘Home Grown Tomatoes’
(from a song written by Guy Clark)

FOOD FACT:

Centuries ago, Egyptian considered onions to be an object of worship and they symbolized eternity.  Often,  onions were buried along with Egyptian Pharaohs. 

I come from a long line of gardeners.  I grew up on fresh fruits and vegetables on the table at every meal.  Each spring, I plant tomatoes, peppers, squash, strawberries and anything I can put in a pot or a small space.  When my children were small we planted over an acre in garden on the farm every year.  There is nothing like fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet.  I can always find a spot for a tomato plant or two.  I always loved canning and making pickles, jams and jellies.  It seems with our present economy more people are going back to gardens. I sure hope so!

Have a great weekend. Don’t forget to eat your veggies!  Take some time for YOU. Thank you for your continued support.  We will see you back here next week with more delicious pot luck recipes. 

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