1-22-2016 10-46-26 AMEver make a mistake and have it turn out to be in your favor? Well… that’s what happened to me!

Recently I mistakenly grabbed a Jiffy Lemon cake mix for a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix! I poured two boxes of corn muffin mix and a lemon cake mix into my mixer, added the ingredients times three on the corn muffin mix box…and let-err RIP!

As it baked, it filled the house with a lemony aroma. At the same time my family and I were having a debate on just how high this corn bread was gonna rise. I had even used my new red casserole dish and wondered if that could have added to its height.

Finally, I checked the boxes and to my surprise, yes lemon cake mix. We didn’t know if we should eat it as dessert or what…I think we did a little of both. Try it, it was great…I plan to make it again. Shelley Underhill

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1-8-2016 10-23-20 AMIn Louisiana, we call it “head cheese.” In Alabama we call it “souse.” Call it what you want, this stuff is good. This is a version that I came up with over the holidays. Sit down with a big hunk of it, and a sleeve of Ritz crackers and . . . If you eat either of the above, well you get my point.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com. Enjoy.

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I have to give credit for this recipe to “He Cooks She Cooks.” They are out of Huntsville, and have an awesome cookbook that is sold around town.

Well, mom got hold of one. You guessed it…she made chicken pot pie first. What a treat! We enjoyed it so much that I made it again that week and my daughter’s first words after tasting it were “When are you gonna make this again?” I just laughed and said “That’s what I told your grandmother!” So, needless to say, this ranks up there with “You gotta try this one.”

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2016. If you have questions or ideas, please email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com

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12-3-2015 10-41-08 AM“Ho, ho, ho” is almost here, and all along the way we will have many a Christmas party to go to, so why not make something simple easy and tasty? If you follow these simple directions, then you are guaranteed to have the dish that everybody keeps asking “Who made that chicken stuff?” Give it a try and let me know how they like it.
You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com
Happy Holidays, and most importantly, God Bless.

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11-6-2015 10-23-52 AMIf you’re like me, you are always looking for ways to cut your calorie intake. Recently I started experimenting with the different kinds of squash we have at our fingertips in our local supermarkets. I found that butternut squash is about half the calories of sweet potatoes and just as tasty.
Give It a try! You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com

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9-7-2015 9-43-19 AMI know most of us have heard of “Strawberry Pretzel Salad,” but I had never heard of it until I moved to Alabama. The first time I was introduced to this scrumptious desert I fell in love with it. It’s easy to make and hard to resist!

This week I am going to share the peach version of this decadent desert. My awesome daughter (who just happens to also be a fabulous cook) prepared her version of this recipe this week. Make some for your family and enjoy.

You can email your questions to shelleysdesk@gmail.com

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8-7-2015 2-33-53 PMCiao, y’all! Green tomatoes go from the frying pan into the fire with a Southern-Italian twist. Using white (rather than brown) balsamic vinegar in the marinade brightens the color of the grilled tomatoes, but the salad’s flavor is exceptional with either. The fresh basil and mozzarella are very nice additions to this dish which is so easy to make and absolutely delicious.

This is also a great way to eat tomatoes if the acid of a ripe tomato is too much.

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By: Cindy Bridges, owner of Cindy Lou’s Deli

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7-17-2015 1-07-23 PMThe heat index is climbing higher, and the gardens are putting forth their bounty. So, in keeping with the grilling theme, what about a grilled vegetable soup? Gazpacho is a popular cold soup for the hot days of summer. This is a basic recipe that can be expanded with grilled corn, eggplant, etc. Just adjust the liquids to thin the soup as desired.

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7-3-2015 3-36-16 PMSummer is here, and it is too hot to cook in the kitchen. So, move outside to the grill instead. With all the abundance of fresh produce, now is the time to put your grill to good use. Everything from meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits…well you get the picture…can be cooked on the grill.

This is a favorite of mine that is fast, easy, and healthy. The asparagus can also be substituted with fresh green beans. The natural sugars will caramelize somewhat, making this dish like eating candy; you just can’t stop!

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I would love to hear from you if you try it and like it.
Email me at cindycooks4u@yahoo.com.
Owner of Cindy Lou’s Deli
Many thanks to Cindy Bridges, who is filling in for Shelley this edition.

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