4-19-2013 2-28-38 PMSomeone passed this recipe along to me and I just had to share it with you. Who knows if its the real KFC recipe or not? I just know that I really enjoyed it! Try it out on your family and friends, and let me know what they say. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com. Enjoy!
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4-19-2013 2-28-38 PMWhat a treat…looking for an easy dessert to make for a get together with friends or family? Well here it is!

I always like to give a little background on any recipe that I share with my readers, so here it goes… This recipe is from my friend Tammy Wilkinson. I met Tammy in Wal-Mart about two years ago. She is a Hurricane Katina transplant, just like I was. We have shared so many memories together, and recipes too. I fondly call her the “cake lady.” She has many other culinary talents that she is willing to share with you.

You can contact her at 256-771-5766 or 504-344-9865. She is ready, willing and able to help with your catering needs! This recipe is one that she shared with her book club friends , and it always stole the show! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. You can always contact me with your questions or recipes at shelleysdesk@gmail.com

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4-7-2013 2-35-50 PMI came up with this version of fruit salsa a few weeks back. After checking the Internet, I was positive that such a dish did exist! Their were several types, all yummy looking. The difference between the others and mine is that I bathed this version in a sour cream dressing. I also used Splenda to sweeten the sour cream. Thus cutting back on a few calories:)

Then, I set out to find the perfect chip for dipping. I found such a thing with the Simply Naked pita chips… Try it out on your family and friends! I am sure they will enjoy it as much as mine did.

You can email your questions to shelleysdesk@gmail.com

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Shelley UnderhillSeveral weeks back I had the honor of attending my daughter’s bridal shower hosted by her wonderful in-laws to be. Not only was the company great, but so was the food! The dish that stood out the most was the bacon and cheddar dip. It was so delicious that I swung by “the Pig” on my way back from Elkmont to grab the ingredients I needed to prepare some dip of my own. You talk about easy to prepare…all you do is open the packages and mix it up! I did, however, change up the recipe just a little, as you will see when you read the recipe on the back of the packet.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs.Kerry Willard for bringing the dip and sharing with us how to prepare it. When I shared it with my family, there were no complaints and nothing left! They ate it all!

Let me know if you try it. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com.
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Shelley UnderhillSeveral weeks back I was asked to make a covered dish for a meeting at church. My reply was, “What would you like me to make?” The response was one I was not expecting. “ Just make a corn casserole,” she said.

My brain started searching for a recipe. All at once I remembered that years ago I had made one such thing!
I must say the recipe is quite tasty too. I had no complaints, and I am sure you will not either.
Let me know what you think, and you can always email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com ENJOY!

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Shelley UnderhillWith all this nice weather we have had this winter, the fresh fruit is everywhere! I personally love a good cold cup of fresh fruit with a dollop of sweetened sour cream on top.

I threw this version together last week after hitting the jackpot in the fruit section at Publix. What I like most about it is that it stays firm and tasty for several days (if it lasts that long!)

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Email your questions and recipes to shelleysdesk@ gmail.com Enjoy!

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Shelley UnderhillIn our last issue I wrote about spicy turnips and about how much I enjoyed them. Well…I decided to try that same recipe on fresh mushrooms. What a hit they were at my place. The question of the day for several days was, “ARE WE HAVING MUSHROOMS TONIGHT?”

Give them a try and let me know what you think. Email your questions to shelleysdesk@gmail.com.

Enjoy!

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You can buy turnips just about anywhere, in any shape and any size. I personally prefer the baseball size ones. If you have never tried them, then you are in for a treat.

Some people call them mock potatoes! I will agree with them! They are quite tasty and very easy to prepare.

Because it’s the beginning of the new year and everyone at my house has set some kind of goal to lose weight or to eat better in 2013, I came up with this recipe that I hope you will try. I enjoyed them so much that I fixed them again several days later.

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Shelley UnderhillThis recipe reminds me of a spice cake. I was hesitant to try it at first, but I am glad that I did. Try this on your family and friends, they will keep coming back for more.

Happy New Year to all my readers! Send your questions and recipes to shelleysdesk@gmail.com.

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