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Back to the Good Ol’ Days Cookbook

Have you ever wanted to go back to the good old days, watching your Memaw cooking in the kitchen… and “helping” by standing on a stool and pouring ingredients in a bowl or adding the sprinkles to her very special cookies? Now you can, with this great cookbook binder! It’s a great place to gather your favorite family recipes and pass them down to your grandchildren as they help you by standing on a stool and pouring ingredients into a bowl…


Some Like It Hot

I know Dean’s been doing most of the posts here, but I just couldn’t resist this hot little Habanero design! I love cooking and I love cooking with peppers! The hotter the better and you can’t get hotter than this great photograph of colorful red, green and yellow habanero peppers at a farmer’s market in New Mexico.

Want to feel the heat? Try this great recipe from Cooking Enthusiast! And don’t think I forgot the music. Who can resist dancing along in the kitchen with Robert Palmer’s Some Like it Hot?

Muffaletta Panini With Spicy Olive Spread

Spicy Olive Spread
1/2 cup Habanero Stuffed Olives
1 cup Pimiento-stuffed olives
1 cup Italian Gardinera
2 Tbs. Cajun Garlic Spice
1/2 cup Olive Oil

  • Roughly chop the olives and gardinera mix, transfer to bowl.
  • Add Cajun garlic mix and olive oil.
  • Stir until combined, cover and refrigerate.

Spicy Muffaletta Panini
1 loaf Ciabatta bread
1 cup Spicy Olive spread
1/4 lb. sliced ham
1/4 lb. sliced Mortadella
1/4 lb. sliced Genoa salami
1/4 lb. sliced Provolone
1/4 lb. sliced Mozzarella

  • Cut bread in half horizontally.
  • Spread bottom half with olive mixture, then layer on the meat and cheese.
  • Cover with top and wrap entire sandwich in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour in order to give the juice from the olive spread a chance to soak in.

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