What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They aren’t spices that I routinely reach for, and many were purchased simply because I wanted to try a recipe that called for them. As I separated these spices, hoping to find them new homes where […]
What can you do when you need to make a holiday pie, but don’t have any sweet potatoes, pecans, or pumpkin in the house? The answer is simple. Take some of those russet potatoes that are almost always hanging around the house, cook them, mash them, and turn them into a delicious Ice Potato Pie. This pie is every bit as delicious as a sweet potato pie. The only difference is that it’s a little lighter in color.
I decided to finish out my 30 days of beans with another dessert recipe, the Navy Bean Pie. This pie recipe is not something made by the Navy, at least not to my knowledge. It is, in fact, made from navy beans which are reported to have been a staple food of the US Navy in the early 20th century. This pie has its roots in the culture of African American Muslims, and is truly an American original. The navy bean is the only bean that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad allowed in the strict dietary code for the Nation of […]