Category Archives: brunch

Colonnade Corn Bread Muffins


HOT NOW is the best way to eat doughnuts (Krispy Kremeand Southern cornbread.  The Colonnade restaurant in Atlanta is legendary for making the most tender and moist corn muffins around.  Buttermilk and white corn meal marry and produce great texture and taste.  Hot from the oven and slathered with butter, these corn bread muffins are a little  piece of heaven on a plate.

Anyone have the recipe for their mouth-watering yeast rolls??

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Spooky Peeps

Peeps have gone Halloween and they’re not chicks anymore. They’re Peep pumpkins and ghosts and they’re perfect for decorating Halloween treats.  Add your favorite candy to make them your own.  Calories don’t count on Halloween, right?

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Chocolate, It’s What’s For Breakfast

Gooey, melted chocolate chips are truly one of life’s little pleasures.  You’ve had them in cookies, but have you tried them in muffins?  They’re great for breakfast, brunch, or a snack any time of day.

Mix the dry ingredients the night before and they go together quickly in the morning.  You may or may not need coffee.

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Cupid’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

What’s Valentines Day without a little chocolate?  And what’s a little chocolate without a little champagne?  Go ahead, indulge yourself; count it as one of your fruit servings for the day.

Whether you eat out or stay in, make these for your Valentine and you’ll make someone very happy.    They’re perfect for any occasion and  look extra special served on a silver tray.  If you’re passing them around though, they probably won’t make it very far across the room.

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Highlands Bar and Grill Pimento Cheese

This is the Pimento Cheese I crave and the one I make over and over again. What makes it so good?  Using fresh roasted red peppers  instead of  chopped red peppers from a jar. It makes a huge difference in the taste and bumps it up to a whole new level.

The recipe calls for homemade mayonnaise but since that’s never worked for me,  I use Hellman’s and  love the results.  Serve this as an appetizer with crackers or make the best sandwich ever using the fluffiest white bread you can find.  It’s to die for.

This recipe is from Frank Stitt, a famous Southern Chef who features this in his restaurant Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL. and his cookbook, Southern Table.

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How to Make Banana Bread

Making banana bread is easy.  Waiting on it to come out of the oven is hard. Crusty on the outside and moist and flavorful inside, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It also tastes great if you add fresh blueberries, chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Start with some ripe bananas.  I like to use them before they get too dark and mushy.

These are the basic ingredients and it’s so easy to make.

The mixed batter ready to be popped into the oven.

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Pleasant Peasant Shrimp and Grits

Remember the wonderful Peasant Restaurants that were so popular in Atlanta? Each one had a signature bread and decadent dessert that they were known for. One of the restaurants served fried rolls that melted in your mouth like a HOT NOW Krispy Kreme doughnut.  Divine.  No butter needed.

If you have any of their recipes, feel free to pass them on because they were all wonderful, especially the desserts.

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