The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Karen's Kitchen

Karen's Kitchen
  • squash patties.jpg Squash, squash everywhere

    It’s summer and that means squash. Squash in the garden. Squash in the garage. Squash everywhere. I love squash but I do have to constantly search for new recipes. I think you will enjoy these! Feel free to send me yours.
    Our first recipe is fried squash patties. These are great! You can freeze them but if you do, you need to warm them in the oven not the microwave. I enjoy these very much! Sometimes I make them real crispy, other times I make them like potato pancakes and have apple sauce with them.

    July 20, 2011 2 Photos

  • banana smoothie.jpg Cool Drinks for a long, hot summer

    Cool Summer Drinks

    As the weather gets hotter and hotter, we look for various ways to cool off. One of those ways is with what we drink. No matter how hot it is outside, we feel better once we get cold liquids into us.
    The southern standard is a tall glass of iced tea. Sometimes we substitute that for the second standard, which are soft drinks, usually dark ones. It really should be water, but in real life, we don’t drink nearly enough water. It’s no fun.
    The recipes for this week deal with those wonderful drinks that we could have all year long but tend to think of only during the summer. You could build an entire menu and event around the colorful, tasty smoothies and shakes that can be made easily in the kitchen with nothing fancier than a blender.

    June 29, 2011 2 Photos

  • DOG_DONUTS.jpg Food of our four-legged friends

    It has been a good while since I did an article on food for my four-legged babies; years in fact. Hobert and I are in Fries, VA this week in the RV and have two of our babies with us. That got us to thinking and talking about treats for them. So, this week, you are getting food for fido ideas. Please keep in mind that these are treats and extras. They are NOT intended to replace any regular food that your dog gets.

    June 22, 2011 1 Photo

  • collards for frying.jpg We have greens coming out our ears

    My husband is a wonderful gardener. This year our garden looks spectacular! But, I didn’t really expect to start harvesting collards and cabbage in May. Somehow I thought it would take longer.

    June 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • chocolate gravy.jpg Chocolate Gravy

    May 25, 2011 1 Photo

  • Salmon with White Chocolate Sauce

    May 25, 2011

  • Chocolate Chili

    May 25, 2011

  • chocolate ribs.jpg Chocolate Covered Short Ribs

    May 25, 2011 1 Photo

  • SAM_0302.JPG Dinner with Friends

    Truly Heavenly Halibut
    Roasted Asparagus
    Strawberry Angel Surprise
    Easy Yeast Rolls


    May 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • potato_salad.jpg Less Calorie Potato Salad

    May 11, 2011 1 Photo

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