2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.Stir banana mixture into the flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated… Read more Banana Bread →
One of our favorite restaurants is Mas Tacos on Mcferrin Street in East Nashville. I usually order the tortilla soup, but last week I was intrigued with the menu item ” fried avocado taco” and was not disappointed. This is the way that Charlie cooks; he tasted my taco and analyzed it as to the ingredients and later researched how to fry avocados. Finally, he puts together what he read about online with his experience with cooking and experiments. His first attempt at fried avocados was definatly a winner. He… Read more Fried Avocado/Paleo Ranch Dressing →
After eating all the sweets during the Christmas holidays, it is nice to get back to healthier food. This is Kathy Boitnott’s recipe that Charlie made today. Basically it is a vegetable salad that you can add your favorite vegetables. Also, you could vary the amounts of any vegetable. Here are the ingredients: Dressing is: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup honey, salt and pepper to taste. These are approximate measurements, so you will want to taste as you prepare the dressing to… Read more Broccoli Salad →
The dish is a hand built tray I completed in one of my pottery classes at Mid-South Ceramics. I used a large rubber leaf to indent the design, as well as other texture tools on the rim. I call it a sushi tray, but it worked well for Charlie’s califlower. INGREDIENTS: INGREDIENTS 1 head of cauliflower 2 eggs stirred with fork Plain Panko Bread Crumbs Vegetable oil Olive oil Salt and Pepper Sweet Chili Sauce (Panda Express Brand) Wash cauliflower and separate into bite size florets. Toss in olive oil… Read more Fried Cauliflower →
Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 6 cups seafood stock 1 red bell pepper diced 4 cloves garlic minced 1 8oz can tomato paste 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 bay leaves 1 TBSP dried oregano 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp Red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp dried Basil 2 Tbsp sea salt 1 large can crushed tomatoes 1 1/2 cup dry white wine sprinkle of thyme 1 onion diced 3 shallots minced 1 fennel bulb thinly sliced 1 lb clams 1 lb mussels 1 lb large shrimp 1 dozen sea scallops sliced… Read more Cioppino (fish stew) →
About 15 years ago, Charlie decided he liked to cook. He is a marvelous cook. This past year, he challenged himself to prepare Paleo cuisine changing the sugars, dairy and flours in his recipes. Our passions go well together. I like to make functional pottery to showcase his fabulous recipes. This is my latest pottery design ,my personal favorite that I am using for our new dinner set. So far, I only have one place setting complete. I found that grey was a difficult glaze to find. I spray on… Read more Charlie’s Fudge Pie →
In 1988, I began hand painting each card I sent out. The first card was a grist mill in Boone, N.C and I painted 4 cards. Now I am painting anywhere from 20 to 35 cards each year. Usually there is one design, but some years I have painted several different cards. Tomorrow I plan to finish up my 2019 cards.