Recipes and Stories

30 March 2018: Fresh for Easter III

March 30, 2018

Tags: Easter Dinner, Easter Appetizers, Potted Whiskey Cheese, Potted Irish Whiskey Cheese, Spring, Easter

Potted Whiskey Cheese
For most of us Southerners (I suspect, Americans in general) it would not be Easter without deviled eggs, but it’s always nice to have an extra nibble or two in case dinner is delayed by the roast or by a long-winded Easter sermon.

This lovely potted cheese is from one of my newspaper columns on traditional Irish fare for Savannah’s notorious St. Patrick’s Day celebration, but potted whiskey cheese is also found in England and Scotland and here in the South, where it’s usually made with bourbon. (more…)

30 March 2018: Fresh for Easter II

March 30, 2018

Tags: Easter Dinner, Carrot Gratin, Skillet Carrot Gratin, Easter, Easter Side Dish, Spring

Skillet Carrot Gratin is a fine side dish for either lamb or ham
While we’re on gratins, carrots just seem to go with Easter, and this goes equally well with lamb or ham (or poultry, for that matter). It can be doubled easily: If you’re making it for a crowd and don’t have a skillet big enough to do it all in one, make it in two pans or do the initial cooking in batches and transfer it to one large gratin for the final baking. (more…)