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Sweet Home Allegra

❤️Food is LOVE❤️ Eat UP!!

Favorite recipes for creating and preserving vibrant food. Views to my sweet life too. 

 

Mirepoix: The Soup Starter

The French flavor base called mirepoix is a combination of onion, carrot and celery generally cut to the same size. It's used in a ratio...

4-Ingredient Creamy Carrot Soup

Vegan too, because this soup gets its creaminess from Arborio rice (risotto)! The flavor trick is homemade veggie soup stock and sweet...

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Creamy, spicy and finished off with the squash’s own roasted salted seeds, this soup is for when you are really craving complex autumn...

Roasted Peppered Salmon

Roast salmon correctly and then enjoy it at home for a lifetime!! We have never been to a restaurant that cooks salmon as well as we can...

Classic Cornbread

Crumbly, buttery and savory sweet, and so easy to whip up it’s almost embarrassing. Everyone loves cornbread! Yes, you can change it up...

Classic Shortbread

Ahhhh, the sublime, basic butter cookie at its simplest. Store-bought never tastes like what you make at home. My Mister requests these...

Perfect Everyday Quiche

Quiche is Mac and Cheese for grownups. Besides being beautiful comfort food, so very satisfying and delicious, quiche delivers all the...

Sweet and Sour Pickled Apples

These are 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌AMAZING 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌!!!!! Gala apple slices marinated in a sweet brine spiced with shallot, jalapeño, cinnamon,...

Vegetarian (or not) Pot Pie

Sure, you can add chicken pieces if you want. Or fake tofu or seitan chicken, if you must. But this already tastes as perfect as the...

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

It’s timeless, delicious, and easy. What makes this cake effortless is that it begins with a simple store bought Yellow Cake Mix. The...

Cranberry Coriander Chutney

Another fall classic for holiday feasting! Canning up a few jelly jars also sets aside this luscious condiment for summer sandwiches and...

Cranberry Conserve

A conserve differs from a preserve or jam because it has the consistency of a chunky relish and includes dried fruit and nuts. This...

Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Onions

This vegetarian tucks these gems into hummus wraps, onto salads and in charcuterie boards, but my extended family considers them the...

Pickled Brussels Sprouts

If you love an unusual savory pickle and Brussels Sprouts, this pickle is for you. They are not my favorite, but I make it for love of my...

The 10 Commandments of Great Mac and Cheese

A few stipulations from the start: Boxed mixes with powdered “cheese” and powdered “milk” are a firm NO. Velveeta, cottage cheese and/or...

Fresh Tomato Tart

Summer’s pizza/not pizza tomato treat! It’s fresher, lighter than pizza, cuz there isn’t any cheese. The crust is store bought fresh puff...

Zucchini Muffins

👉👉This muffin has ONLY the grated zucchini rind! 👈👈 Use up your garden’s giant end of summer otherwise inedible zucchini for this....

Stone Lion Inn Scones

Moist yet crumbly, crazy delicious and easier to make than any scone EVER!! My Innkeeper friend Janet shared this recipe with me decades...

Pear Custard Pie

Elegant, beautiful, delicious! The custard whirrs up in the blender and the entire confection comes together quickly and effortlessly. ...

 

Elaine

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