Nov 12 2011

green bean casserole l’ orient

Green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company and has since become a popular Thanksgiving side dish in the United States.

The inspiration for the dish was to create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand in the 1950’s: green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup.”

Green Bean Casserole L’Orient is a twist on the classic green bean casserole recipe.


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Sep 18 2011

papa a la huancaína

Papa a la Huancaína is a Peruvian potato dish, topped with a spicy Huancaína sauce.

It is typically served cold, as an appetizer, over lettuce and garnished with black olives and quartered hard boiled eggs.
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Aug 7 2011

salată de sfeclă

Romanian cuisine is quite diverse due in part to it’s geographical position in Eastern Europe. It’s cuisine has evolved through influences from many invading nations including Turkey, Russia, Germany, and Hungary.

Some of Romania’s traditional dishes include; mamaliga (polenta), sarmale (cabbage rolls with rice and minced pork), eggplant salad (salată de vinete), salată de sfeclă (beet salad), and vişinată (a type of cherry liqueur, pronounced vi-she-na-tuh).

Although Romania is not a rich country, people take pride in the fact that they are able and willing to offer strangers the best they have and hospitality is often expressed through food.


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Dec 18 2010

corn souffle

1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of flour
2/3 cup of whole milk
14 oz. can of cream styled corn
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of chopped green peppers
3 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Melt butter, add flour and blend well. Cook this mixture for about 1 minute. Add milk and cook then cook until thickened (about 4-5 minutes).

Remove from the heat and add the egg yolks, salt, cheese and green pepper. Stir to combine. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.

Bake in greased 7 inch diameter souffle dish at 325 for 45 minutes or until set.


Leslie is a true southern belle born and raised in the South. She grew up watching her grandmother and mother cook southern meals her entire life. Leslie loves church cookbooks and junior league cookbooks which is her secret to discovering old family receipes.