A brief explanation for my recent absence: You may have noticed that the Self-Taught Cook has been rather silent lately. I have been unable to blog very often due to health problems and family obligations, but things are getting better and I have returned to the kitchen. I tried to fill the void on here with book reviews, and will continue to feature reviews because I REALLY like to read, but recipes will once again be my main focus. To everyone who did not forget me while I was out--THANK YOU!
Last weekend, we went home to Kentucky for my 30-year High School reunion. We had an awesome time seeing old friends and making new ones. Of course, a trip home is not complete until I've pulled at least a couple of recipes out of my relatives. This trip was no different, and my Aunt Barbara never disappoints me. She always has a new recipe she's just tried, and she's always willing to share. Gotta love a person like that. : ) She brought over a bowl of Cherry Salad for us to try, and it was delish! I didn't even wait to be polite, but just grabbed my laptop and started typing the recipe. I typed with one hand and held a spoon in the other. This will be one of those dishes everyone begs you to bring to potlucks and family dinners.
|Okay, I took this picture of Aunt Barbara last Thanksgiving, but it's still a good picture. The little cutie she's holding is her latest grandchild.|
And as for the trip and the reunion, more blog posts will follow. I think I may have at least a week's worth to talk about on here. Stay tuned....
AUNT BARBARA'S CHERRY SALAD
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 9oz. carton Cool Whip
1 C chopped pecans
Mix together; refrigerate.
There you go! In the words of Rachael Ray, "Easy-peasy!"
music to cook by
Until next time, Happy Cooking! : )
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