Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Gathering

The Good Eats Society

is getting together:

Thursday, October 21st


Bring your favorite:

Halloween or Fall Food

Holli Barbera’s Home

9808 Tonya Drive

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Grandma Chris’ Peach Crunch

Grandma Chris’ Peach Crunch

Laura Hopkins



Diced peaches to fill 13 x 9” pan

4 ounces tapioca, divided

1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups quick rolled oats

1 ¼ cups brown sugar

1 ¾ stick margarine or butter, cubed

Flour bottom of 13 x 9 pan. Sprinkle pan with ½ cup of sugar (sweeter fruits will need less sugar). Dice peaches to fill pan 1 ½ - 2 inches deep. Halfway through filling the pan, sprinkle on 2 ounces of tapioca. When it is completely filled, add another 2 ounces of tapioca over the top. In a separate bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, 1 ½ cups quick rolled oats, 1 ¼ cups brown sugar, and 1 ¾ sticks margarine or butter, cubed. Mix topping ingredients together until crumbly and put on top of peaches. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until brown on top and juices are bubbling around the edges.

Open Face Caprese Sandwich

Open Face Caprese Sandwich
Windy Reay

Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh Mozzarella Sliced
Fresh Baguette Sliced

Arrange slices of baguette on serving platter. Layer with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top. Serve immediately.


Served on Apple Rings
Holli Barbera

Yield: 4 Cups

2- 15.5 oz cans chick peas, drained

1/2 C tahini, normally in the natural section

5 cloves garlic, crushed (I roast four of them so they are smoky and smooshy and then minced to death the fifth so it is crisp and crunchy)

1 t cumin

1 t paprika

1/2 C extra virgin olive oil

4 lemons, juiced

2 t salt

Place the chick peas, tahini, garlic, cumin and paprika in a food processor (I also add one sliver of a sun dried tomato- creative license ya know- hahaha!) and pulse to combine. Turn food processor on high and drizzle in olive oil, once incorporated add lemon juice. Process until smooth. Salt to taste and serve! I live to dip apples (rings or slices). YUMMY!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

White Sangria

White Sangria
Windy Reay via Betty Crocker

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice, chilled
1 cup lemon-lime soda pop, chilled
2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced
1 medium orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
3 1/2 cups white grape juice, chilled
4 cups club soda, chilled

Stir sugar, orange juice and lemon-lime soda pop in a large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Pour half of mixture in a separate pitcher. Divide fruits and white grape juice evenly between pitchers.

Refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, pour half of club soda into each pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve immediately. Serve over ice if desired.

Sweet Basil Smoothie

Rachel Bingham via Giada De Laurentiis -- Food Network


  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe (follows)
  • 1 cup ice


In a blender, combine the yogurt, basil, Lemon Simple Syrup, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into frosted glasses and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 (6-ounce) servings

Lemon Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.


Stuffin Egg Muffins
Michelle Cutler

6 oz. pkg. chicken stove top stuffing
12 eggs
bacon bits
shredded cheese

Prepare stuffing mix as directed (omit standing time)
Spray muffin tins with Pam
Press 1/4 cup stuffing mix into the bottom and up the sides of each muffin tin. ( It's much easier if your fingers are wet) Crack 1 egg into each stuffin lined muffin cup. Sprinkle with bacon bits and shredded cheese. Bake @ 400 for 20 min. Let stand 5 min. Remove. Delicious served with fruit.