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Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Recipes are brought to you by The Tentacle on Saturdays to help reignite the joy that is “family dinner.”  A time to bond and share your day over a meal.  We take out the struggle over “what” to fix.  You supply the conversation.

A Seasonal Herb Tip

No idea what to do with the Chives taking over your herb garden? Try tossing them into some cottage cheese.

Crab Imperial

Out of my tin of scribbled recipes comes one of my favorites, served as an entrée or used as stuffing for baked fish. Either way, it is indescribably delicious! Try it and let us know what you think!

BBQ Sauce

Here’s a BBQ sauce I concocted for the upcoming grilling events. I’m curious to hear what readers think. Is it too sweet? Right on target? Ways to improve? Let us know in the comments section!


People tell me I make the best cheesecake. They think it must be difficult to make a great cheesecake…NOT! So, here’s a secret that is…well…no longer a secret! It’s a recipe I believe I got from the inside of a cream cheese box many years ago. It is so easy to make and the best tasting I’ve ever had!

Potato Salad Ala Melina

It’s Vidalia onion season time!  What a great use of this tasty onion in this Italian potato salad recipe from my memory...

Millie’s Tomato Salad

All your tomatoes coming in at once? I’ve been spending the past week creating tomato foods for the massive amount we’ve got. Of course, I’ve been sharing with friends and I hope they like my creations. Today I will share with you my memory of mom’s tomato salad. Oh so good! This is a great salad for preparing the day before you plan to serve. Try it and let us know what you think!

Spinach Is Delicious, I Promise

Another one of those silver linings in the current state of being lockeddown, is the renewed interest in home gardens.  In keeping...

Gracie’s Spicy Tomato Juice

How’s your tomato crop coming along? Got tomatoes? Well, here’s my tasty take on tomato juice. I hope you like it spicy! (Probably makes a great Bloody Mary without the need to add anything but the alcohol.) The recipe below yields 2 cups. Try it and let us know what you think! If you enjoy the 2-cup recipe, double it, bottle it, and have it in your fridge for a few days. If you do that, remember to shake before pouring! Enjoy!

Island Chowder

As promised, in a February 24, 2020 column, below is a recipe to share and enjoy with your family this Sunday, or...

Millie’s Peas With Lamb

Every Easter mom would make this vegetable dish to complement our main dish. Now I make it, and not only for the holidays. Oh my gosh, it is so tasty. Try it and let us know what you think!