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Sunday, August 9, 2020


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

Mama’s Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

While this Frederick gal (me) is trying out a trial retirement down on Hatteras Island, I’m expanding my cooking repertoire to include more seafood obtained locally at the docks or -- Yes! -- clams from our backyard.

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!

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!

Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe for single dish chicken pot pie.

Meatloaf And Veggies One Pan Meal

Many folks have their favorite comfort food meatloaf recipe.  Try mine and let us know what you think! Ingredients:

Cauliflower With Pasta

Ingredients: One Head CauliflowerOne box (1#) small pasta, like ditalini or spirals or elbowsOlive Oil3 Garlic Cloves1/8 teaspoon red...

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!

Whole Turkey Crockpot Meal

You won’t regret cooking turkey in a crockpot! It is tender! Try it and let us know what you think. Ingredients

Crockpot Stewed Tomatoes

Time for a side dish recipe from, hopefully, what you have in your pantry.  This was an experiment on my part, and...

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!