Pimento Cheese Burgers

Continuing on with the food holiday theme this month, and tipping my hat to National Hamburger Day on July 28th.  How do you make a really great burger? Grind your own meat.  How do you make it taste even better?  Make your own hamburger buns.  And how do you really take it over the top?  Fill it with a little homemade pimento cheese and slather some of that delicious southern spread on the bun as well.  That’s right, multiple recipes in this post for the ultimate summer grilling sandwich.

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Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce

We all know that store-bought tomatoes taste terrible in the winter, actually they often taste pretty watery and bland most of the year unless your grocery store carries heirlooms or locally grown ones.  Even then, they’re usually a far cry from ones picked right out of the garden.  But there is an exception to this rule: grape tomatoes.  They somehow taste good no matter what time of year it is.  And in the dead of winter when your plate needs a little splash of freshness to get through the gloomy days, grape tomatoes are an excellent substitute for canned tomato products when making sauce.

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Christmas Gift Giving Galore

 

We don’t normally post back to back, but as Carmi mentioned in our last post, this month we are sharing some great recipes for gift giving and we wanted to share these with you as early as possible.  If you missed Carmi’s contribution, here is the link to her Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter Truffles.  I will confess that I may have gone overboard with my contribution to this month’s posts.  I just couldn’t decide on giving you one recipe, so I’m sharing FOUR with you!  By sharing these recipes, I’m also able to share with you a new product line I was recently introduced to.  Luigi Bormioli is a glassware company that makes high quality yet affordable items.

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