Recipes: Experience Flavor at Home

by | May 2024

SAVOR THE essence of a hometown getaway with heartwarming flavors that celebrate locally available ingredients. From comforting classics to tempting treats, give yourself a break and bring the charm of a small-town vacation right to your kitchen. 

If you want the taste of exploration you find on vacation, try a new-to-you recipe from your dream destination’s cookbooks. Or plan a meal resembling your favorite summer vacation spots. Have fun creating an authentic atmosphere that takes you miles away without ever leaving home. 

So, kick back, relax, and let your taste buds embark on a journey without leaving home. These recipes are your staycation ticket, where every bite reminds you of the charm and flavors that make your hometown truly special. GN 

Banana Pudding: Submitted by Nancy Parkerson 

2 eggs, separated 

1/2 c. + 3 T. sugar 

pinch of salt 

1 T. flour 

2 c. milk 

1 t. vanilla 

3-4 bananas, sliced 

1 box vanilla wafers 

In a saucepan, combine egg yolks and sugar. Add salt, flour, and milk. Cook over slow heat until thickened. Add vanilla. Pour into a baking dish, alternating with bananas. Add wafers. Beat egg whites with 3 T. sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Cover pudding and brown at 350°. 

Fried Chicken: In memory of Margie Inez Drake 

2 pkgs. Italian salad dressing 

2 c. biscuit mix 

2/3 c. club soda 

1 egg, beaten 

1 fryer chicken, cut up 

oil for frying 

In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 package of salad dressing with the biscuit mix. In a small mixing bowl, combine soda and egg. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then baking mix mixture. Set chicken pieces on a rack to drip. Fry in a skillet of deep fat for 3 minutes. Place in a baking dish and bake for 350° for 30 minutes. You can also just deep fry for 20-25 minutes. 

Strawberry Lemonade: Submitted by Morgan Hargrove 

1 c. strawberries, chopped 

1/4 c. lemon juice 

1/2 c. sugar 

1 can frozen lemonade concentrate 

1 can water 

1/2 c. powdered lemonade mix 

2 bottles strawberry sparkling water 

1/2 c. strawberry soda 

Place chopped strawberries in a medium bowl with lemon juice and sugar. Let sugar dissolve to make a syrup. Add lemonade concentrate and water. Stir in lemonade mix. Pour into a large pitcher. Add 1 bottle of sparkling water. Mix well. Add remaining sparkling water. Stir in strawberry soda. 

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