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My Mama’s Pound Cake

This is the pound cake my mama used to make. Only she added one teaspoon of mace (the outer shell of a nutmeg), you could just use nutmeg. It adds a certain mmmmm to the cake.



I’m a scratch cook. For the most part, if a member of my family is eating it, it was cooked by me. Except breakfast, which is my husband’s wheelhouse, and let me tell you, that man can throw down on breakfast food. They don’t call it Whit’s B&B for nothing. I love to collect recipes and try new things. I have a basic repertoire that leans heavily on southern and Italian food with a bit of Mexican and Asian thrown in, but I like to mix it up. That’s where the app, Paprika comes in. Yeah, it’s a $20 app, and yes, it took me TWO YEARS to overcome my aversion to expensive apps. But it is so worth it. I love that I can find a recipe online, open it up in the Paprika browser and save it. No muss. No fuss. I have a ton of cookbooks I don’t even use anymore because I rely so heavily on Paprika. Yes, this $20 app is worth the price.



Y’all better have some. That’s a picture of my legendary Potato, Sausage and Kale Soup, a recipe I reverse engineered from a soup they serve at the Olive Garden. And I can tell you without any false modesty–mine is better. Hey, Muhammad Ali said if it’s the truth, it’s not bragging! -lol-

Now you might be asking, where oh where can I get my hands on the recipe for such a culinary delight? Believe it or not, it’s all yours, along with recipes from nearly a hundred of your favorite authors, for the low, low price of FREE!!! On October 1st ARe will release their free cookbook collection, Passionate Cooks. And yes, I was one of the lucky writers to be included. So, save the date! And please, tell all your friends.

This is a great, easy recipe. It’s rustic, which means you can leave the skins on the potatoes and rough chop. No fancy dicing necessary. Potato skins are so thin these days, that it’s fine to leave them on. I love this soup on a rainy Saturday when I’m too lazy to fuss too much with dinner. Vegetarian? No worries, switch to veggie stock and substitute Great Northern beans for the potatoes. I like to have Meatless Mondays and have served this soup sans sausage and it was a hit! You will have to double down on the spices, and if you use canned beans, be sure to rinse them off before adding them to the pot, otherwise the’ll have a yucky metallic taste. Here I served it with grilled cheese sammies, but it’s equally delish with a lovely crusty Italian bread, or a good old pan of Southern cornbread. A rib sticking meal for sure!


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