My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day - Plus Crabmeat Stuffed Potatoes

What are you doing for Valentine Day? Are you cooking for your honey? Maybe cooking together. Don't have a special Valentine this year. It really doesn't matter, it's a day of love. We all have someone we love, and nothing says I love you better than something from your kitchen.

Maybe you have a neighbor or friend that's alone today. Don't let them feel like they are forgotten. A few cookies in a bag tied with a pink or red ribbon. Red Velvet Cupcakes always make a nice gift.

Dinner doesn't have to be Prime Rib of Beef Tenderloin, it can be meatloaf or a baked chicken. The only requirement is that it's prepared with love, maybe a few candles on the table.

You could make your vegetable extra special. Men love these potatoes!

Crabmeat Stuffed Potatoes
4 servings
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4 medium baking potatoes
salad oil
6-ounces crabmeat, fresh or frozen, I have used chopped shrimp
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup Half-and-half
salt and pepper to taste
1 heaping tablespoons graded onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees then 350 degrees.

Wash potatoes and rub skins with oil. Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes or until done. Allow potatoes to stand until cool to touch. Slice skin away from top of each potato. Carefully scoop out pulp, leaving shells intact; mash pulp. Combine potato pulp and remaining ingredients except paprika, stirring well. Stuff shells with potato mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake in foil for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until thoroughly heated.


  1. Happy Valentine's Day, my dear friend.

    My mom received a vase of spring flowers today, courtesy of moi. She was thrilled as only an 81-year old proper Canadian lady could be. :)

  2. Happy Valentine's Day Beverly. Thanks for providing me with some of the best recipes. Hope you have a great day.


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