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Author Archives: The Foodie Tourist

Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Jam – Slow Cooker

  I promise you will taste my Kentucky memories in this fabulous refrigerator staple. I have made this jam so many times I have lost count! It’s a Mason jar-filled Christmas gift paired with a loaf of fresh bread tied up with twine. It’s a glaze or topping for grilled pork chops. It’s piled high … Continue reading »

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Easiest Fruit Tart Ever

I have to tell you something. Some of my best recipes came about when I was 19 years old and college-student poor! My recipe for the Easiest Fruit Tart Ever is my favorite quick, gourmet dessert or freshly made breakfast treat! I have made it thousands of times and it never ceases to amaze me how awesome … Continue reading »

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Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

I am nearly 5’11” tall so you might not think I could have a problem managing weight, but I do, and always have. At my highest weight I was 261 pounds! My recipe for Skinny Shepherd’s Pie is proof that you can take your old, warm, and hearty family recipes and rework them to be healthy and … Continue reading »

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My Easy Healthy Muffin

Even though I have been making a version of my easy muffin recipe for what seems like 40 years, this particular recipe is in honor of my longtime friend, Angie. She was diagnosed with diabetes some time ago, and had been searching online for a muffin recipe that was healthy for diabetics and versatile, yet tasty. When … Continue reading »

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Jacked Up Cauliflower

If you like spicy foods, but not hot, you will love my recipe for Kentucky-grown Jacked Up Cauliflower! You’ll find yourself sneaking into the fridge in the middle of the night for a spoonful – it’s that addicting! It’s easy, versatile, low carb (if you care about that!), Kentucky Proud®, and just plain old DELISH! I have made a … Continue reading »

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Cantaloupe Ginger Frozen Yogurt

If you love fresh cantaloupe, you will absolutely love my super easy recipe for Cantaloupe Ginger Frozen Yogurt! With only six ingredients, you can throw it together in a blender, put it in your ice cream freezer, and enjoy a delicious, healthy dessert by the time dinner is finished! This recipe was inspired by a “quick” … Continue reading »

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Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pie

Living in the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky, Oldham County, there really is no way I can visit a market and not take a gander at all the gorgeous, colorful, yet ugly, heirloom tomatoes! This is my Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pie recipe based on those sugar babies! The story comes from a long list of Amish and children’s home memories, has … Continue reading »

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Dish Behind the Dish – Orange Fig Creme Brulee

Click here for my Orange Fig Crème Brulee recipe using yogurt instead of heavy cream! You will absolutely love this Dish Behind the Dish – Orange Fig Crème Brulee made with yogurt instead of heavy cream! It’s easy, healthy, decadent, and sinfully DELISH! The love story isn’t bad either! Read on for the story… In order for … Continue reading »

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Orange Fig Creme Brulee Recipe

For the story behind this fabulous recipe, read “Dish Behind the Dish – Orange Fig Crème Brulee“ Ingredients Poaching Liquid 7 oz. dried black mission figs (I used Sun-maid California Mission Figs) 1 cup water 1 long strip orange peel 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Custard 2 cups plain … Continue reading »

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Candy Orange Slice Cake Recipe

 Candy Orange Slice Cake The Dish Behind the Dish – My Foodie Memory 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup buttermilk 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 lb. dates, chopped 1 lb. orange slice candies, chopped 1-1/3 cups shredded sweetened coconut 2 cups pecans, chopped 1 cup orange … Continue reading »

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