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Irish Soda Bread, round loaf on serving plate.

Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread ~ quick and easy traditional recipe bakes up crusty and dense with flour, sugar, baking soda, butter, raisins, egg and buttermilk. I have been making this Irish soda bread every St. Patrick’s Day for at least 18 years now, ever since I saw it in an issue of Saveur magazine.  It is simple and …

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Collards in white serving bowl.

Instant Pot Collard Greens

Instant Pot Collard Greens, easy southern/soul food style collards in under an hour, with smoky ham and seasoned pot liquor for sopping up with corn bread, of course! When I think of collard greens, I think of the times I’ve had them as one of the quintessential sides in a soul food restaurant.  I never …

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Braised Cabbage and Potatoes

Braised Cabbage and Potatoes

Braised cabbage and potatoes, with bacon, onion and chiles.  Easy and delicious stove top fried cabbage and potatoes recipe. I love cabbage yet I hardly ever make it.  Sort of a lowly vegetable I just forget about.  Maybe if I’m making a cole slaw in the summer, or definitely on St. Patrick’s Day.  But otherwise, …

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