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9 Responses to “Share!”

  1. 1 Mrs. Kay Ward July 8, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Hey, sure do enjoy this, especially blackberry recipes. My husband (Sonny) and I just bought a John Deere 4 wheel drive Gator. So we are using it to pick blackberries. We go in fields and back up to the vines and pick. We love it. I usually make blackberry jam , but will try the cobbler recipe. We live in Martin Co. in eastern Ky. and there are lots of back roads and strip mine sites where the wild berry vines grow. I always helped my Mom pick when I was a little girl, and the chiggers were the worst part of it and an occassional run in with a snake. I will be in touch and keeping up with this blog, love it. Kay Ward

  2. 2 Benita McCoy-Lyons July 11, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Hello Sharon,
    Thank you for inviting me to share from my cooking diary!
    Today I’d enjoy sharing the newest pie recipe for this 2007 summer from my kitchen to yours…

    Blueberry cream cheese pie
    Crust for 2 pies:
    3 cups self-rising flour plus 2 pinches iodized salt
    2 tablespoons sugar (divided in half)
    2 sticks butter softened (1 for each crust)
    1/2 cup ice water (divided in half)

    Note: I divide this to make sure the crusts are even. You can make the crust a few days ahead if you wish.

    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, butter and ice water. Knead the ingredients by hand until smooth, adding ice water as needed. Referigerate until ready to use.
    On a floured board, roll dough and cut 2 crusts to size of pie plate.

    Blueberry filling for two pies
    2 cups fresh blueberries
    1 cup sugar
    Dash vanilla
    1/2 cup blueberry juice
    1/4 cup tapioca
    1 packet Knox gelatin
    In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients. Pour into a crust-lined pie plate pour into crust that has been lined with one container regular soft cream cheese. Cover with top crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

  3. 3 jeanelle y. halsey December 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Sharon,
    do your new book have the recipe for the death by chocolate pie (huckleberry). or when can i get a copy.


  4. 4 Dottie Bond Watkins July 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi Sharon.
    I am hoping that you or one of your other readers can help me.
    I am looking for a recipe from the old T.W. Lee’s restaurant in Lexington back in the 80′s. They had fried zuchinni with a cucumber dip that my husband loved which I would like to re-create for him.
    I would appreciate any help.


  5. 5 Sharon Arnold August 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Does anyone remember “Chicken Velvet” from the old Oriental Inn in Lexington? Is there a restaurant in Kentucky that serves this dish? Does anyone have the recipe? It was soo good!


  6. 6 Jessica Krall August 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Sharon: Did you ever find this recipe? I too have searched for it for years with no luck. Would love to find anyone who used to cook at the restaurant and perhaps they would pass on the recipe for Chicken Velvet from the Oriental Inn. The last I was told was that the former owner moved away. I sure miss the food, the excellent service and the ambiance…was where my first husband and I went for dinner with our wedding party following our tiny little wedding. What memories!! Jessica

  7. 7 Tina June 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm


    I sure miss Annette’s cafe downtown, what i really miss is her strawberry cake, we used to go for lunch and have a piece of cake with coffe after.
    First question: do you have or can you get that recipe.
    Second question: Is Annette’s opened somewhere else or catering and do you know how to get in touch with her.
    Thank you for your time.
    Tina Thompson

  8. 8 beth January 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Dear Sharon:

    I just read in the January Southern Living and wonderful article, “the Best Bakery’s in the South” I was delighted to see BlueGrass Bakery in Clays Mills Shopping Center as THE only Bakery mention in Kentucky. They were in some pretty terrific company. Why don’t you do an article about them. It would may good reading and highlight one of our outstanding local businesses.

    Thanks, Beth Lowe

  9. 9 Carmen Denegri December 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Hi Sharon,

    It was great seeing you again in Paris. The receipe I was asking you about is called “Arkansas Country Cornbread”.

    My daughter loved the peppermint bark bar idea. She has started to make those for friends.

    Thank you again,


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