My husband is Cajun and is very particular when it comes to crab cakes. He does NOT like filler, but it can be difficult to hold the cakes together without any. These are packed with crab, using only the smallest amount of breadcrumbs. Adjust the Tabasco to suit your tastes, then serve some on the side as well.
This recipe for Hermits was given to me by my friend Elizabeth, who couldn’t believe I’d never heard of them. They were a tradition in her family for generations. We fell in love with them not only for the taste, but also for the ease. There’s no need to wait…
These are a cross between a cookie and carrot cake, and one of our favorite desserts to include in a lunch bag. If you don’t have dates, use raisins instead.
This lightened-up version of eggplant Parmesan is a lovely dish to serve at a party or luncheon. We also bring leftovers in our lunch bag to eat cold or heat up in a microwave or oven. Slice eggplant lengthwise to make luncheon-size servings, or slice across to form small, round pieces to serve as appetizers.