Pecan Pie Muffins

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1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1/2 cup melted butter Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl, making a well in center. Beat eggs until foamy, stirring in butter. Stir all ingredients together until moistened. Place...

Traditional Shortbread

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1 pound softened unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Butter four 9" pie pans. Cream together butter and sugar. Add flour. With hands, crumble mixture (mixers won’t do!). Divide and pat into four pie pans. The dough...

Melon & Nectarine Soup

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1 large cantaloupe 4 nectarines Juice of 2 oranges 2 drops Tabasco sauce Dash of balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint 4 sprigs mint for garnish Sugar to taste Halve the melon, discard the seeds. Scoop the melon into a blender. Add sliced nectarines and orange juice,...

Pumpkin Muffins

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3 cups flour 1 1/3 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 one-pound can pumpkin 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/3 cup water 1 cup raisins In large bowl, combine flour and all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat pumpkin and all...

Mulled Wine

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12 ounces burgundy wine 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice Sugar to taste Simmer ingredients 10 minutes. Strain and serve with cinnamon sticks. Serve in two mugs.

Perfectly Peach Cooler

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2 peaches, peeled, pitted 2 (6 ounces) peach yogurt 2 cups milk Ice cubes Slices of peaches to decorate. Blend at high speed: peaches, yogurt and milk until smooth. Pour over ice, decorating with peach slices.

Breakfast Corn Flakes

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1 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon paprika 1/3 cup sugar 2 cups creamed corn 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup milk 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/3 cups kernel corn 1 1/3 teaspoon minced onion Sift together dry ingredients. Beat together creamed...

Cool Gazpacho

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4 cups tomato juice 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 teaspoon sugar 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 medium cucumber, peeled & finely chopped 1 medium onion, peeled & finely chopped 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped 1 rib celery, finely chopped 6...

ABC News Recommends St. Augustine as an “International” Destination for Americans

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Add ABC News’ "Good Morning America" to the chorus of experts lauding the charm of St. Augustine this summer. A July 15 segment of network’s morning news program placed St. Augustine first on its selection of vacation locales Americans could visit “to...

SAHI Donates $10,000 To Local Charity

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The St. Augustine Historic Inns (SAHI) association has delivered a $10,000 donation to The St. Augustine Record’s Empty Stocking Fund, the single-largest donation to the annual holiday charity. Dave Brezing, president of the 26-inn association of bed and breakfasts,...