Crab Cakes with Creamy Sauce

This summer, we’re taking a road trip in our kitchens.  It’s kind of like a regular road trip, without the chants of “Are we there yet?” and no need to fill up the gas tank.

We’ll be traveling through the country together and sampling dishes as we go.  A couple of weeks ago we stopped in New England for New England Blueberry Coffee Cake.  Today, we’re in the Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

There are so many different foods that I could choose to make for each region we visit.  Readers gave me lots of ideas on Facebook of dishes to include.  I only wish I could make a decent at-home version of a Philly Cheese Steak.  I’ve tried, but fallen short.  There’s nothing like the real thing, cheez whiz and all.

One reader mentioned a dish called “Garbage Plate” that is served in the Rochester, NY area.  It’s a hot dog (or sometimes hamburger), fried potatoes, baked beans, onions, mustard all covered with chili-meat sauce.  Wow!  It remind me of the Sloppers that we had in Colorado Springs last summer.  A wonderful mess!

I chose to make Crab Cakes.  I’m not sure how authentic these are.  I’ve only had crab cakes a few times, but these tasted just as good as those I’ve eaten in restaurants.  They’re quick and easy to make, but I’m not going to lie – they are a little expensive.  Yummy though!  Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

New England Blueberry Coffee Cake

How many U.S. states have you been too?  I have not been to very many, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to go.  You know those culprits – time and money – that keep us from getting to do what we’d like to do.

So I had an idea that this summer I would travel the country from my own kitchen and invite you to come along.

This week, we’re in the New England states of Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.   I would love to visit this area of the world, because I hear it is beautiful!  If you’re from New England, please leave a comment and let me know.  And tell us what your favorite regional foods are – links welcome!

I chose to make this recipe for New England Blueberry Coffee Cake.  I found the recipe on AllRecipes.  The only change I made was the baking time.  The time the recipe states was no where near long enough.  I also forgot to add the flour to the butter and brown sugar in the topping.  It still turned out, but the flour would have made it more like a crumb topping.

We loved this cake.  It’s full of blueberries, topped with brown sugar and butter and studded with walnuts.  Oh my! [Read more…]

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