Virginia Recipes

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My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake

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My mother got this when she lived in Virginia. It's really good.

Virginia Clise Bread

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These are by far the best rolls I've ever had! My neighbor's mom makes these and passed the recipe along. They are scrumptious! This recipe makes a lot of rolls. You can freeze the dough after forming it into rolls.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

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This goes great with Jefferson Davis pie, pecan pie, or pumpkin pie!

Jefferson Davis Pie

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This pie is extremely rich and should be served in small wedges. It's especially good with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream.

Williamsburg Cookies

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Very tasty, these cookies have very little flour.

Virginia Apple Pudding

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This is a wonderful old family recipe served warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin

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I feel that the apple cider makes this jerk marinade unique, and a bit untraditional. Being from the apple country of Virginia, the apple cider was a natural. For added flavor, add apple or hickory wood chips soaked in water on top of the hot coals. You can begin grilling when the chips start smoking. Grilled pineapple goes well with this as a side dish.

Gingerbread Cookies I

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This is a wonderful recipe from Colonial Williamsburg.

Cheddar and Olive Balls

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I based this recipe on one from a famous Virginia colonial tavern, but I've had much better success with this one than the one published in their cookbook. It's great for parties, picnics, or potlucks. It will also freeze well (uncooked) for quick prep anytime!

Old Virginia Wassail Cider

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A quick and delicious hot cider drink - Great for cold weather entertaining. Always a big hit with young and old! Cloves can be placed into cheesecloth or teabag infuser for easy removal if desired. A cinnamon stick in each cup makes a nice garnish.

Best Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

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We found this recipe tucked inside my mom's Bible when going through her things. It has become a family tradition on the first snow day of the year and if that doesn't happen, which can be the case here in central Virginia, we know it'll be the featured dessert at Easter and anytime a comfort food is in order.

Pepperoni Rolls

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These are the amazingly unique pepperoni rolls found in almost all convenience stores in West Virginia and Southwestern PA. A slightly sweet fluffy dough with spicy pepperoni makes for a delicious treat!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Silk Pie

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This is adapted from the secret recipe that for decades was known only to chefs at Miller and Rhoads, a premier department store in Richmond, Virginia that closed back in 1990.

Crissi's Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Yummy sweet potato biscuits that rival Steamer's biscuits in Chincoteague, Virginia. You'll taste no better than this! My family hates sweet potatoes, but they snatch these up every time I make them! You could also substitute pumpkin for the sweet potato and cardamom for the nutmeg.

Hoppin' Juan

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My grandma always made Hoppin' John on New Year's Day when I was growing up in Virginia. I now live in New Mexico and decided to put a hot Southwestern spin on the recipe this year, hence the name. It's simple and tasty, and has some heat. I only added two jalapenos, but you could add more if you like it hotter. If you don't like hot food, you might want to eliminate the jalapenos completely. My husband and I both loved it.