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Seafood Cornbread with Crawfish Cream Gravy

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Featured, Main Courses | 1 comment

Seafood Cornbread with Crawfish Cream Gravy

  Six years ago when The Husband and I moved into our house, I found this recipe written down on a forgotten slip of paper in the back of a kitchen cabinet. I decided to hold onto it until crawfish season rolled around again, and then forgot about it every year since. I decided this was the year I would finally give this recipe a try. However, the problem with handwritten recipes is that sometimes people leave out ingredients – whether intentionally or unintentionally, forget to write down measurements, or accidentally omit a step. That...

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Homemade Moon Pies

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Desserts, Featured | 2 comments

Homemade Moon Pies

  Holy sinful goodness ya’ll . . . If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen this picture a week or so ago. In our house, we don’t read story books. We read Garden & Gun magazine.     Seriously though, is this not one of the sweetest father-son moments ever?? After almost eight years of marriage, I have learned that if I send The Husband to the store for one thing, he’s going to come back with three other things that weren’t on the list. That’s why I don’t let him do the weekly grocery shopping. I...

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Banana Bread

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Baked Goods | 0 comments

Banana Bread

  I realize that there is absolutely nothing earth shattering or trend setting about banana bread. Home cooks have been baking up this simple quick bread for comfort food or as a quick way to use up over ripe bananas for decades. This recipe is the one my mother always used and for all I know, it could have come straight from the pages of her worn and tattered Betty Crocker cookbook. But that’s not the point here.   Mom’s recipe in her handwriting   I decided to share this recipe because Friday afternoon I came across two...

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Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Soups and Stews | 1 comment

Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

  You might know this recipe as Greek Lemon Chicken Soup. It was one of the first recipes I tried when I was learning how to cook. The date on the recipe is from 2002. I used to make it quite a bit, and then for whatever reason I just stopped. I think it’s The Husband’s fault. He decided he didn’t like lemon in his chicken soup and that was that. A couple weeks ago, another variation of this recipe began circulating on Facebook. It inspired me to dig out my old recipe and give it another go. I made it for lunch one blustery, cold...

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Top 13 of 2013

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Top 13 of 2013

  I know. I am a teensy bit late getting this out. But better late than never, right? It’s always fun to do these posts. I usually have a general idea of what my most popular recipes have been for the year. But there are usually a few surprises that spring forth from the archives and see resurgence in activity. Without further ado, here are the top 13 from 2013.   Number 13 Tuna Pea Macaroni Salad   Number 12 Bang Bang Shrimp   Number 11 Fall Snack Mix   Number 10 Filet Mignon with Crabmeat Cream...

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Coca-Cola Brisket

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Main Courses | 0 comments

Coca-Cola Brisket

  Well, it looks like I broke one of the cardinal rules of food blogging. I pretty much skipped out on the holidays, which in the food blog world is the equivalent of the Superbowl. Ah, well . . . My freelance biz has been slowly gaining momentum and actually morphed into marketing consulting. The first half of December was just one big blur and by the time I came up for air, it was 11 days before Christmas. At that point, I thought, “What’s the point?” And honestly, I don’t do a lot of holiday cooking. Most of my traditional...

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Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Desserts | 1 comment

Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

  Last week, as I was helping Little Tot get ready for bed, I was overcome with the sudden craving for apple pie a la mode. Which is strange, because I’m not a huge apple pie fanatic. Sure, I like it well enough. But if given the choice between apple pie and something with chocolate, chocolate wins just about every time. This craving just WOULD. NOT. GO. AWAY.  So before I sat down to make a grocery list for the week, I knew I had to find a recipe and make this happen. Finally, in the back of a little used cookbook I found this gem. I...

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Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Side Dishes | 2 comments

Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

  When I was a kid, I thought the only redeeming quality of a green bean casserole was the French fried onions on the top. When my parents would forcibly make me put a serving on my plate during the holidays, I usually tried to get away with just eating the topping. I’ve grown and my tastes have changed. I have actually grown to like green bean casserole. However, I have never been crazy about the fact that its main ingredients come straight from a can. So when I ran across a recipe for green bean casserole from scratch in my latest...

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Last Minute DIY Fall Decorations for a Budget

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in DIY | 0 comments

Last Minute DIY Fall Decorations for a Budget

  Poor Thanksgiving really gets the shaft, doesn’t it? Halloween decorations start coming out shortly after 4th of July, and the before Halloween is even over the store start marking them down to make room for Christmas. Good luck trying to find actual Thanksgiving decorations, am I right? I normally don’t do a lot of decorating for Halloween of Thanksgiving, but this year I decided to do a couple DIY projects and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. Seriously, NOW is the best time to try and do a some decorating because...

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Five Thanksgiving Recipes . . . and Link Love!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Five Thanksgiving Recipes . . . and Link Love!

  October, November, and December are one of my favorite times of year.  The weather starts to cool in October and then once Halloween is over, there is this anticipation in the air that the holidays are coming!  We’re spending Thanksgiving with The Husband’s side of the family this year, so I won’t be doing the bulk of the cooking. But I still wanted to share a few  of my Thanksgiving favorites. By the way, if you are the keeper of the bird this year, be sure to check out my guide to roasting poultry. Looking for...

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