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Gumbo

Gumbo Step-by-Step Tutorial

Gumbo is not just a dish to serve for Sunday dinner, or to guests on special occasions. Gumbo is a tradition. Gumbo recipes are passed generation to generation in families from Louisiana. Just as Kentucky has its Burgoo and Georgia its Brunswick stew, gumbo is all about the melting pot that is Louisiana. On the […]

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Handwritten Tea Cake Recipe

Retro Recipe Card Files

Retro Recipe Card Files: Tea Cake   This is lost and recovered family recipe. This is my grandmother’s tea cake recipe. This is a treasure chest filled with memories of tastes, smells and textures. This is both history and the future. I’m a procrastinator. Going through papers and such gives me an anxiety attack. In […]

Classic Cocktails

Classic (and Not Quite Classic) Cocktails

With Mother’s Day coming up, brunches and lunches and dinners are being planned all over America. One of the first menu items to decide on should be a cocktail, in my opinion. A classic or not quite classic cocktail can start a celebration off right. Over at Mom.me I have compiled a bunch of delectable […]

Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip

Fabulous Brunch Recipes

We are heading into brunch season, a season of gatherings and parties, weddings and graduations. A season of eating a lot of food, both good and bad! I’ve compiled a few recipes that I think are very appropriate for a weekend brunch, in other words, very good food. Some sweet, some savory and some liquid! […]

Pickled Shishito Peppers

Pickled Shishito Peppers

  Pickled peppers are eaten across the world.  Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many types of regional peppers across the globe. Jamaican peppers in New York, Thai  peppers in Amsterdam and Japanese peppers in California are a few examples. Pickled peppers have always been […]

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Bananas Foster Ice Cream Ingredients

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Are you like me and always have over ripened bananas in your kitchen?  The toddler loves bananas, but how many can a two year old eat?  So, sooner or later I have a bunch of black bananas on hand.  I tend to peel and freeze them for later use, then end up with a freezer […]

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Christmas Cookie Masterpieces!

Yes, they are masterpieces! Created by five and six year old artists in my daughter’s kindergarten class with nothing more than food coloring pens and crispy, Christmas shaped cookies made from the Master Cookie Dough. This isn’t a new recipe using the master cookie dough. I just wanted to share these delightful creations that brought […]

Strawberry Wine Sauce

Strawberry Wine Dessert Sauce

One of the best things about living in California, is the abundant fresh produce available year round. So what if we regularly have brush fires, earthquakes and such. We have delicious fresh fruits and vegetables while we repair our homes! Recently I was near a strawberry growing region, so naturally I stopped at a roadside […]

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