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Rib Roundup

Rib Roundup

Rib season is here! For me rib season is always here, but others reserve pork ribs for the warmer months.  I’ve compiled my favorite rib recipes in this rib roundup, so you can be prepared for that first warm day of Spring. Or for anytime, because ribs rock all the time.     Maple Bourbon […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Sweets

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Organic Meyer Lemon Curd Puff Pastry Tarts

Little bites of sunshine. That’s what these tasty mini gems are. Little bites of sunshine in your mouth. Sweet/tart organic Meyer lemon curd, buttery puff pastry and a burst of berry sweetness. Bliss. These are a sweet treat for a brunch or cocktail party. Their small size makes them easy to hold in one hand […]

Creme Anglais and Pureed Persimmon

Drumroll Please! The Persimmon Ice Cream Recipe!

Apparently my skills as a procrastinator have improved over the years.  I have been trying to post this recipe for two weeks now, and finally I have succeeded. It’s a cold and rainy day outside, and I have a beautiful, warm fire going in the fireplace.  And what am I writing about? Cold, cold, cold […]

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A Pie for Mikey

I don’t know Jennifer Perillo personally, I just read her blog and follow her tweets. But that did not make her devastating loss any less real for me. My heart ached for her and her girls, and still does. The food blogging community is an incredibly generous and compassionate group of people, and as a […]

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