Monthly Archives: December 2011

No bake Christmas treats

Not everyone has an oven, the time to bake, or even the basic skills to bake.  That doesn’t mean that there is no options available for making a Christmas treat, whether to take or serve at home.  One fun option … Continue reading

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Plum pudding is a Christmas tradition

Plum pudding is a Christmas tradition in my family.  It’s also not that hard to actually make.  I also almost never make the exact same pudding, which may sound a little odd, but it isn’t.  Some years it has a lot … Continue reading

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Yule Meringue Logs–perfect Christmas cookies!

I love these cookies–they are light, just sweet enough, and really satisfying without being a cookie that’s going to linger around the hips for the Fourth of July.  Low carbohydrate, fat free, what more could you ask for in a … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for Christmas Bell cookies

When I was a kid, Christmas meant weeks of baking as my mom geared up for the holidays.  Most of us don’t have the time or energy to do as much holiday baking as our mothers and grandmothers did in … Continue reading

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Re-evaluation of a restaurant: Barnhill’s Buffet in Moss Point, MS

Last spring, I was horrified at Barnhill’s Buffet in Moss Point, MS and wrote a terrible review of its cleanliness. I swore that I would NEVER go back again after its condition deteriorated into the level of dismal dump. My … Continue reading

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Depression recipes–an old way to cope with our new economy

The current economy plagues everyone from Europe to the Gulf Coast.  Everyone is tightening their belts and trying to make their budgets stretch to cover increasingly high food prices while their income isn’t increasing at all…if it isn’t losing ground. … Continue reading

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Sweet potato pie

I’ve never been overly impressed with most people’s sweet potato pie.  It’s too bland, too smooth, and too innocuous to be particularly appealing.  Still, it IS a Southern tradition, and sooner or later, I was sure I’d find a recipe … Continue reading

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