Category Archives: Make-Ahead

Mayocoba beans and chicken red chili

I was shopping in Hattiesburg, in the bean aisle.  Usually, there is nothing surprising or unusual to be found–I am reasonably certain that we have tried about every bean sold in Southern Mississippi at least once.  Beans are cheap, easy … Continue reading

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Sugar Coma-No Bake Cookie Cheesecake

I make things up as I go, and I do the same thing with food often.  I don’t wake up in the morning, and think to myself, “Today, I must invent a new recipe for a no-bake cheesecake.” Not me, … Continue reading

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New books, summer, and me

I have been one busy person the past few months.  Unfortunately, things like this blog have been neglected in the meantime.  Good intentions don’t create real blog posts! So here’s what’s been happening. First, there was a “preview” book released … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday, so here’s a gift for YOU!

My birthday is the 19th of this month, and while I’m going to leave my age a bit mysterious (ladies are like that…) I am going to be celebrating it with family and friends on a camping trip.   So … Continue reading

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Butterscotch brownies–candy or cookie?

I’m married to a chocoholic.  He’ll eat anything if its chocolate. I like chocolate, but…I’m a lot pickier than he is, as well as there are times when I want a sweet that is anything but chocolate. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Something delicious-sopapilla cheesecake

Sopapillas (pronounced like “soap-uh-pee-yuh”) are normally a fried pastry, made with the same dough that is used for tortillas or frybread.  It’s rolled thin, cut into rectangles, and deep fried where it puffs up to a hollow ready-to-fill piece of … Continue reading

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Portable breakfast: the CRC Breakfast Bar

CRC breakfast bar…it sounds so official, doesn’t it? It’s not really, it just stands for “Coconut, Raisin, Chocolate” breakfast bar.  The chocolate is for my husband, the diehard chocoholic.  The whole bar concept was really dreamed up for him.  Some … Continue reading

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Perfect for Easter–Scotch Eggs

With Ash Wednesday, we begin Lent, which leads to Easter!  It’s fairly early this year, on March 31st, practically around the corner.  For many of us, it’s time to start planning our Easter menu too. Easter morning seems to always … Continue reading

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November Baking: Pumpkin Bread

This is the first of the recipes I’ll be posting this month. We’re entering the “hot” season for baking and cooking.  Face it, November has to be the national eating month, with the pinnacle being the American Super Bowl of … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself: Buttermilk Biscuit Mix and some recipes

We all hate spending more than we have to at the grocery store.  We also hate getting things home only to discover that we should have read the label better while we were standing in the aisle.  One way to … Continue reading

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