Category Archives: Pork

Greek meatloaf

I’ll admit it…this meatloaf never really visited Greece.  It gets its name from some of the combinations of seasonings and ingredients, not from any sort of an authentic connection to the country itself. Even though it never been to the … Continue reading

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Pork chops make for an easy supper

Pork chops are a Gulf Coast standard.  There are as many ways to cook them as there are cooks who cook them.  All too often, today’s pork ends up dry, tasteless, and less-than-wonderful as a main dish.  This particular recipe, … Continue reading

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New Years Day and what we’re really eating

It’s New Year’s Day, and while a lot is written about lucky foods and whatnot, what are people REALLY eating today? I can’t answer that question for the world, or even the Gulf Coast, but I can tell you what … Continue reading

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Garbanzo beans or chick peas

Have you ever cooked dry garbanzo beans, also known as chick peas? They are these rather large and lumpy looking tan balls, very roundish and reminiscent of peas, at least to me.  I remember trying to cook them once, but … Continue reading

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Put a little spice in your life

Sometimes, it’s nice just to WIN something, right?  Even if its a random thing and not by merit, there is an amazing amount of fun in just being that “lucky” person. It’s even better when you win something worth taking … Continue reading

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Sweet potato and ham spoon bread

Spoon bread is a completely Southern dish, so what could be more “traditional” on the Gulf Coast?   It combines two of Southern foods’ favorite ingredients: sweet potatoes and ham.  Unlike most breads, spoon bread is not sliced and eaten, but … Continue reading

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Bacon toffee and bacon ice cream

Bacon was the topic of conversation this morning.  We don’t eat bacon very often.  It’s not really so much because of the high fat and cholesterol content as it is because of the high cost for that fat.  The bacon … Continue reading

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