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Fast & Furious Paprika Chicken

I really love chicken paprikesh.  It’s one of my favorite dishes, and everyone loves the little pinch dumplings that it is served with.  What I don’t like is the work that is required before the meal is served.  Some days, … Continue reading

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Oreos versus chocolate refrigerator cookies

I have a confession.  I’m terribly ashamed, but it simply has to come out. I love Oreo cookies, but I absolutely despise the filling. It’s true, I was that weird kid who twisted them open and peeled out the filling. … Continue reading

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Chicken & Corn Chowder

Spring, even on the Gulf Coast, seems to always be changeable in nature.  On those less-than-balmy days, nothing tastes better for dinner than a bowl of hearty soup! At the same time, most of us are working to make each … Continue reading

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Cabbage and noodles for Lent?

Cabbage and noodles, two lowly foods, often overlooked in favor of things that are far more exciting and exotic.  I’ve even heard cabbage be called names, such as “ditch weed“.  Cabbage is also cheap, especially this time of year, and … 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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The elusive bananas foster custard pie

The bananas foster custard pie is my current project in the works.  We had the initial version, but that missed the mark for me.  It just wasn’t it.  So, with my partner in crime, we discussed what was wrong, and … Continue reading

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Egg Salad

Egg salad isn’t exactly exciting.  As a child, it was made for a sandwich filling when there wasn’t much else to do so with.  I never gave it much thought or cared that much for it.  As an adult, it … Continue reading

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Creative cooking and buttermilk banana foster custard pie

You don’t have to have some special degree in order to be a creative cook.  It does help to have some basic skills, a bit of creativity, and a dash of common sense though!  That means that when I’m contemplating … Continue reading

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Carne picada again?

That oh-so-conveniently finely cut beef referred to as carne picada makes a repeat appearance in another recipe, this time using a variety of vegetables and the Gulf Coast’s beloved rice.  For quick cooking, all of the vegetables are finely cut, … Continue reading

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Carne Picada means speedy meals!

Carne picada sounds pretty exotic, at least if you are here on the Gulf Coast.  It’s a relative newcomer in the grocery stores.  But what is it really? Essentially, it’s meat that has been cut into matchstick-like slivers.  It’s not … Continue reading

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