Category Archives: Tuesday

My Recipe Resume & Grown-up Coloring Books

Warning: I am about to chat. One idea leads to another and then another and I have a feeling I am going to “cover it all” in this one post. It’s one of my strengths… So, this story starts last fall while I was in the Chicago area for a Pioneer Woman cookbook signing. The following day, I went into an artsy […]

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The Tails of 9 Bernard

This past Thanksgiving would have been the 21st birthday of my kitty, Raja, who I had to put to sleep last spring. Without getting all sappy about it (easier said than done), I thought that I would share the 1st chapter of a story that I wrote somewhere around ten years ago about Raja and his non-biological brother, Paolo. I lost Paolo […]

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My Three B’s…Bacon, Butter & Brown Sugar

Bacon, butter and brown sugar…my Three B’s. Oh, how I love thee. My husband said that those three ingredients were my “Holy Trinity”, referring to the traditional Louisiana cooking trinity of celery, onion and bell peppers or the French “mirepoix” of celery, carrots and onions. Indeed, they are. But I have never used all three of them in one dish. Butter […]

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Homemade Boiled Cider Flavoring

I have seen bottles of boiled cider in my cooking catalogs as a favorite for fall flavorings (how about that alliteration!). It just looks delicious and I can imagine all of the goodies coming from my kitchen made with that boiled cider. Recently, a jug of apple cider that has been in my fridge feeling neglected called to me and […]

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Twice-Baked Asiago Ranch Potatoes

I had no intention of sharing these potatoes with you. Not because I wanted to keep them all to myself, but they were so simple and something that I just whipped up for dinner to go along with my steak. They were just part of dinner. They were Ah-Mazing! Maybe it’s because I under-cooked my steak and was turned off by its bloody […]

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Our “Leaf Pile”

Ahhhh, Fall. A fabulous time of the year for all things pumpkin, cozy sweaters, snuggling up and the crisp cool weather with crunchy leaf piles. We live in an undeveloped development and there are few trees, aside from the struggling sapling in our backyard and an ornamental tree that we have. We get no fallen leaves, no leaf piles, no crunch […]

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Browned Butter & Toasted Coconut Krispie Treats

I am pretty sure that I do not spell “krispie” the same way twice. Is it krispy or krispie? And once you really start to look at the word, it becomes one of those words that looks awkward no matter what way that you spell it, so you start to go a bit buggy. Today, I am in the mood […]

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Fresh Foodie Gift Ideas for Fall

Any time of the year is a great time for giving gifts, but as fall and winter approach, the gift-giving season looms closer. I have been in an “I Spy Gifts” mode lately so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite ideas. These just happen to be some of my favorite Foodie Gift Ideas, probably because […]

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Trail Mix Party

I have been on a kick lately making things that we eat often from scratch now instead of buying them at the store. Chewy Granola Bars are one of those foods that we have on hand and we go through quite a few of them, so I decided to make my own. It has been fun and I have been […]

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Hooray! Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! I have been waiting all year for this day to arrive. Ok, not really. I had never heard of it until a few weeks ago when I saw it in my Food Network magazine. But I was all over it when I heard the news, being a grilled cheese lover and all. I […]

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Corn Cake-Fritters & Cajun Chili Dipping Sauce

Summer’s bounty of corn-on-the-cob has me busy, busy, busy. In addition to enjoying straight up good ole corn-on-the-cob, I also like to cut it off of the cob and freeze it for when summer’s long gone. There is nothing like having fresh corn for Thanksgiving Dinner. It is so wonderfully fresh tasting and brings back those happy feelings of summer […]

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S’mores Cake – Not Quite Right

A co-worker from a “few moons ago” liked to say that the moments in life that did not go as planned or expected were the moments that gave you a story. Since then I have appreciated that bit of wisdom for perspective during those “moments gone awry” – at least they would provide a wonderful opportunity for storytelling…and I love […]

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Summertime BBQ Beans

I am in “panic mode” because it is nearing the end of the summer season and there are tastes that I still need. Picnic foods are high on that list and these Summertime BBQ Beans are perfect. Baking in the oven instead of the slow cooker gives them a wonderful roasted flavor and texture. This is a family recipe and […]

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Caramel Bits Krispy Treats

This is a variation to the Marshmallow & Sprinkles Krispy Treats that I made. This time I used Caramel Bits as the add-ins. Caramel Bits are little pieces of caramel that are prepackaged and all ready for your baking needs. I found them from Kraft, but another company may make them too. They added a slightly different taste and a wonderful […]

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