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Grandma’s Mushroom Rice

January 7, 2013 Side Dishes

My Grandma Peggy used to make the most amazing mushroom rice. It’s the sort of unsuspecting dish that doesn’t exactly get a lot of fanfare when you announce you’re making rice for dinner. But when you start cooking, the aroma will creep through every nook of your home and send folks scrambling to the dinner [...]

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Estelle’s Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

February 29, 2012 Side Dishes

This recipe comes from my Aunt Estelle who is one of the most colorful characters in our family. She’s a big lady with a strong southern drawl, who lives in rural Mississippi and knows just about everyone in town. She’s also a mighty fine cook. One of the best. Granted, most of her dishes are [...]

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Stew of Eggplant, Tomato, Onions, and Fennel

November 28, 2011 Fall

I’m not sure that “stew” is the best or most accurate term for this dish. It’s thick with very little liquid, so you can’t really sop it up with bread. And, although it’s made with eggplant, onion, and tomatoes, it’s definitely not a ratatouille. Whatever it is, I’m calling it a stew because the vegetables [...]

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Cheesy Apple and Onion Soup

November 13, 2011 Fall

I’m pleased to announce that I’m back from my honeymoon. We had a wonderful time touring London, Paris and Istanbul and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. It will take me at least several days to get everything organized (nearly 800 pictures to sort through!) so I’ll leave you with a recipe [...]

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Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

October 24, 2011 Breakfast

I love weeknight meals like this one, that can be whipped up in a single skillet. When you’ve worked a long day and you’re tired and hungry, throw a bunch of veggies in a hot cast iron skillet, stick a fork in it, and call it a night. Ingredients: (makes 2 servings) 1 cup diced [...]

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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew

July 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

This is what I call a summer hodgepodge meal. I had a pantry full of veggies and a very empty belly. So I made a spicy black-eyed pea and tomato summer stew- and you should too! Ingredients: (makes 4 servings) 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (if using dry beans, cook fully before adding [...]

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Feta Pesto and Onion Pizza

June 16, 2011 Dinner

“Hodgepodge pizza” might be a better name. I literally grabbed an armful of half empty, almost expired ingredients out of the fridge and threw this together on Wednesday night.  Turned out to be blog worthy!   I wanted pizza but my fiancé was on pizza overload and couldn’t stomach the thought of red sauce. So, [...]

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