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Ruthie’s sour cream pound cake

My mom, Ruth, was a great cook. She wasn’t a gourmet cook, by any means, but was a really good Southern cook.  Her fried chicken, for example, was out of this world, and now that she’s passed away, my sister and I find ourselves longing for a taste of it again! Neither of us have… Continue reading Ruthie’s sour cream pound cake

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More love for grits

“Feasting is also closely related to memory. We eat certain things in a particular way in order to remember who we are. Why else would you eat grits in Madison, New Jersey?” Jeff Smith, ‘The Frugal Gourmet Keeps the Feast’ (1995) If you have read my blog in past days, or if you really know… Continue reading More love for grits

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I call it chevre so my kids don’t know it’s goat cheese…

I have a recipe that my sons literally devour and that I love, too. I got the recipe from a weight-loss friendly blog written by Michelle in California, called  The World According to Eggface.  She has many wonderful, creative recipes! So far, this recipe is my favorite. The turkey-stuffed bell peppers include in the stuffing… Continue reading I call it chevre so my kids don’t know it’s goat cheese…

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Check out my weather pic on KLTV.com

Just a quick note about a picture of one of my favorite subjects: weather. I love the sky, specifically, and take many pictures of it nearly daily.  Today there was a fairly serious storm which involved falling temperatures, lightning and thunder, and a few tornadoes.  I heard the rumbling in the distance and went outside… Continue reading Check out my weather pic on KLTV.com

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Grits: The New “Cool” Food?

I have been eating grits since I was a toddler.  Grits were in regular rotation in my mom’s kitchen, usually for breakfast,  but also with fish for dinner sometimes. Our typical ways of eating grits were with a sunny-side-up egg mixed in, topped with salt and pepper, or with American cheese mixed into a bowl… Continue reading Grits: The New “Cool” Food?

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Decadent (and healthy!) Eggplant Lasagna

I love to cook. I really do. I completely enjoy finding new ways to use the ingredients that I love to create something that my family, my friends, and I will enjoy. If  the outcome is something that is good for us, that’s even better! When spring comes along, I begin longing for fresh vegetables from our… Continue reading Decadent (and healthy!) Eggplant Lasagna