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National Homemade Cookie Day Contest

Hey friends! Did you know that October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day? Now that’s a holiday I can get behind! 🙂 I’d like to help you celebrate by giving a random friend a dozen of my homemade cookies,  baked fresh for him or her! You will be able to choose between my Secret Recipe… Continue reading National Homemade Cookie Day Contest

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It’s Time for Apples

As I walked into the produce section of my grocery store a few days ago,  I got a warm, happy, “welcome-home!” feeling. Bins and crates of pumpkins and apples were everywhere! I love this time of year; autumn, when the weather cools down, leaves put on their brightest and best attire,  and porches are transformed… Continue reading It’s Time for Apples

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Simple Crème BrĂ»lĂ©e Pie

I had extra eggs in my fridge this week, as I had bought some of my friend Melanie’s Aracauna chicken eggs to play with with my camera.  They are so beautiful! I love the pale blue color of them.   Here they are mixed with some brown eggs: I really want to keep chickens, but others… Continue reading Simple Crème BrĂ»lĂ©e Pie

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Cooking class NumĂ©ro trois at Edom Bakery: Absolutely perfect Alfredo sauce

What is a “foodie?” One description is, as explained by someone at UrbanDictionary.com: A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation. A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying… Continue reading Cooking class NumĂ©ro trois at Edom Bakery: Absolutely perfect Alfredo sauce

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This is just to say…… I love plums

This Is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold (by William Carlos Williams) I love plums.  Black plums or red, I love them when they are cold and juicy, straight from… Continue reading This is just to say…… I love plums

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Comfort

Ina Garten once said “You can be miserable before you eat a cookie; you can be miserable after you eat a cookie. But you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.”    I agree with her, as long as the cookie you’re eating is a really good cookie, not some store-bought, preservative-laden,  hard and… Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Chip Comfort

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Cooking Class numĂ©ro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs

I pulled up to the homey, friendly Edom Bakery and Grill Tuesday night ten minutes early, as opposed to ten minutes late, like last week, when we had the torrential rains in East Texas.  Several of my classmates were already sitting around a table,  looking over notes and recipes Jackson had ready for us.  I… Continue reading Cooking Class numĂ©ro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs

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Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies

In cooking class the other night, Chef Jackson referred us to a few good websites we might enjoy. I love new websites! One of them was Plate Online. There are great recipes on the site.  One recipe, especially, caught my eye. Bacon-Ginger Cookies. Bacon is one of those hot, trendy, rediscovered foods right now; foodies… Continue reading Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies

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Teaching An Old Mama New Tricks? (a.k.a. my new adventures in cooking class)

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.”  ~Vernon Howard I love to learn.  I have always been a person who researches a subject nearly to death before beginning to do it, whether it was homeschooling, gardening, or how to paint real wood paneling.  I love digging into… Continue reading Teaching An Old Mama New Tricks? (a.k.a. my new adventures in cooking class)

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Let’s Talk (Speckled) Turkey (Chili)!

I’m sitting in my kitchen right now, at the bar, and am completely content.  Two of my sons are playing a game together. The other one is taking an afternoon nap, as are the dog, Abby, and cat, Moose.  I have chicken boiling on the stove in a big, shiny pot full of onions and… Continue reading Let’s Talk (Speckled) Turkey (Chili)!