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Mississippi Mud on a rainy day

There’s a lot to love about Southern food…not the least of which is this decadent Mississippi Mud Cake, which features moist chocolate cake, crisp pecans, and a gooey chocolate-marshmallow icing. Perfect for dessert after a family supper, or to take to a holiday gathering. Today, we are enjoying it during football games. It’s so good!

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Skillet recipes: Simple ways with squash, greens, and grits

Dig out your cast iron skillet and let it impress you with its versatility! It adds a beautiful texture to these new, simple vegetable recipes. Plus, I have a new vintage find to share with you!

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Tomato ecstasy: Kicked-up panzanella

Lewis Grizzard shared an absolute truth, as far as I’m concerned, when he said, “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts when eating a homegrown tomato.” I can enjoy a store-bought tomato, of course. I find the grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, especially, are quite sweet and easy to use. But the larger, slicing… Continue reading Tomato ecstasy: Kicked-up panzanella

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Dad’s linguine with Italian sausage

Cooking together and eating around our little oval maple dining table were some of the best times in our house when I was growing up; I’ve told you before about the luscious crab cakes my family made the day we netted blue crabs on St. Joe Beach, about my mom’s fabulous fried chicken, and about… Continue reading Dad’s linguine with Italian sausage

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Sunday supper: One-pan beefy cellentani pasta 

   Sunday nights are for gathering together at home, preparing for the new week, and relaxing. They’re for figuring out what to wear Monday morning, and for, during my favorite time of the year, watching NFL football.  They are definitely not for slaving over a hot stove for hours to make dinner.  That’s why my… Continue reading Sunday supper: One-pan beefy cellentani pasta