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Fruit and nut-stuffed baked apples, and a visit to Sesame Street

One of my favorite childhood memory-related scents is that of plump apples baking in the oven on a cold day. My mother would core the apples, drop some butter, cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar in the centers, and bake them until the house filled with that perfect, delicious scent. I remember sitting on… Continue reading Fruit and nut-stuffed baked apples, and a visit to Sesame Street

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“Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

Some desserts are so reminiscent of  “the good ol’ days” that they are skipped over when some bakers are skimming through cook books because they’re considered  passé.  They’re the forte of the Aunt Bees and grandmas of the world, not the stylish baker of today. However, I am of the opinion that old things are still… Continue reading “Grandma, Is That You?” (Lemon Icebox Dessert)

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Raspberry-Plum Flaugnarde (Let’s Just Call it a French Flan Tart)

This morning on KLTV‘s Good Morning East Texas I made a simple, lovely French dessert called a flaugnarde. It is simply a custard-like batter poured over some lovely fruit in a tart pan, baked, and served warm topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.  It is basically the very same thing as a clafoutis, which I… Continue reading Raspberry-Plum Flaugnarde (Let’s Just Call it a French Flan Tart)

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately

I have been reading books about food and how people interact with it, how it influences their memories and present lives and careers, and what it means to them.  There are many books in this genre, believe it or not.  I love regular cookbooks, of course, but this other realm of reading is a different… Continue reading Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately

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Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house

Tonight my three sons and I had a delicious dinner at my sister’s house. We made spicy barbecue beef roast, macaroni and cheese, and green beans with new potatoes. I received a huge compliment from my sis when she said that the green  beans tasted just like our late mama’s. No better compliment! 🙂 For dessert I improvised… Continue reading Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house