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Souhaitez-vous une tarte de la soie Française? (Fabulous French Silk Pie)

Some years ago my family went to have dinner with my dear friend Charlotte’s family.  Char is an amazing cook; her mom is of Scottish descent, and her dad was Italian, and Char learned to cook really well while growing up in their home.  At least everything I’ve ever eaten at her house has been… Continue reading Souhaitez-vous une tarte de la soie Française? (Fabulous French Silk Pie)

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Mrs. Classen’s Cinnamon Rolls

I was raised by a great Southern cook, in my opinion.  Not gourmet Southern, just plain buttermilk biscuit-fried chicken-mashed potatoes-and-gravy Southern.  And it was good.  However, mama never made anything with yeast, to my knowledge.  I thought making one’s own rolls and breads was exotic, and only for real chefs to do. That changed when… Continue reading Mrs. Classen’s Cinnamon Rolls

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Sunny boiled vanilla custard

I have said it before: I love recipe- sharing. I think we who love to cook and bake, whether for family, friends, customers, or ourselves, owe a great debt to the cooks and bakers who came before us.  And we owe it to the younger generations to “pay it forward.” I like to think about… Continue reading Sunny boiled vanilla custard

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“In The Kitchen” with Mama Steph on KLTV: Cookies!

(My friend Ellen Krafve, web producer at KLTV 7 in Tyler, Texas, suggested that I be the featured cook this Friday (today!) on KLTV’s weekly 5:00p.m. news feature, ” In The Kitchen.”  You guys know that it has become a goal of mine to say yes when something challenging presents itself to me, as opposed… Continue reading “In The Kitchen” with Mama Steph on KLTV: Cookies!