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A Beautiful Vintage Home in Pictures & Chocolate Mint Cookies For Dessert

Today I must share with you a simple cookie recipe that I just found yesterday at another food blog and loved.  You see, I had bought a bag of Guittard green mint chips at World Market in Pensacola last week and brought them home with me.  I searched some favorite food blogs to see if… Continue reading A Beautiful Vintage Home in Pictures & Chocolate Mint Cookies For Dessert

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What Would Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes? (Baked Tomato Pie)

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~Lewis Grizzard Tomatoes are one of my favorite parts of summer in the South.  They have been a constant in my life since childhood.  We had them daily, it seemed, in sandwiches, salads, and sliced as a side with dinner. Even in the winter… Continue reading What Would Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes? (Baked Tomato Pie)

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Fried Green Tomatoes and an Old Courthouse

This week has been a week for me to really walk down “old-school” lane. I love old things: antique furniture, dusty old books with the names of long-gone people scrawled inside the cover, old movies, old recipes, old homes, and the like.  I lean toward the nostalgic.  That’s why I’ve enjoyed this week. Now, don’t… Continue reading Fried Green Tomatoes and an Old Courthouse

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Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

A little peach in an orchard grew, A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew. – Eugene Field, The Little Peach I am still enjoying the fresh, juicy peaches that I got at Ham’s Orchard earlier this week. (Did I mention to you that they were still warm… Continue reading Vintage Peach Bread for Your Vintage Dad

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My New Romance with Risotto

As I’ve mentioned before, I was raised on white rice and potatoes. My dad was born and raised in South Carolina, where rice is a staple crop. He loved it! So I was raised to love it, too, in its sticky, gummy whiteness, usually bathed in a pool of chicken gravy. There was even a… Continue reading My New Romance with Risotto

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I’m In The Mood To Bake: Strawberry Puff Loaf

Some mornings I wake up and just want to be home in my kitchen, making something really good for my family to enjoy for breakfast.  That doesn’t happen terribly frequently, much to their chagrin, but when it does, they are happy guys.  There is a recipe I’ve been meaning to try to out to share… Continue reading I’m In The Mood To Bake: Strawberry Puff Loaf

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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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Berry Week: Day 3~ Berry-Green Tomato Cobbler

 “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” – Laurie Colwin I have a long-standing adoration of tomatoes, cooking with and eating raw as many as I possibly can during tomato season.  Throughout winter and early spring I long for their return to the farmers’ markets.   The best tomatoes I have… Continue reading Berry Week: Day 3~ Berry-Green Tomato Cobbler

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Berry Week Recipes: Day Two~ Lemon-Raspberry “Brownies”

I’m having so much fun with “Berry Week” this week on the blog and on In the Kitchen with Mama Steph on KLTV7.  I love fruit, and berries are so good for you and are easy to use in baking and cooking.  Yesterday’s Blueberry Crumb bars were well-received  and delicious, and today the folks at the station gave… Continue reading Berry Week Recipes: Day Two~ Lemon-Raspberry “Brownies”

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Berry Week Recipes: Day 1~Blueberry Crumb Bars

Welcome to “Berry Week” here on my blog and on In the Kitchen with Mama Steph on KLTV7, friends! I love this time of year; the Farmer’s Markets are open, the stores have gorgeous berries on the shelves, and the price of produce begins to come down. Those are all good things! I noticed the… Continue reading Berry Week Recipes: Day 1~Blueberry Crumb Bars