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Let’s Get Cheesy: Smoked Gouda & Cheddar Grits!

Any day, to me, is a great day to have grits. Monday. Sunday. All the days in between. I love them! I want to share a recipe that my friend Shea Bullard shared with me a year or so ago. It’s so full of flavor, so spicy with red pepper flakes and slightly smoky from… Continue reading Let’s Get Cheesy: Smoked Gouda & Cheddar Grits!

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Who wants dessert? Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

I have been enjoying working on my baking segment the past week and a half. Really, it’s so much fun that I can’t believe I get to do it!  It is a lot of hard work, I have to admit. For each of those three and a half minute segments, there have been hours spent  researching… Continue reading Who wants dessert? Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars

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A Scrumptious Cinco de Mayo Treat: Dulce de Leche Brownies

Until  my family moved to Texas in 1998, I had never heard of a celebration called “Cinco de Mayo.” I didn’t know about the Mexican victory over the French in 1862, or even what dulce de leche is!  When we drove to Texas from Florida, I noticed that in Texas there were many lovely people… Continue reading A Scrumptious Cinco de Mayo Treat: Dulce de Leche Brownies

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Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake For Your Sweet Mom

My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother. ~Sharon Doubiago I love the sentiment behind Mother’s Day; a day set aside to tell your mom that you love and appreciate her, or if she’s no longer with you, to reflect on your… Continue reading Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake For Your Sweet Mom

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Family- and Budget-Pleasing Strawberry Cobbler

I’ve been reading many beautiful food blogs this week, as I love to get good ideas from talented home cooks, chefs and bakers.  It’s hard to navigate them all, trust me, as there are thousands upon thousands of them! I’m just thankful that you’ve come across mine, because I am so happy to share what… Continue reading Family- and Budget-Pleasing Strawberry Cobbler

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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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Simple and Spicy Turkey-Taco Soup

You may remember some months ago I posted about how I grew up with a dad who, even in the heat of our northwest Florida summers, would sit in our hot little kitchen and eat a bowl of Campbell’s soup every single day at noon.  He’s almost 81 now, and I am sure he’s still… Continue reading Simple and Spicy Turkey-Taco Soup

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What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In The Produce Department? Today: Rambutan

  I saw one of the absolute weirdest-looking fruits in the produce department recently. I really don’t know why or when someone thought, “Hey, I think I’ll eat that thing,” but someone did, and apparently they liked it enough that lots of people now like it. 🙂  Look at these things: Please, if you’ve ever… Continue reading What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In The Produce Department? Today: Rambutan

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New Series: What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In the Produce Section? Day One: Dragonfruit

As I’ve browsed a handful (or two….or three handsful, perhaps) of times in the produce section of FRESH, our area’s nicer version of a Whole Foods, in my opinion, I’ve noticed people quizzically looking at some of the unique, exotic fruits displayed there.   They almost seem afraid to pick them up, even!  “What in the… Continue reading New Series: What Does One Do With All Those Exotic Fruits In the Produce Section? Day One: Dragonfruit

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Sweet Little Jumbleberry Crumble

I have happy childhood memories of strawberries. My dad has told me stories about our little family, when I was about four years old, going to strawberry patches in North Carolina and picking berries in the warm sun.  Mom liked to freeze quarts of berries for later use, and she’d make batches of strawberry ice… Continue reading Sweet Little Jumbleberry Crumble