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Mama Steph’s bread puddings: simply decadent comfort food

  Bread pudding is such a lovely traditional Southern dessert. Food historians say that it was originally made by home cooks who, due to necessity, didn’t waste a scrap of food, ever. When there was stale bread, some genius, practical cook decided to break it up into chunks and pour a custardy liquid over the bread, adding in other things that… Continue reading Mama Steph’s bread puddings: simply decadent comfort food

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Cooking basics: garden pasta sauce

I have been blessed this year with an abundance of fresh, homegrown tomatoes. My brother-and-sister-in-law, Joe and Jill,  have shared from their vast garden, and my next door neighbors, Mildred and Charles Pool, have shared with me, as well (along with squash and cucumbers and eggplant!)  It has been a blessing! “In this world of… Continue reading Cooking basics: garden pasta sauce

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Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

I am so susceptible to pictures and videos of food being made; I see something that looks delicious, and I can just imagine how good things smell as they’re sizzling in a big stainless pan.  Just imagining the sweet warm scent that olive oil releases as it gently heats in the pan, and how that… Continue reading Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

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Herb & Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast with Lemony White Wine Sauce

I love to cook; as my children would say to me, “thank you for the information, Mrs. Obvious.” But it’s true; cooking is so creative and is one way for me to express my artistic side.  Even better, I get to feed people after I make the food,  which makes them happy, and I feel… Continue reading Herb & Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast with Lemony White Wine Sauce

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Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table

Some of us have acquired lots of lovely things with which to set our Thanksgiving tables over the years. If you’ve been married more than, say, ten years, you likely have closets and cabinets overflowing with things to pull out and make a gorgeous, even formal, table for special dinners.  Whether it’s been received from… Continue reading Clever & tasty ideas for your November Table