Monthly Archives: March 2011

Damn Yankees!

And no, I’m not talking baseball — I’m still talking cornbread! 😉 As I mentioned previously, there are two basic kinds of cornbread — Southern cornbread, usually made with buttermilk, and a sweet cornbread that is often referred to as … Continue reading

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Yellow, White, or Blue?

I’m talking cornmeal, peoples! Cornmeal is a staple here in the South, and it comes in a choice of colors now — long available in yellow and white, blue cornmeal has become popular, as well. Myself, I have always been … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala — Not!

I was feeling rather under the weather and blah one day last week. Uncertain of what flavors I was craving, and most certainly wanting an easy-to-prepare meal, I meandered the grocery store aisles for inspiration. I even felt so desperate … Continue reading

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Pssst. Hey, You! Want Some Pot…

…pie? Hey, I’m talking about food — beef pot pie with English pastry, to be precise –so if you’re thinking about another kind of pot —  a cast iron skillet or a Dutch oven, perhaps? — well, that’s all you!* … Continue reading

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Easy as Cheesecake! Er, Pie. Er, Cake?

To round out our BBQ menu to welcome Spring, hubby did not hesitate to suggest my no-bake, no-sugar-added cherry cheesecake. I used to make an easy, tasty no-bake cherry cheesecake that my family and friends loved — 8 ounces cream … Continue reading

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Rolling in Dough

One of my first forays into cooking and baking involved making bread. For holidays and special occasions, my mom always made her own dinner rolls from scratch. And my husband, son, and family love, love, LOVE it when I bake … Continue reading

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Bleu Moon

Coleslaw is a natural accompaniment to BBQ, and so it was a no-brainer for us to include on the menu when we asked some friends over to help us welcome spring. I have a few variations on coleslaw, but hubby’s … Continue reading

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I Want my Baby Back!

When we were planning our BBQ to welcome in Spring, hubby picked the main dish — pork baby back ribs. We don’t have baby back ribs very often for two reasons: 1) they’re rather pricey and 2) they’re much fattier … Continue reading

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You Say “Potato”…

…and I say “casserole.” 😉 When planning the menu for our Welcome, Spring! BBQ, my potato casserole quickly came to mind. The flavor — cheesy with just a hint of heat — complements many a dish, including the BBQ pork … Continue reading

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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

When we were pondering the menu for our BBQ, one of the first dishes I was quick to suggest is tuna-stuffed jalapeños as an appetizer. It’s a dish I learned about from one of my sisters-in-law and we really love … Continue reading

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