100 Word Challenge: Delicacy

Earlier this week, some friends and I were being nostalgic about food we ate, and loved, as kids, but as adults we know how weird it really was. Who remembers Green Stuff, that ubiquitous family potluck dish Great Aunt Millie’s would always bring? That stuff made of lime jello, crushed pineapple, pecans, cottage cheese and […]

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Therapy by the dozen

bent mixer blades

I’m from the south. Eating is a favorite pastime, like football or deer hunting. It’s what we do. When I’m bored, I eat. When I’m angry, I eat. Sad, eat; hurt, eat; scared, eat; lonely, eat… When I want to help someone else feel better, I bake for them… then I eat what I bake. […]

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Hungry, hungry hippo

hippos at the zoo

I was pondering what to make for dinner tonight, and that led to reminiscing about what we dined on as children. Here I was trying to figure out what to do with some ground turkey, and ended up salivating over the carb laden meals of my childhood. “Back in the day” there wasn’t all this […]

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Burgers as big as your head

One of the fun perks of living in a military-centric area is that so many different cultures, and cuisines are represented. Small, locally owned restaurants here feature authentic South Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, German, Italian and of course American mom and pop comfort food. I like dining at local restaurants, supporting local businesses. One of […]

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I dip, you dip

Even with all of the constant carb bashing you hear in the news, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes a nice chunk of crusty bread becomes a craving that’s difficult to ignore. So… I don’t. Here’s a tempting mixture of herbs, garlic and olive oil that is an amazing dip for breads. I’ve also […]

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Egg gravy and toast

A recent Facebook/Twitter conversation had me reminiscing about a favorite breakfast my mother used to make for me when I was a kid, that I now prepare for my kids – egg gravy. Apparently, that isn’t a food term many people knew. Being that I love to cook, and love to share what I cook, […]

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