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Side Dishes

Cornbread ~ Soft, Sweet and Buttery

October 10, 2011

You wouldn’t think a thing as wonderful as cornbread would be something people would be ready to get in a fight over. But I have heard it said that there is something called Real Cornbread, that has no wheat flour or sugar and is baked in a cast iron pan. That is Southern Cornbread and [...]

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Tomato Brown Sugar Chutney

July 14, 2011

Have you ever gotten up in the morning and said to yourself, today I have got to make me some fried green tomatoes? Yeah, me neither. In fact I never even ate my first fried green tomato until I was about 45 years old, and it was this very recipe with the tomato chutney. I [...]

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Blueberry Pudding Cake for My 4th of July BBQ

July 5, 2011

I was so happy for the 4th of July to roll around, because we were having our first holiday feast in our new house. I actually cooked in my new kitchen  and our guests got to see the new place for the first time. It’s so much fun to give the grand tour. It was [...]

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Mushroom and Spinach Quiche with Shredded Potato Crust and the Top 10 Googled Recipes

September 4, 2010

If you have been following along with me, you know I am fascinated with the search engine terms people use to get to my blog. So the other day I asked Google what the most googled food recipes are. Apparently there aren’t any lists compiled for 2010 yet, but there were several lists for 2009 [...]

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Summer Stuffed Mushrooms from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

August 13, 2010

The theme for the luncheon cooking class this past Wednesday at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen Cooking School at Bristol Farms was Family Summer Reunion, which is sort of how I felt when I arrived. Many of the regulars who attend these classes know me from previous times when I was shooting during class or have visited my [...]

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Spinach & Feta Quiche with Kalamata Olive Tapenade and the Food Bloggers LA July Meeting

July 31, 2010

Last Saturday the FBLA (Food Bloggers Los Angeles) group got together to eat, talk and discuss. It is so much fun to be with this group and just talk about food blogging, and nobody thinks you’re boring or crazy. Everyone brought food for the buffet, and it was a delicious spread. I brought the Spinach [...]

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Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnut Butter

May 26, 2010

Brussels sprouts were never a favorite vegetable of mine. I mean, they’re ok. I can eat them without gagging, but I have never bought them to cook and eat for myself. So I married a guy whose absolute favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts. Go figure.
So a few years ago, because they’re his favorite, I started [...]

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