Category Archives: cooking

Minor Epiphany at Albertson’s

I usually have my best ideas when I am driving, which is pretty inconvenient for recording my latest and greatest thoughts. Luckily, my husband still answers the phone when I call, will hash through my hare-brained schemes with me, and … Continue reading

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Green Eggs

That Sam I Am. That Sam I Am. I do not like that Sam I Am. Raise your hand if you’ve badgered someone into cooking you this meal: Did you try eating it in a box? With a fox? No? … Continue reading

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Praline Cake (Recipe)

This post is a special request by Patty Keating. Patty, if you come to Natchitoches, I’ll make you a cake! I’d also like to give Susan Noel Sands credit for inspiring this concoction. The cake part is a Duncan Hines … Continue reading

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First, You Make a Roux

That’s not totally true. First, secure your hair. Nothing worse than being in the midst of chopping up a Vidalia onion and having to brush your bangs out of your face.  You won’t stop crying for at least 15 minutes. … Continue reading

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Operation Apple Pie

Fear not. This post has nothing to do with politics or the election. It’s strictly about pie. For the last two years, I’ve gone on a writers’ retreat with some friends in Georgia. We hole up in a cabin on … Continue reading

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Roadkill

If you didn’t get to wear a party hat this weekend, then I am sad for you. Friday, May the Fourth Be With You, provided the best opportunity outside of October to break out those Star Wars costumes. No surprise … Continue reading

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Cut the Cheese, Please

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, children had the option of eating their dinner or going to bed hungry. It was the best of times for parents who were in the midst of learning how to … Continue reading

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