Category Archives: cooking

Instant Pot

After spending the fall semester in a literal and metaphorical cave, I emerged to see the Instapot recipes take a commanding lead over POTUS posts on my Facebook feed. You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that Libertarians had not … Continue reading

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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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