Category: Food

Black eyed pea salsa

My mother is very superstitious. I don’t consider myself to be. However, I intentionally don’t walk under ladders, and I might worry a bit if I broke a mirror. Here we are, the New Year is upon us. Every year, my mother opens a can of black eyed peas and insists we all take at least one bite.…

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Dulce de leche butter cookies

Every year, I host a cookie exchange. I make the same cookie every year. This year, I wanted to come up with something that would really “wow” the crowd. It’s a tough crowd. These women bring it. I’ve seen cookies that look like they should be framed, not eaten.…

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Amazing turkey pot pie recipe

Amazing Turkey Pot Pie

I’m having a hard time believing it’s fall already. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so I thought it might be a good time to learn (again) how to cook a turkey. My mother has been trying to teach me for years.…

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Perfect pumpkin cheesecake

This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite things to make is a combination of two of her recipes.…

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Welcoming Fall

September is coming to a close, and I’m up to my neck in Fall-related projects. I’m so excited for what’s ahead, but I still have a lot of work to do. Instead of worrying about it, I’m going to put things on hold a moment and welcome the Autumn-like weather upon us.…