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Gumbo, Graveyards, and Falling In Love

I’m back. Not from anywhere in particular, but here I am. I have missed you all as I have missed these pages on which I scribble my thoughts and my recipes. But for reasons that I’ll just call “life”, I have stayed away.   I was too busy doing not much of anything–too bored and apathetic […]

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My Granny was a babe

Four Birthdays and A Funeral

July 28th is a special day in my life….So many birthdays in my family.   My BFF Lance. My cousin Evan. My quasi-cousin Jennifer. And it was supposed to be the day my first born came into the world.  But he had his own ideas, and arrived two weeks early. But most notably, today is […]

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#GreekSummer Getaway–and a Giveaway

Anyone that’s read my blog for a minute knows that I love Greek food, so I was excited to have the opportunity to review Debbie Matenopoulos’new cookbook, It’s All Greek To Me… One of my best friends when I was growing up was Greek, and I spent many summer days at her home, watching her […]

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Gateau Chocolat Avec Deux Coulis

You Eat With Your Eyes First

It isn’t often that I write about my day job.  Not that being a Human Resource professional isn’t interesting—it is. Maybe even TOO interesting at times.  When the moon is full, I deal with so much crazy at work that I just want to go home and bake and write and forget about it. But […]

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Top Ten Ways You KNOW You’re a Texan

So, the top ten ways to know that you are a Texan are thus: 10.  It is February, you’re A/C is running. In fact, you’re A/C runs every day, except for 12 minutes in early January. 9.     You see a snake. Your first thought is whether it would make a better belt or […]

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Vampire Greg

The Skeleton in My Closet

  Below is my True Blood season 5 kick off post from 2012. Sunday I’ll share my post from 2013, and Monday look for a post to kick off this, the seventh and last season of the best vampire series ever. EVER. Don’t be surprised if you see funereal dishes show up. I’ll be in […]

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Rainbows, Queens and Fairies…….My Big Gay Blog Post

Since this is the start of Pride Month, and I am an ally, I am replaying this post from last June….   I am not out to offend anyone out there, gay straight or otherwise….I am just asking that we all treat everyone else with dignity and respect, despite our differing views on this (or […]

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Crunchy, Salty, Delicious

Rosetta Stone For Teen Speak….As If…

Do any of these apply to you? ___I have a teenage child or children living at home; ___I have to interact regularly with teenagers as part of my job; ___I sometimes see or speak with teenagers in public;   If you answered yes to any one or more of these, then you have probably found […]

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Butter Chicken, Cilantro, Hot Sauce

The Best Fajitas in Mumbai

Until a few months ago, I had never eaten Indian food. I mean the kind from India. I have eaten Native American food plenty of times—it’s built into the cuisine of my state and region. But the kind from India, I had avoided. I avoided it first because I was told since childhood that I […]

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Hand me a straw...

Salsa Is Really Just Another Beverage

It goes my many names: Salsa, Picante Sauce, and Chile, to name but a few. It replaced ketchup as the most popular condiment in the United States back in the 1990’s. And in my house, it should come with a straw. Because, as it is one of the main food groups, we go through Salsa faster […]

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