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A Delicious Recipe And A Lame Back Story

Oh. My. God. I know, I know. Right? Totally bizarre that I am going to do this, but this recipe was uber delicious and I wanted to share it while you can still get Meyer lemons….So, I am sharing a recipe, for which I am NOT furnishing a back story.  Besides, I don’t have time […]

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Speaking of Sex, Without Actually

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love—both romantic love, and the kind that requires red lace underwear. Love is simple, but it isn’t always easy.  In any intimate relationship, there is the need for both romantic love, and the red lace underwear kind.  The key to a successful relationship is in striking a […]

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A Pressing Matter……Of Duck

A few weeks ago, my grocery store had an unreal deal on duck breast….Normally, they sell a pack of 2 for $24.00,and they are frozen.  But on this day, they had single, fresh duck breasts for $5.00. For that, I could afford to experiment, and if my family turned up its collective nose at the […]

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Denim, Pearls, and Antique Lace

Sometimes I wonder what our neighbors to the north think of us southern ladies.  They must get awfully confused by how we are portrayed in movies, books, and lore.  There seems to be two predominant stereotypes about southern women—the Southern Belle, and Daisy Duke. The Southern Belle I am sure it comes as no surprise […]

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Happy Birthday, Granny!

On this, my Granny’s birthday, I honor her memory by reblogging this post……miss you, Gran! The Holidays are a time for making merry, celebrating what we believe, and practicing our traditions.  Whether that means going Christmas caroling, lighting a Menorah, or playing Mary in the church Nativity scene, we all have some sort of festivities […]

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Red Wine’s Evil Minions, and The Perils of Vacation Fat

I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents have been renting this great little old ranch house for a week in the summer, and […]

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My June Column in The Company

Hi folks….Some of you may not know that I write articles for a few area magazines.  I’ve decided I should probably share them on here as well. For The Company, I write restaurant reviews from the standpoint of their feasibility as place to conduct business over the lunch hour.  And you know me–they aren’t completely […]

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

So, up until this point, my husband has managed to escape any real significant embarrassment in my stories.  Oh, I have talked about how we met, and his less than adventurous culinary tastes.  I may have mentioned a drunken party foul or two, and I DID post that picture of him in yellow tights.  But […]

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An Apple A Day Keeps Viagra Away

I know that an inordinate number of my posts have lately made reference to boys’ pieces-parts.  It isn’t because I have a perverse interest in such things.  Rather, it’s because when you have boy children, their bits are always getting them into some sort of trouble.  It’s just always there, in the way, tempting them […]

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Sunday Gravy or Sauce, And Why It Doesn’t Really Matter

A lot of my food blogging friends have been posting their versions of Sunday Gravy lately.  Since it is one of my favorite dishes to make, I figured I might as well jump into the fray… First of all, for those southerners here that know what real gravy is, this isn’t it.  No pan drippings […]

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