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Roof Cake…The Evolution of Baked Goods

I’m back. Not sure for how long, but for the moment anyway, I am back. Like before, I didn’t go anywhere in particular. Just, away. From writing. Which is odd, because I quite enjoy it. In my defense, I’ve been extraordinarily busy for a few years. I moved—twice. I’ve been running my own food business […]

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Lost And Found

Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself. Since shortly after graduating from college in 1992, I have worked as a Human Resource professional.  I loved it. Everyone, including myself, always said I’d have been a great lawyer.  Drawn to the intense legal focus of the Human Resource profession, and the constant use of […]

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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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#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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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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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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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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For Real, What Is Goofy, Anyway?

Have you seen the 1986 movie Stand By Me? It’s a movie based on Steven King’s short story “The Body”. Set in 1959, it’s the story of four 12 year olds who set out on a quest to find the body of a boy who went missing several days earlier. The band of friends are […]

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Lemon Bars For Jamie

You know the old adage, right? When life hands you lemons……. Ok, ok…I COULD make lemon-aide, and sometimes I do. This time I made lemon bars. Because yum. But that’s not the kind of lemons we are REALLY talking about anyway. We are talking about the kind that life sometimes gives you. The really sour […]

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The Birds and The Bees of Avocados

Avocados are my favorite fruits. Now, if you are like most people, I know what you’re thinking:  “Avocados aren’t fruit. They can’t be fruit. Fruit is sweet. They must be vegetables, mustn’t they?”  Actually, no. And yes. You see, there are so many theories, opinions, and disciplines involved, that depending on whose viewpoint you are […]

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