Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ch-ch-ch-chia!

Sometimes I think Trader Joe is messing with us.

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Pickled Onions

I started to work on a pizza dough shaping tutorial per Jana’s request but left my dough to rise far too long unattended- it quadrupled in size, overflowing the bowl, making my whole kitchen smell like a frat house basement … Continue reading

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Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

Although I’m from New Orleans and spent half my childhood there, I was never a big gumbo fan when I was a kid. I have a vivid memory of sitting at the children’s table (which was placed in the garage, … Continue reading

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The Magical Fruit

My family was on vacation last week, and starting today, we were thrust back into our summer routine of day camp, parents’ morning out, meetings, running, sitters, and the weekly runs to the supermarket and Target.  (The bi-weekly Costco run … Continue reading

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Getting Organized

Here’s the only secret I know to getting dinner on the table night after night… the menu board. And, y’all, you should get yourselves to Target RIGHT NOW because they have this handy one from the Board Dudes for only … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Stuffed Shells

James Villas, Southerner and pimento cheese expert, wrote in his indispensable cookbook Crazy for Casseroles that he does not “recommend freezing any baked casserole that contains potatoes, rice, or pasta, all of which will lose most of their texture.”  I … Continue reading

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Balsamic Strawberry Jam

I  have a mortal fear of canning. And I do mean that almost literally, I am terrified I will put something up and then kill my whole family via botulism, and our obituaries will read that we died from eating … Continue reading

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