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Happy Mardi Gras, and Gumbo Z’Herbes

It’s Mardi Gras (in a few hours)!  I’ve spent the past week gorging myself on Better Cheddar* and Le Popeye dip from Langenstein’s, along with lots of king cake and Bunny Bread sandwiches.  We’re having jambalaya and king cake for dinner … Continue reading

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Superprep Sunday

The kitchen’s been busy here at FB: Eastside.  Chris made a triple batch of gumbo, except instead of chicken, he used a lot of the pheasant he shot this fall. (If there is someone in your house who hunts – … Continue reading

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Dead Easy Chicken, Times Two

The combination of work that requires evening meetings (mine), travel (my husband’s),  school, a total lapse in routine (FIVE DAYS of school between December 17, 2010, and January 18, 2011), and the fact that it’s been an insanely cold winter … Continue reading

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Tuscan Chickpea Soup

The annual defrosting. I defrosted the deep freeze today and unearthed a bag of Tuscan Chickpea Soup from earlier this year.  It’s now on the menu for Thursday’s dinner, and the soup pops up in the menu rotation pretty frequently … Continue reading

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1-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup

I have read Cooking Light for about the past ten years, and while initially, I read every issue from cover-to-cover each month, flagging recipes and using at least one or two of their recipes each week, there was a period … Continue reading

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Red Beans & Rice

Well, well, well.  Let’s just say that the first two weeks of kindergarten have both tested and tightened the routines at our house.  But the week before the first day of school was even more of a challenge, as I … Continue reading

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Jambalaya

I know James Villas is all, “Don’t freeze rice!” But I freeze rice all the time, mainly in the form of jambalaya.  Maybe it works because jambalaya also has tomatoes, and Villas continues that recipes with tomatoes and similarly acidic … Continue reading

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