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Mothers and Their Cookies

Mothers and Their Cookies

  On the third or fourth warm day of spring, before flowers have bloomed and leaves have re-populated the trees, [...]
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Doing the Delta: Driving to Leland, Mississippi

Doing the Delta: Driving to Leland, Mississippi

  We left later than we should have, especially knowing there were flood warnings. The rain had been relentless all day, [...]
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Roast Cauliflower Renewal: Spring Ain't On the Table Yet, Folks

Roast Cauliflower Renewal: Spring Ain’t On the Table Yet, Folks

  Outside my kitchen window, little chipmunks scurry in dazed and confused circles, drunk on the warmer weather and crop [...]
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Clambake Meets Crawfish Boil or:  A Yankee Goes South

Clambake Meets Crawfish Boil or: A Yankee Goes South

  What started off as a cool road trip* morphed into a family-expanding, rollicking-fun, eating orgy along the Mississippi Delta. [...]
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Juicy Chicken, Guaranteed!

Juicy Chicken, Guaranteed!

  The world is full of cooks with chicken anxiety. I have learned this from readers, students in my cooking [...]
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Farfalle with Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Walnuts

Farfalle with Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Walnuts

  “What qualities do you think you can bring to our table?”, asks the interviewer. “I’m incredibly nutritious and well-rounded [...]
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Tak Bat and Sticky Rice

Tak Bat and Sticky Rice

  In the dark, cool morning, guided by the faint light that hints of imminent dawn, my father and I [...]
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Easy Vegetable Lasagna

Easy Vegetable Lasagna

Here is what I like about Superbowl Sunday: the food is fun and easy and generally not like food we [...]
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Fast, Easy Appetizers: Tomato Olive Bruschetta, Marinated Cheddar Bites and Green Shrimp

Fast, Easy Appetizers: Tomato Olive Bruschetta, Marinated Cheddar Bites and Green Shrimp

These recipes are party / finger food at it’s best–  beautiful, easily assembled and served at room temperature.
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Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

This brown sugar banana bread is moist and sweet; the banana flavor is big, but not cloying, thanks to the [...]
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