“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child {This is not a paid endorsement} One thing that can always cause a little thrill of joy to run through me is opening the mailbox and finding my Fine Cooking magazine has arrived. It…

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Shrimp & Grits


  What’s this over here? You never heard of grits? Sure I’ve heard of grits. I just never actually seen a grit before. ~ (Conversation in My Cousin Vinny between Vinny Gambini and the Grits Cook) At that moment grits and My Cousin Vinny became irretrievably linked in my mind. I love grits; grew up on them….

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Fish Tacos


“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ~ Tom Robbins We were soldiers once and young, the hubs and I. Back in those good old days we use to go to a fellow…

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Sunday Morning Coffee Cake


How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~ Spanish Proverb To me, Sunday has its own feel.  It is both part of the weekend and the 1st day of the new week.  The first day!  Sunday is for whatever, a day without plans.  The celebrations of Friday and Saturday are over…

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Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Whipped Cream


  “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Could Tolstoy have been thinking about cake when he made this remark?  Probably not, right.  But, I think Angel Food Cake is an example of greatness found in simplicity and goodness.  I love watching these modest ingredients morph into something so…

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