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Sometimes we cooks take the simplest of things for granted. We intuitively know what spices, herbs, vegetables and/or fruits to add to a pot of perfectly-cooked, fluffy white rice to turn it into a spectacular side-dish. We instinctively use this inexpensive grain as a foil to stretch a meal that feeds a family of four into a meal that feeds six-to-eight. We grew up eating it, we make it for our families, we keep it on hand in our pantries, we order it in restaurants and we don't talk about it very much. After all... it's just rice. Measure it,... Continue »
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Of all the wonderful places in the world we've traveled to, and, spent enough time in to get to know the people and their food, New Orleans is my all-time favorite. Joe's and my feet first hit Bourbon Street in 1983. I had just turned 30 and was well on my way to fine-tuning my life as a foodie. I'd done my homework and had a list of all sorts of fine-dining restaurants, sandwich shops and cafes I wanted to eat in, as well as a list of hallmark foods I wanted to try. How I ate my way through... Continue »
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Sunday mornings in my kitchen involve taking the time to cook a sit-down, late-morning breakfast. In the Summer we love to eat out on our deck and watch the joggers and bikers head up to Tussey Mountain, and, in the Winter we eat in the kitchen and watch the skiers come down "the mountain". Joe and I have been empty nesters for about 19 years now, so perking some coffee, toasting some sort of bread, cooking a few eggs in any number of ways, and, frying some ham, bacon or sausage is a pretty easy thing to do for two.... Continue »