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Grits Pecan Pie With Molasses

Not So True Grits: Molasses Pecan Pie

I’ve been entertaining the idea of entering into The Great Grits Cookoff. I am now past the entry deadline, though there is still a slight chance that I may squeeze myself in, just as an exercise in batch cooking and building self-confidence.  In preparation, I’ve been checking out some interesting recipes, trying to come up […]

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

I am on a roll this week for rebellious and against-the-rules concoctions.  Not only that, but it seems that I am also cooking completely off-season. Looking at the front page right now, I see all things cheesy and bakey, and orange in color, which are typical fall dishes, all cooked very recently.  But I don’t […]

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Potato Moussaka Bolognese

Potato Moussaka With Bolognese Sauce

Recently, I received a request for a meat-n-potato type dish for someone who doesn’t eat vegetables.  Not judging. I am sure they have their reasons.  Rather than fussing about it, I took it upon myself to go as fancy as I could with the meat-n-potato idea, as it sounded pretty challenging. My first thought was […]

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Making Classic Apple Tart Tatin

Making Tarte Tatin, or Where Have You Been All My Life?

Seriously? I only had to live 40 years (oops, let’s pretend you didn’t see that) to discover my most favorite dessert? Well done, girl, well done. I am in love, people. You could tell by the number of pictures I took of the single dish (and there are more yet here).  Did I mention I am […]

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Making Strawberry Cake -- ready to eat!

The First Promise Of Summer — Making Strawberry Cake

Strawberries — sweet little kisses of summer…  I know, I know, it’s not summer yet. But can’t a woman dream? Don’t know about you, but I had a perfect Mother’s Day weekend.  Part of the program was a trip to a local strawberry patch, where we gathered three gallons of ready-to-eat picture perfect delicious strawberries […]

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White Onion & Tuna Tart

Tantalizing White Onion & Tuna Tart

This is my dinner from last Tuesday.  I’ve been meaning to make this for a long while.  What took so long? Lack of careful planning — when I have the fish, I don’t have the white onions, when I have fish and onions, I don’t have the dough.  Finally, they all came together to my […]

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Making Fish Roe Skillet Pie -- ready to serve

Fish Roe Skillet Pie

Some time before we moved to the U.S., we decided to hire a tutor to brush up our English.  The lady was a former compatriot of ours, who had emigrated a long time ago to the U.S., lived there for years and years, and then came back to Ukraine to enjoy her retirement in the […]

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