Monthly Archives: December 2017

Gumbo Ya-Ya for a Christmas Birthday

Holiday gatherings are generally neither small nor intimate affairs in my family these days. They use to be growing up. There were just the four of us in Frankfort, as our extended relations lived in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. These … Continue reading

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Egg and Sausage Casserole for New Year’s Eve

As we are now on the umpteenth day of Christmas vacation, with kids and adults endlessly home, staying up late, and famished come morning, I wanted to pass along a breakfast creation that has proved easy and satisfying. Nothing fancy … Continue reading

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Friday Night is the Right Time for Shrimp Étouffée

Baby it is cold outside. I’m ready to get in the house where it’s warm, pour a glass of wine and get my cook on. This is the perfect time of year for a hot and spicy dish. I picked … Continue reading

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A Pioneer Breakfast Sandwich that Steals the Show

With the weekend upon us, I thought some sort of breakfast treat might come in handy. It’s customary at our house on either Saturday or Sunday, if not both, to cook up a hefty brunch once everyone is awake to … Continue reading

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Jones Upset Victory Stuns GOP in Deep Red Alabama

The tide did roll Tuesday night in Alabama’s Senate election, right over the top of President Trump, Steve Bannon, and most importantly consuming Republican Roy Moore. In this current age of Trumpism, all decent people, regardless of affiliation, have desperately … Continue reading

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Election Day in Alabama Senate Race

Today the fine folks in Alabama will step to the polls to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who accepted the nomination as U.S. Attorney General from president-elect Trump. The temporary appointee, Republican Luther Strange, lost a … Continue reading

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Between Hospital Visits, A Quick Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast

I’ve been preoccupied with hospital visits from Friday going into Tuesday. Thankfully things are progressing in a positive direction for my dad and all should be home tomorrow. Between Friday and now has been a blur of rotating hospital rooms, … Continue reading

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