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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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Crawfish Étouffée

I had been hankering for a piece of Louisiana cooking for a couple weeks, and decided on crawfish étouffée as my crave buster. In essence, étouffée means “smothered,” a culinary reference to any dish slow-cooked in a liquid that forms into a … Continue reading

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