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Mushroom or Edamame Crostini

  I love crostini….but if I have to be 100% honest – it is that I love toasted bread, and that is exactly what crostini is! With the addition of a drizzle of olive oil, garlic and maybe even a topping. When I would come home from track practice in […]

 

Chili Cornbread Wrapped in Corn Husks

On a whim I decided  to make some chili powder. I took a handful of dried chilies, baked them even drier in my oven, and used a little coffee grinder to make chili powder out of them.  Andria walked in the house after her sports practice, ravenous, ready-to-eat-cardboard-hungry and said […]

 

Crawfish Etouffee

Louisiana holds great memories for me. I was young, just married, totally in love  (now married 30 years and counting) and hosting my own TV cooking show. Crawfish were always a popular topic, and I had more than a few stories to tell. I am not sure if everyone was […]

 

Malawi Africa: Pineapple Pannekuchen

When I came home from Africa, I said that I was never going to go back to the way I was. I was going to dance like no one was watching, sing like no one could hear, love like I had never been hurt, work like I didn’t need the […]

 

Cabin Cooking – Sourdough Bread

I cannot imagine what the women on the plains felt like in  a little cabin 100 years ago, but I promise it is a really different experience for me. Last week the high was 30 below and I stayed close to the cabin. It was cozy and fun and I […]

 

Sprouted Wheat Bread

In its simplest form, a loaf of bread is only a bit of flour mixed with water. Other ingredients–yeast, salt, sugar, eggs, fruits, nuts, and various grains–add flavor and variety, but the real secret behind a truly tasty loaf is the loving care that goes into it. According to a […]