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Curried Chicken with Forbidden Rice

Posted on January 14, 2018 with 0 comments


I was really in the mood for Indian food.  Maybe you know the feeling...

I had some chicken breast that needed to be cooked.

I wasn’t in a recipe-following mood, so...

I fried a minced onion.  Once it started to brown, I added a ton of minced garlic and ginger...

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As you all know, I not only spend my life with someone from the South, but this has led to my spending a great deal of my life there.

On New Year's Day, I am therefore contractually bound to produce food that includes pork, black-eyed peas, and greens...

Fortunately, my high priest of all things Southern assures me we will still have silver, greenbacks, and luck, even if the pork is breakfast and the greens and black-eyed peas are dinner...

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Mother's other "famous" Christmas cookie contribution was the "Melting Moment."

I know these are seriously out of fashion... but I don't care...


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Christmas Cookies Redux! (Shortbread!)

Posted on December 20, 2017 with 0 comments



I have always been helpless when confronted with a plate of shortbread...



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Christmas Cookies Redux! (Snowballs!)

Posted on December 18, 2017 with 0 comments

Forgive me.

The switch from "after Thanksgiving" foods to Christmas prep can induce whiplash...

But it's almost mid-December!

So let's get going, people... 



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