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This Old Chef: Blog & Recipes

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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Stop What You're Doing and Make These!!!


Seriously.  I love all the traditional Christmas cookies.  But I'm telling you:  make chocolate shortbread and bring those elves to their knees!


These come from Chef Extraordinaire Bob Chambers.  You will never, I guarantee, eat another chocolate cookie without thinking about these chocolate shortbreads...

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