Monthly Archives: January 2012

Semolina Braid

Let me be honest—this bread was the biggest pain-in-the-butt project I’ve taken on in a while.  Baking with yeast can be really fun, and thanks to the stop-and-go nature of it, it’s great to do while you’re also working on … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster Muffins

Don’t you hate it when you’re out and about, minding your own business, and you run into that one person you just did not want to see?  I imagine everyone has people like that in their lives: good people, probably, … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Grits

I don’t want to pretend that this is an age-old family dish that I’ve been eating as long as I can remember, or that it reveals some truth about my life and my past.  Sure, I grew up eating grits … Continue reading

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I Made Crème Brûlée.

Quick!  Pop quiz. What is the best way to a woman’s heart? A. Flowers. B. Chocolate. C. A Teddy Dog. D. A chef’s torch and a bottle of butane. Ok, so the answer is technically “all of the above.”  Presents … Continue reading

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Holidays on a Half Shell

How do you feel about raw seafood?  Yes, sushi is pretty tasty.  But that’s not what I meant… Say what you will, but nothing says comfort food to me like a dozen raw oysters on the half shell, with a … Continue reading

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