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An Impressionist Evening

EVERY YEAR my neighbors and I host an alfresco dining experience. There’s something special about sharing food with friends under a canopy of live oaks in the crisp evening air. How calming it is to drop out of the weekly...


Peaches and Cream

MY FAMILY HAD A TRADITION of eating fresh peaches with Pet milk or evaporated milk. Peaches and cream. You know what I’m talking about if you were part of the baby boom generation. Pet milk and mushroom soup were staples...

Taking A Bite

TAKING A BITE of the “Big Apple” or 96 hours of Foodies and Friends eating their way through New York City. I bet you thought that when a group of 8 women travel to NYC all they want to do...

Men in the Kitchen

I LEARNED BASIC FISHING and crabbing skills at an early age from my dad and my grandfather on the Gulf Coast at my grandparents’ home, Cockes’ Roost, in Clermont Harbor, Mississippi. We would rise early in the morning giddy with...

True Love: Best Brownie Recipe

YOU MAY HAVE deduced from previous articles that I do have a bit of a weakness for and an addiction to chocolate. Chocolate mousse, chocolate raspberry truffle tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries and don’t forget Dark Secrets chocolate desserts. It’s not...

Holy Mole

OAXACA?  Never heard of it! I had thoroughly explored the Yucatan in my youth from Isla Mujeres to the ruins in Tulum and Chichen Itza. But Oaxaca? First I needed to get oriented geographically.  Oaxaca city is in the state...