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Taking A Bite

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...
Mazel tov Shaya!

Mazel tov Shaya!

What I love most about traveling is the opportunity to experience ethnic foods. I long for foods that challenge my palate, expose me to the unfamiliar, and push all of my senses to the limit. What is that spice I...

Mon Petit Chou-fleur

MON PETIT CHOU-FLEUR, Literally translated this phrase means “my little cauliflower,” which is a French term of endearment for “my little darling.” You can use it endearingly when referring to your precious family, friends, pets, or your favorite and one...
“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

“Hole in the bone” Osso Buco

Osso Buco Although I am not much of a meat eater, there is something about slow cooked braised meats that I find so absolutely satisfying during these cold, bone chilling, winter months. I recently posted a story and recipe from...
SEASONAL SOUPS

SEASONAL SOUPS

Seasonal Soups When the temperature dips below 50, the skies turn gray and the winter winds blow, I begin to crave warm satisfying healthy foods. If you are like me, you probably spent the last several weeks from Thanksgiving to...
Plat du Jour

Plat du Jour

Balthazar’s Plat du Jour I am a hopeless Francophile loving all things French if for no reason other than that. If it is French than it must be good. Mais bien sur! On a recent trip to New York my...
Olive Surprises

Olive Surprises

Something old, something new. The twelve days of Christmas. Take me back to when no one counted calories and we thought it was absolutely fine to eat processed food. My mom used to make these for Xmas Eve and serve...
Lizby and Randy Eustis Christmas Milk Punch

Lizby and Randy Eustis Christmas Milk Punch

Every year on Christmas Eve, my friends and neighbors, Lizby and Randy Eustis, travel the streets of Covington in their decorated golf cart delivering Christmas cheer. Their Christmas milk punch packs a punch and definitely spreads joy throughout Covington. Rich,...