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Mar
14
What a lucky week for me: I was pondering which pie to make in honor and celebration of National Pi Day 2015, and the answer arrived in my mail box. I received a review copy of the brand new book by my friend Ronni Lundy, entitled Sorghum’s Savor. Published by University of...
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Feb
03
Back in 1960, when four freshmen students at North Carolina A&T State University walked from their campus to the F.W. Woolworth’s Store to sit and request service at the segregated lunch counter, they didn’t know it was Day #1 of Black History Month. They...
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Jan
08
I love January 2nd, the day I turn the page on the year gone by, and finish up the black eyed peas and greens from New Year’s Day, and rebook my financial records with new folders for the monthly bills and such — what? You say it’s January 8th, not January 2nd?...
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Dec
16
Check out my new e-book: “Holiday Cookies You Can Make” It’s $1.99 & you can find it in all the e-book stores. If you want to download it as a PDF and print it out, go to Smashwords, below. Here are links: AMAZON:...
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Dec
01
Leftovers. A word with negative connotations to many, but not to me. To some folks, the fridge-filling presence of something as big and challengingas the rest of the Thanksgiving turkey, or remains of the ham, or a mostly-finished rotisserie chicken is a burden, but consider...
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Nov
29
When The Banh Mi Handbook came out this summer, I couldn’t wait to go buy a copy for my kitchen. Was it the cool and compelling subtite: “Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches”? Partly? Was it the cool cover, the handsome design, the abundance of...
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Nov
10
                                                  Just in time for holiday feasting, snacking, sharing, and celebrating, this smart, inviting new cookbook...
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Oct
09
  My friend Dean brought me this pile of pears from a roadside stand in Ashe County, North Carolina. Ashe County is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, on the NC-Virginia border northwest of Winston-Salem, NC. They were hard and sturdy, not the best for eating out of hand, but full...
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Sep
16
Back in July, I had the good fortune to travel back to Craftsy.com ‘s Studio F in Denver to shoot my second online video cooking class with an amazing, talented and delightful Craftsy crew. It was a whirlwind week with clouds of flour, sprinkles of sugar, strawberries and...
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