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Oxtails with Gravy

Yesterday at the Super Duper Market, I saw an enormous, tomato juice sized can of “turkey gravy” made by the Campbell’s soup company.  Well!  I called my husband over and pointed out this travesty of cuisine and all he said … Continue reading

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Star of the County Down

This is Jessie, my 2 1/2 month old Irish Terrier.  Why is her name Jessie?  Ask the French. Their naming system for pedigree dogs dictates the first letter of the name of the dog depending on the year.  2014 was … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Day

My husband’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving Day.  From childhood he  has always loved the annual ritual of stuffing both turkeys and bellies. Quantity was of primary importance; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, gravy by the bucket and … Continue reading

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Home Again

I remember when Carole King’s Tapestry album came out.  Everyone knew all the words because everyone had the album, and it was constantly playing at your house and your friends’ houses for months until we all decided to move on. … Continue reading

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Texas Smothered Pork Steaks

Learning to make gravy was one of the very first things I learned to do in the kitchen.   I guess most of you would call it a quick roux.   First you fry your meat in oil, remove from … Continue reading

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This Is Not Hard: Boneless and Stuffed Coquelet or Cornish Game Hen

I don’t think I cook many things that are really complicated. That’s probably why I don’t bake cakes; too fiddly. After all I’m not a chef, just a woman who thinks food is interesting. So if I debone poultry, and … Continue reading

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