Category Archives: Food & Home

What’s Cookin’ – Martha’s White Chocolate Party Mix (for Easter)

A few months ago, I went out to lunch with some friends from high school to a great soul food restaurant in St. Louis, MO, called Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove. While we were there, OWN was filming for the second … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Fish Chowder (Revisited)

One of my earliest What’s Cookin’ posts was for Fish  Chowder.  I shared my story about my earliest memories eating Clam Chowder and then eating the good stuff once I lived in New England. This is an easy soup to … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Special Requests

Our second college kid was home for Spring Break.  That means I received a second round of special requests for Mama’s cookin’ to take back to school.  The requests come in not just from my kid, but from her friends … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Savory Pies

I love pie.  I love dessert pies, and I love savory pies, too.  When I visited my sister in Minnesota last month, she made Ina Garten’s Chicken Pot Pie.  If you like Chicken Pot Pie, you will have to try … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cauliflower au Gratin

I love cauliflower.  My family – not so much.  Cauliflower is inexpensive and readily available especially in the Wintertime when other fresh vegetables are, well, not so fresh. Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family which also includes brussels sprouts, … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Easy Baked Fish Filets

This is one of those recipes that I make off the top of my head.  When I was a working mom, it was something that I could make in a hurry, since it only takes a few minutes to put … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin – Karen’s Green Pie (repost for St. Patty’s Day)

Last year, I featured this recipe from one of my high school chums, Karen.  It is a recipe that her family makes every year for St. Patrick’s Day.  Karen is Italian and  Irish and celebrates both heritages freely and with gusto. I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Kathie’s Fish Tacos

After the birth of my twins, I had the good fortune to join an organization of mothers (now parents) of twins.  I have met many amazing women in this club and continue to serve on its Board some 20 years … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – English Muffin Bread

I was in Minnesota for a week visiting my sister and brother-in-law.  While there, I had some English Muffin Bread.  Oh my goodness.  It was so good.  Where has this bread been all my life? This bread was great toasted, … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Tuna Noodle Casserole

It’s Lent!  That means it’s time to for many of us to eat fish on Fridays which conjures up images of salmon cakes, fish sticks, and tuna noodle casserole. I always loved fish, but I’m from the Midwest so growing … Continue reading

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