• Thai Chicken Noodle Brown Bag Lunch

    It’s hard to come up with lunch ideas outside of the typical sandwich. Now that I occasionally pack lunches for my kindergartener, as well as my husband, I have been trying to think of quick and easy lunches that give some variety to the brown bag lunch.

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  • Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado Dip Topping

    While most of the country looks forward to the cooling temperatures September usually brings, down here in the swamp lands of Texas we know our cooler weather is not to be expected any time soon. The dog days of summer are settling in bringing us nearly 100 degree weather and humidity. Oh the humidity! Picture a steamy, sticky, tropical jungle. Now imagine trying to keep that sticky tropical air from entering your home. It is nearly impossible, but it can be done!

    My favorite tricks for beating the heat?

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  • Savory Greek Yogurt Gobbetti with Olives

    I venture to guess that every home cook has one dish that has yet to be perfected. For many experienced cooks that dish may be Coq au Vin, Baked Alaska, or any type of Soufflé. Me? I struggle with macaroni and cheese. It’s a cruel kitchen irony that I, a Southern-born cook, fear elbow pasta and can’t fathom the equation of cheeses that will equal a creamy, velvety pasta and cheese dish. I shun cheese substitutes, so these are not options.

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