Celebrate Leap Day with Toad in the Hole & British Onion Gravy

Serves 4-6 It’s believed that Toad in the Hole, a traditional English dish consisting of plump, juicy sausages nestled and baked in Yorkshire pudding batter, actually goes back to Roman times. However, the origin of the name “Toad-in-the-Hole” is often disputed. Some suggest that the dish’s name comes from its resemblance to a toad sticking…

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe & a little history

The sweetest tradition of Mardi Gras is the vibrant, multi-colored King Cake. Officially, Mardi Gras isn’t until Tuesday February 9th of this year. However, my intention of posting this recipe early is to prepare y’all to gather up the fixins prior to. Staying true to Mardi Gras culinary tradition one must bake and serve this…

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Culinary Reflections “Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones

“Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones Through my work and holidays I have been lucky to have traveled to many countries. Some of these were during the Christmas period, so I thought of recalling some of those memories here. I remember some of the Christmas dinners, yet as I was writing this I noticed how…

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Traditional Southern Red Velvet Cake with Heritage Frosting

This is Mama Carmela’s cherished recipe for Red Velvet Cake with Heritage frosting.  Perfection takes a bit of time, but this is an easy to follow, classic, Southern cake, made with love and tastes outrageous; well worth the little bit of extra effort! It is incredibly delicious with cream cheese or cooked heritage frosting—my choice…

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Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango: Kao Niow Mamuang

I know of no way to end a perfect Thai meal than with this conventional sweet rice cascading with a healthy fringe of ripe, sweet, juicy mango. Don’t forgot to save a bit of the sweet coconut milk to drizzle over the top of it all…Amazing ending, indeed. Ingredients * 2 cups long-grain white sticky…

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Tom Kha Gai: The Best Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

This amazing, immune boosting soup offers bona fide, bold, and delicious Thai flavors that make it totally irresistible! This is the best Thai coconut soup I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. It’s simple to put together and takes mere minutes to prepare. Toss in a few de-veined shrimp the last 2 minutes if you wish….

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