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Homage to the Bayou State

Louisiana…Just the name of it conjures up all sorts of images. One of my favorite memories are those ancient live oak trees replete with Spanish moss hanging like lace fabric that has been tossed around the branches with abandon. Or, who can’t help but picture the jazz bands playing on Bourbon Street, the scents of different flavors permeating the heavy

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I knew this day was inevitable, “out of the kitchen and onto the keyboard.” Notes from the chef…(& his daughter)

When starting this blog I thought I could just keep my regular gig and be the guy in the kitchen taking the instructions, putting the pieces together and presenting the finished products.  I forgot that isn’t how this relationship runs… I knew at some point I would have to share in the hard work of planning and writing a piece

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Ditch the Deli!

Deli meat is expensive! And, it is loaded with salt and preservatives. As part of our Food Budget Lifestyle that has saved us thousands, we gave it up.  At $6-$8 per pound, by the time we got done with the ham, turkey and salami, we had blown our weekly budget at the deli counter! But, without this easy go to,

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The Week of Quick and Easy – Our Meal Plan for February 25th – March 4th

The Week of Quick and Easy! Things have been hectic around our house.  Everyone is busy with either work or school. My son has a dual enrollment class at the local college, my daughter’s activity schedule is picking up, both kids are preparing for the ACT with their amazing tutor at Victoria’s Prep, there are college tours to take, and

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