Pasta Primavera From Scratch at One of My Favorite Lunch Spots
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Pasta Primavera From Scratch at One of My Favorite Lunch Spots

One of my favorite lunch spots has to be my friend Reggie’s house.  We cook, we chat and, of course, drink wine!  Our favorite thing to cook (for now)? Pasta Primavera.  I make the noodles, she makes the killer sauce and we share wine glass-filling duty.  Today’s selection was a La Crema chardonnay– a fair-and-just … Continue reading

Crab and Shrimp Gumbo
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Crab and Shrimp Gumbo

Crab and Shrimp Gumbo When the weather outside is frightful….have some nice hot gumbo!  Gumbo has been a family favorite for generations.  I asked mom when she first remembered having gumbo. Mom said she first remembered having gumbo at our Granny’s coffee shop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi in 1965 (she was 18 at the time).  … Continue reading

Greek Salad From Jim’s Garden (With Homemade Pita)
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Greek Salad From Jim’s Garden (With Homemade Pita)

Greek Salad From Jim’s Garden (With Homemade Pita) I have to give a BIG thanks to our long time family friend, Jim, for sharing the abundance of his garden.  Just look at all of this gorgeous produce – lemons, cucumbers, lemon cucumbers and a huge assortment of varying sizes and colors of tomatoes (check out … Continue reading