Comfort Food

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HONOLULU RIB EYE

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In 1994 I went to Hawaii for the first time with Frank B. Williams.  We stayed on the island of Lanai at the Lodge at

COLD OVEN PINEAPPLE POUND CAKE

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This recipe came from the Southern Living cookbook that Aunt Tee gave me when I was in high school.  Aunt Tee was not my aunt. 

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BUCKTOWN “PINCH ME” STEW WITH RED SNAPPER

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  People in Louisiana are crazy for crawfish.  And as anyone in New Orleans knows, you have to pinch the tails and suck the heads

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RANCH DRESSING

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This classic ranch salad dressing gets better after it has been in the frig a day.  I used the pre-packaged Hidden Valley spices because the

CORN PUDDING

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What makes something corny?  In the early 1930’s the word was used in a derogatory way to describe anything that appealed to unsophisticated people like

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PRACTICALLY PERFECT PEJU POACHED PEARS

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Bosc pears were first cultivated in Belgium. I had never poached pears but the Bosc (pronounced Bawsk) pears at the grocery store last weekend were

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SLOPPY JOSEPHINES

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According to Wikipedia, Sloppy Joe sandwiches originated in Sioux City, Iowa when a short order cook named Joe invented a “loose-meat” sandwich with tomato sauce

ENDORA’S LAMB CHOPS

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From 1964 to 1972, Samantha Stevens (played by Elizabeth Montgomery) was a charming t.v. witch who loved a very mortal man.  Her husband, played by

FRIDAY NIGHT “FRIGHTS” CHEESEBURGER

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FRIDAY NIGHT IS FOR SCARY MOVIES AND BURGERS ON THE GRILL.   Friday Night Frights are a tradition with me.  Friday nights are the best

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CRAB CAKES WITH MUSTARD BEURRE BLANC

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  This recipe was inspired by the crab cakes with Meaux Mustard Beurre Blanc in “Julia Reed’s New Orleans: Food, Fun and Fieldtrips for Letting

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