Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

My to-bake list is strong this week, inspired by Spring and that coveted extra hour of daylight we get to enjoy this time of year.  We’ve got creamy pie and Easter bread in our future!  If you’re paying attention to…

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Baking 101

Baking 101: How To Fold In Egg Whites

Baking 101:   a series of how-tos and what’s what when it comes to home baking.  The small stuff, explained.  A recipe that calls for beaten egg whites can be intimidating enough.  There is enough fear around getting the mixing bowl…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

Living alone has it’s trade offs.  On the one hand, you have no partner in crime to help you get large spiders and occasion cockroaches (it’s New Orleans… it just happens) out of your house.  That’s where large books (for…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Thursday Inspiration

Every now and again we need a little post-mid-week pick me up.  Post-mid-week refers specifically to Thursday…  because Wednesday is mid-week and Friday is a celebration.  We’re looking Thursday smack dead in the eye and willing it to be Friday…

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Holiday Recipes Savory

Friday Fish Fry

Growing up in a Catholic family meant that the beginning of Spring was all about Lent.  At some point everyone would have ashes on their foreheads, there was a portion that included palm fronds, and then there were Friday afternoons…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be Sunday!

It’s been a stunner of a week here in New Orleans.  Those of us that live down here in the swamp are living it up, soaking in the clear days and perfect temperatures knowing that July is coming.  July is…

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Lunch Recipes Savory

Apricot Balsamic Chicken

My maj* Tracy and I have a diet plan together.  It’s simple.  We text each other pictures of everything we eat in a day.  It’s called The Friend Diet and it keeps us accountable for all of the things we…

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