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This Seared Pork Recipe came as part of the recipe suggestions from Williams-Sonoma in the Easy and Elegant Dinner Party I hosted for LE’s Fifth Birthday.  I was floored by how much I liked it.  The flavors were really bight and summery, but not overpowering at all.  We served it with my Herb Sauce for […]

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This super easy dinner is a tribute to the much anticipated arrival of extraordinary spring weather that’s sure to be followed by lots of sunshine and less time in the kitchen.  Generally, I braise pork chops.  Braising ensures a very moist texture, but is time and heat intensive.  For this evening’s meal, I fired up […]

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Pork Tamales Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try my own homemade tamales for ages.  A couple of things scared me off initially.  One, I don’t have a single friend who makes his/her own tamales (speak up if I’m wrong).  Two, Lard.  Three, I’d heard they’re complicated and  labor intensive.  And Four, I didn’t own a large enough steamer […]

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This week seems to have made me very nostalgic for my mother’s recipes. My mama taught us all so much about cooking. When I was younger, Marti and I always used to tell a then much much younger Hannah, “This is how southern women learn to cook!” while taking turns holding her and making meals. […]

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I am suffering from a severe lack of creativity over here. Maybe it’s because it was my birthday last week, maybe it’s because my husband’s been sick, maybe I’m just bored. In any case, I’m feeling to lazy at the moment to really whip up any of my own inspired meals. On the upside, sometimes […]

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