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Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Version 2

The reason I have two shrimp stuffed mushroom recipes is simple:  my husband.  He really can’t eat the first version I made and loved.  He has an allergy to a milk protein that causes him misery whenever he consumes milk, cream, soft cheeses, etc.  However,  if that milk protein is changed enough through heat or […]

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Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Version 1

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers and finger foods.  Moderately high in nutrients and relatively low in calories, mushrooms pair nicely with a variety of fillings. As cultivated mushrooms are in season year round, they are great for  any occasion . . .or no occasion. My favorite type of mushroom filling contains seafood. […]

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How to Store Fresh Herbs

It is time once again to get my herb garden in the ground. Unfortunately, it is the only thing I have had success growing in recent years since moving here. However, I am thankful that I have at least been able to grow a variety of herbs that I love. While I have the herb […]

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Fried Corn

Fried corn is a dish that had to of originate in the southeastern United States. I do not remember having corn prepared this way until after moving to Georgia. It is fresh, sweet, simple, and delicious. It should not be confused with fried corn-on-the-cob, which is husked and cleaned corn cooked in a deep fryer […]

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Bakersfield Mass Ave. in Indianapolis

Arriving just after they opened on a Sunday, we were the first patrons in Bakersfield on Massachusetts Avenue. Edison bulb pendant lights with industrial wire looking enclosures hanging throughout the restaurant were the first things that caught my eye…I love Edison bulb pendants. The next thing I noticed was the bar and the variety of […]

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Viet Huong Vietnamese Restaurant in Huntsville

More than half of the tables at Viet Huong Vietnamese Restaurant were filled with customers despite it being between lunch and dinner. Plus, almost all of the customers were Asian. I took both of these facts as positive signs about the restaurant and I was not disappointed. I originally intended to order Pho, but the […]

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Warm Crab Dip

A tasty, warm and gooey crab dip is a great addition to any celebratory or entertaining appetizer or finger food menu. This is a recipe is from my husband’s aunt, who spent many hours putting together a collection of recipes for the family after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not only did she share […]

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Subworks in Perryville, MD

Subworks in Perryville, Maryland  have really good subs …or “typical” Maryland/Delaware are subs, according to my husband.  What sets them apart from the other sub, cheese-steak, and pizza shops I have been to in the area is their crab pizza.  Yes, crab pizza! Sure, it was the most expensive pizza I have even eaten, but […]

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