10 Things You Need to Know About Chicken

We eat more chicken than any other meat. I know the Chic-Fil-A cows are happy…. But seriously, we eat a lot of chicken. A lot. I read a stat that ...

Dietary Slumming with Tammy: Hot Potato Casserole

Y’all, sometimes my life is just a little difficult. I mean, I try to do the right thing, follow my heart, take a risk, and all that sappy shit, and ...

Some Things to Know About Rice

Rice feeds the world. In China, the word “rice” means the same thing as the word “food.” In Japan, the word for “cooked rice” means the same thing as the ...


Concreted Countertops

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted as much in the ...

Roasted Eggplant Dip

I’m part of a CSA. You know, Community Supported Agriculture. Since I didn’t ...

Curried Venison

A lot of great things have happened because two unlikely things collided. ...


Dietary Slumming With Tammy: Bacon-Wrapped, Cheese-Filled Brats

Y’all, I’m not going to try to sugar coat it. It’s not easy being single. Okay, technically I’m divorced, but I still go to bed alone most nights. Unless you count my hound dog Lester. Sometimes if Lester is feeling especially spry and he’s had a good day with his arthritis, he’ll hop up on […]

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Chicken-Fried Venison

My job can get crazy sometimes. Yep. Crazier than two men and two sheep on a motorbike. And sometimes it can me ME crazy. But it’s got its perks. I learned how to make the best omelet of my life from Yankee Bitch, who I am delighted to sit next to every day. (read about […]

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The Basic Muffin + Endless Variations

Ah, the muffin. The quintessential breakfast quick bread. Sure, you can break out the Martha White “just-add-milk” mix. Or you can expend a tiny bit more effort and make a truly beautiful muffin. All it takes is a little knowledge to make excellent muffins every time. First tip: Mix the dry and wet ingredients together with […]

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Dietary Slumming with Tammy: Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

It’s almost Christmas. I love Christmas. Christmas is my very favorite time of the year. Well, except for St. Patrick’s Day. I love St. Patrick’s Day.  lt might be because I love green so much. Or the green beer. I think dying food to turn it different colors is so inspired; Red Velvet cake, Easter […]

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Orange Glazed Baked Ham

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is all about the meat. So is Sunday dinner. But’s it’s mid-November, so we’re in Thanksgiving mode. If you’re like me, and are  just a little terrible at the whole cooking of the meat thing, then a ham is for you! Baking a ham is just about the easiest thing you can […]

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Best Cornbread Dressing

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without dressing. Or do you call it stuffing? This can be a point of contention–almost as controversial as how you pronounce the word “pecan.” (for the record, it’s pronounced “p’con.”) But since this does not go in any cavity (except your mouth) (sorry, I couldn’t stop myself from typing that…), it’s […]

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Green Bean Casserole a la Alton Brown

Ah, Thanksgiving. Pounds and pounds of foods you don’t normally eat. Family. Lots and lots of family. And, if you’re lucky, lots of wine. Holidays are full of traditions. Who cuts the turkey, who starts the “I’m thankful for….” conversation, who gets drunk in the kitchen first and insults Aunt Edna. You know, normal, healthy […]

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Easy Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has been a staple in my family since before I was born. Not the homemade kind, oozing with cheeses, fresh from the oven. Nope. I’m talking about Stouffer’s. Yep, I grew up in a Stouffer’s family. Stouffer’s is easy. Get it out of the freezer, stick it in the oven, wait 40 […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole (Souffle, Ya’ll) with Praline Topping

It’s Thanksgiving Season! Food! Relaxing! Shopping! Football! Family! (yes, family get’s it own line) My extended family is large. When I was growing up we used to have “lil” family reunions where 55 people would show up. The matriarch of our ridiculous family, Mama T, was famous for 2 things: pimento cheese sandwiches on white bread […]

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Best Chicken Stock

Fall is impending, and most people think of Fall as soup season. I happen to think that every season is soup season. The first (and most essential) ingredient for a quality soup, whatever the season, is the stock you use. Don’t fall for the ol’ Swanson stock trick–boxed is not better than canned, and once […]

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