Dec 11

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings authored the book The Yearling in 1938, and it went on to win the Pulitzer Prize a year later.  I know about Ms. Rawlings work, not because I read her acclaimed novel, but from a movie called Cross Creek that is based on her time spent in The Everglades working on the manuscript. [...]

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Sep 09

I haven’t made cake from a box mix in ages, and why would I start now? Well my curiosity was piqued when a fellow chef, whose cooking I have longed admired, was raving to me about the Ad Hoc fried chicken mix. Apparently it is the best she has tasted. So when I received a [...]

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Dec 27

This time of year many kitchens turn into Christmas cookie workshops, strewn with scrap pieces of stenciled sugar cookie dough and an all over surface dusting of colored sugar crystals. As a chef, most people assume I partake in the baking extravaganza that occurs during the tight month of December. But I fully admit to [...]

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