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Instant Mardi Gras

We will not pretend to be experts on the ways and traditions of our fellow Southerners and Cajun friends down in Louisiana, especially during this Mardi Gras season.  Oh yes, and let’s not forget that Alabama has a dog in the fight, but there’s no need to wade into controversy when there’s a party to be had.  Over the years, we have spent time in the hub of Mardi Gras — New Orleans — and the food and festivities always keep us coming back for more.

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Together Again!

The glory days of summer vacation are coming to a close.  We hate to see the best season of the year go, but the silver lining is that everyone is back in town and reporting to their station for work and school.  Hot off the heels of family trips to Texas and the Outer Banks, we did not let grass grow under our feet before getting in the kitchen together and whipping up a meal that does the brain, body and stop watch good.   

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Steel Magnolia Series: Louise J. Hunter

Bear with us here because we’re not totally off base on where we’re going with this post.  People have been celebrating Mother Nature’s coldest season IN JULY for as long as we can remember (and our daughter’s think we’re old but we ain’t that old)!  Christmas in July, you say?  Um hmmm, we see you.  Some folks are even going so far as putting a Countdown to Christmas on their Facebook posts.

While we could very well go off on a tirade about that blasphemous behavior, let’s stick to the matter at hand.  We’re actually featuring some cold weather staples to add to your comfort food repertoire because they are signature dishes from a very special lady who happens to be celebrating her 87th birthday on July 16th. 

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Have It All, Y’all! SDB Parisian Cooking Class Part Trois

It’s mighty fitting that our favorite Lucindyism pairs with the grand finale course of a most memorable meal.  Lucindy’s most inspiring words from our April in Paris cooking class dared us to dream — and dream big. And while we’ve already shared a wonderful pots de creme recipe from our debut SDB meal, we learned another technique from Lucindy that dripped with raspberry charm and topped off the sweetness of the day with homemade whipped cream.  Rest assured, we spooned a hearty helping of both as Lucindy encouraged us all with her final words of wisdom…

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Summer’s Here, Y’all!

We went dark on y’all and we’re just as sorry as we can be.  It’s not because we forgot about our SDB commitments or got tired of this venture and abandoned our culinary escapades.  Quite the contrary!   We’ve been standing in the sun with our toes in the sand, lapping up family time and enjoying this glorious start to summer.  Indeed, most of those moments have revolved around memorable dishes that are etched in our hearts and souls long after our tastebuds have come off their high.

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You Are In Control, Y’all — SDB Parisian Cooking Class Part Deux

On the prettiest spring Saturday in April, four American girls gathered at a cabin nestled along a North Carolina lake to channel our inner Julia Child for a Parisian cooking class. And while the Eiffel Tower and the Siene River were half a world away, we cooked the day away living La Vie En Rose to the fullest. 

Our fearless chef and mentor, Dr. Lucindy Willis, showed us the ropes and dropped more one liners than you could shake a stick at.  We’ve already shared her delicious first course and Part One Lucindyism with y’all.  Another pearl of wisdom she dropped was…well, read on!

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Instant Mardi Gras
February 24, 2019
Together Again!
August 6, 2018
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July 15, 2018