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May17

Mini Crab, Spinach, and Mushroom Tarts

Dear Pie, It has been a while, hasn’t it? It has been difficult to think about pie for the last few months because I spent the better part of a year writing two different cookbooks dedicated to the subject. From sweet to savory, and some pies that were a little of both, I was adrift in a sea of crusts, crumbles, and fillings with no end in sight. I love pie, but you can have too much of a good thing and I needed a pie hiatus....

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Apr21

Fish Pontchartrain

Life is beautiful. Not to say it is not busy, because my plate is overflowing at the moment, but amid the hustle and bustle beautiful things have been happening.  First, I got to visit my best friend and her family in the UK where we had a lovely side trip to Wales.  Second, my brother got married to a great girl and I got to make their cakes.  Third, my Aunt Ruby is out of the hospital and I am going to see her in a few days. ...

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Jan31

Crab Jalapeno Hushpuppies

I love hushpuppies. I mean, who does not like golden grown, deep fried balls of delicious cornbread?  When I was growing up we had them with fried fish and shrimp dinners and they were the item I ate most greedily.  These days I make hushpuppies for all sorts of occasions and I have found they make an excellent appetizer, especially if I add a little seafood directly to the batter. These hushpuppies are very rich.  Lump crab meat is...

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Dec16

Crab Cake Dip

I am not a big fan of crab in a general sense.  In fact I am not a fan of shellfish overall. That said, I love, and have always loved, crab cakes.  I like the mix of flavors, the different textures, and I find the creaminess of the crab mixture hard to resist.  So, in an effort to expand my crab consumption options I modified one of my favorite crab cake recipes and made it into a warm dip.  It has everything that I love about crab...

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