Beef Bourguignon

Rule #91: Beef B. by D. is the way to roll.

Translation: Beef Bourguignon by Daddy is the way to roll. Julia Childs has the ultimate “impress the in-laws” type recipe, but this one is meant for the every day folks who want to get something yummy on the table without having to invoke a famous chef from the past. My dad would make this on a lazy Sunday when we were all just hanging around the house. The smells are one of those food memories that will always have a special place in my heart.

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Potluck Favorites

Rule #125: We’re all better when we’re together.

I love me a good potluck, y’all. Gimme a whole bunch of folks coming together over some good food, and I’m a happy lady. Food is what makes the world go round, in my humble opinion. It should really be its own love language. I know, for me, that if I love you, I wanna cook for you. That’s why potlucks are so special: everyone pitches in to make the ultimate spread of little love notes. Even if all you do is pick up the cokes and ice, you’re showing someone else you’re lovin’ on ’em by filling their tummies.

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Red Beans + Rice & A Little Food for the Soul

I have a confession: I’m pretty sure I’m deep-down a Louisiana native. Not sure how it happened, but I’m pretty sure I was transported or kidnapped or something. Maybe I lived there and worked in…

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Chicken + Dumplings & A Little Life Lately

If you’re like me, when you hear Chicken + Dumplings, you think of the elementary cafeteria and the ‘mystery’ that would be slopped onto your plate and called Chicken + Dumplings. I had some friends…

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? When I was pregnant, I devoured potatoes. Sometimes skin-and-all. No shame in my potato gam. This casserole embodies all the goodness of a loaded baked potato into one…

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