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Wine Making the Easy Way

I’ve been dabbling with wine making for about a year now. I’ve never got bitten by the bug the way some folks have, however. They’ll go and buy all the special yeasts and all the containers and testing equipment, etc., and because they’ve done it, well natually they will think that you must do the [Continue]

A Cool Leftover Turkey Dish. Easy and Cheap as well

A Cool Leftover Turkey Dish.  Easy and Cheap as well

Well, we’re entering into the home stretch, preparing for Thanksgiving Day.  And if you’re already thinking beyond T-Day for ways to deal with all the leftovers, here’s an idea for you that’s both fun and easy to do.  Guaranteed to be a hit as well: Turkey Pot Pie.  Yum. The gang around here are all [Continue]

CFS at Pappy’s Café: The Quest Continues!

CFS at Pappy’s Café: The Quest Continues!

Okay, first of all, my apologies for the crappy photo above — it’s the best I could do with my cell-phone’s cheezy camera.  And while the photo might not get your mouth to a-watering, still, it gets the idea across. What will most likely be my never ending quest for finding the Perfect Chicken Fried [Continue]

Chicken Fried Steak — The Quest

Chicken Fried Steak — The Quest

It is not “country-fried steak.”  Those who feel compelled to modify the language to suit their own prejudices just need to get over it.  It’s chicken-fried because it’s fried like chicken. Simple as that. For years I’ve been on something of a quest.  If I visit a restaurant that has chicken fried steak on their [Continue]

Gumbo!

Gumbo!

My friends call me lucky because my wife is a trained chef.  I suppose I am.  But when she makes gumbo, I know I am.  Her gumbo is simply the best I’ve ever tasted, and anybody who has had a bowl agrees with me.  But there is no deep, dark, arkane secret involved in making [Continue]

Family Get-Togethers are Always Great Reasons to Cook!

Family Get-Togethers are Always Great Reasons to Cook!

Recently, I was combing through some photos of past family events, and ran across several images that I had taken of food we had prepared for the events.  And I thought I’d go ahead and share some of the dishes with whomever might be out there.  Hopefully somebody is . . . hello? When my [Continue]