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Eat Real Food

Friday, January 13th, 2023

One of the best parts of my job as a historian is reading.  Because I work at a small teaching university rather than a large research university, I take a broad approach to my continuing education.   This morning I read a fascinating genetic study about prehistoric dog domestication.  It showed that there are five […]

Cajun Dirty Rice

Friday, November 18th, 2022

This dirty rice is a staple for Thanksgiving. Maddie passed it down to Jackie. I acquired it through marriage. I also add a cup of puréed liver and gizzards.

Pawpaw Lloyd’s Corn and Shrimp Soup

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Based on the stationary, I’m pretty sure this recipe came from Pawpaw Lloyd. we use butter instead of oleo.

Pig Roast 2006

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Pig Roast 2005

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Pig Roast 2004

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Tracy Dorsett

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Growing up, we often had large family gatherings.  When an unexpected member of the family showed up, Momma would say with a smile, “Look what the cat dragged in.” After Jackie and I moved to Texas, those large family gatherings grew less frequent.  We did, however, start attending events in Texas.  Inevitably, these events were […]

Granny Comeaux’s Cabbage Rolls

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Jackie makes the best cabbage rolls every New Year’s Day. She uses a recipe handed down from her great grand mother: Granny Comeaux. Blend in blender: 1 Bell pepper, 2 celery, 1 large onion, parsley, green onions, garlic Drain in colander Mix Meat in Bowl: 1 lb. Ground pork, 1 lb. Ground beef Season meat with […]

Best Days Ahead of Us

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

I always get a chuckle when people talk about the “good ol’ days.”  When people image the past, they usually imagine themselves in a utopian cottage or a royal palace.  For the vast majority of people in past, their life was nasty, brutish, and short. Before the late 1900s, humans lacked basic knowledge of microbiology […]

Sevilla Mussels

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 « Previous Entries