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Mary Mack's Squash Casserole

Mary Mack's Squash Casserole

To me, one version of culinary heaven is a summer supper made entirely from the...
Mother’s Day Strawberry Cake

Mother’s Day Strawberry Cake

Don’t let the down-market ingredients fool you. This cake is the height of refinement when...
Easter Brunch Perfection: Mock Cheese Soufflé

Easter Brunch Perfection: Mock Cheese Soufflé

Easter lunch is always one of my favorite meals of the year. There’s nothing more...
Seven Tips & Tricks for Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Seven Tips & Tricks for Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Spring is a notorious tease. As February gives way to March, the daffodils in the...
Boxing Day Boeuf Bourguignon by the Fire

Boxing Day Boeuf Bourguignon by the Fire

Every Christmas Eve, as I'm tying the last ribbon around the last present and setting...
Cheese Dreams, Sauteed Oysters on Toast and Other Preludes to Thanksgiving

Cheese Dreams, Sauteed Oysters on Toast and Other Preludes to Thanksgiving

Jon and I were lucky enough to celebrate dozens of holidays at Julia Reed's loving...
Red, White & Blueberry Crisp

Red, White & Blueberry Crisp

My mother is a master cobbler-maker and can turn just about any summer fruit into...
Cabin Fever Supper: Mary Mack's Chicken Pie

Cabin Fever Supper: Mary Mack's Chicken Pie

If you're committed to a low-carb diet or on Day 15 of the Whole 30, stop reading right now! This recipe is high- carb comfort food at its best.
Black Eyed Peas & Cornbread

Black Eyed Peas & Cornbread

Usher in the New Year with black eyed peas for good luck...and this cornbread for the simple fact that it's delicious!
Autumn Sunday Lunch at Brookside

Autumn Sunday Lunch at Brookside

There's no better way to spend a blustery autumn Sunday than driving the country backroads...
In Praise of the Cheese Board

In Praise of the Cheese Board

In the age of Covid, the popularity of the cheeseboard seems undiminished.
Julia & Keith on Father's Day Gift Giving

Julia & Keith on Father's Day Gift Giving

Father's Day is coming up, and there's still time to shop our uncommon collection of...
Honoring Graduates Without a Graduation Ceremony

Honoring Graduates Without a Graduation Ceremony

The ingenuity of schools and parents and kids in the time of Coronavirus has been...
Julia's Cocktail Concoctions

Julia's Cocktail Concoctions

During these past several weeks, we've had Zoom cocktails, solo cocktails, socially distant cocktails. Below,...
Julia & Keith Share Their Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Julia & Keith Share Their Mother's Day Gift Ideas

In times like these mothers are more important than ever. So many are schooling their...
The Art of Sheltering in Place

The Art of Sheltering in Place

In this time of social distancing, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who...
Julia's Seafood Gumbo

Julia's Seafood Gumbo

Mardi Gras has been in intensely high gear since Thursday (the locals have taken to...
Julia's Milk Punch

Julia's Milk Punch

I adore a properly made Bloody Mary and I would not turn down a refreshing...
The Crabmeat Caucus: A Brief History

The Crabmeat Caucus: A Brief History

By Jon Meacham I can see it even now, all these years (and, in those...
Summer Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Casserole

My friend Nancy Peterkin’s squash casserole has made the rounds! Nancy, a justifiably renowned Houston...
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