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Roux is the Start to a Delicious Duck Gumbo

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Learning to make a good roux was a necessary skill to learn after I  married my Louisiana-raised  turned Arkansas outdoorsman husband. With gumbos and etouffees, it all starts with a good roux. A roux is a mixture of nearly equal parts flour and fat – vegetable oil, butter and bacon drippings (oh yea, bacon) are most...

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The Cranberry Three  {Kitchen Tips Tuesday}

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Three Ingredients, Three Methods to Make Your Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce It’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving spread without that colorful dish of cranberry sauce brightening the table. Don’t simply settle for a jiggling can-shaped side. Make your own flavorful cranberry sauce with Three Simple Ingredients. 1. Cranberries: Use...

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie
Nov 22, 14
 

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‘Tis the season for pumpkin. Is anyone else getting that feeling? It’s just so good, warm and rustic, not to mention beautiful. Whether we’re talking the bumpy pumpkins (yes, that’s the official name) that you set on your porch or pie pumpkins baked and pureed to perfection, the colors and textures of pumpkin...

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Root Vegetables

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Fall is especially nostalgic for me. A time when the first wisp of smoke from a nearby chimney harkens me back to my childhood, hog slaughtering season and my grandfather’s smokehouse. Being my grandfather’s self-appointed apprentice smoker, I learned early on the ways of wood smoke, its mysteries and its magic. That smokehouse...

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Turkey 101 {Kitchen Tip Tuesday}

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It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without a big, beautiful, juicy turkey. Stumped on how to pull that off? Here are the basics on how to have a beautiful, delicious Thanksgiving turkey. What to buy: fresh or frozen turkey? There’s not much difference between a fresh or frozen turkey. Fresh is more convenient if you’re...

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Honey-Baked Apples with Golden Raisins

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I remember sitting at my grandmother’s breakfast room table, smelling cinnamon in the air and having baked apples. These days, I find making them comforts my heart and soul, as well as my taste buds. This recipe is easy and timeless, because the best dishes are simple and old-fashioned. Print...

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