Maybe I should re-title this Breakfast in Heaven because this, my friends, these chocolate waffles are my idea of a delicious breakfast. Dark cocoa adds a rich chocolate flavor and the pecan syrup fills those little holes perfectly. So good. It would be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream over the top and the hot syrup spooned over that – but then you probably wouldn’t want to have them for breakfast. Or, maybe you would but common sense would keep you from it. Continue reading
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Fried chicken is a southern staple, and I am not talking about KFC or Churches, either. There was a time when Southern women vied for who could make the best, crispest fried chicken – and in some lucky communities the tradition continues.
Usually buttermilk is part of the equation and for good reason. Buttermilk has acids in it that begin to break down the meat, making it tender. The thing is that much more than 10 minutes in that buttermilk bath and your chicken is going to be a mushy mess because of those same acids. Continue reading
The tree outside my bedroom window, the one that HASN’T fallen down from wind, flood, or snow, has tiny pinkish leaf buds on it. Could it be true? Is spring on its way?
Dang, I hope so. I am tired of cold weather, ready for warmth and summer and sitting on the porch. Excuse me, sitting on the veranda. January might be the first of the year but I have always felt that spring was. It seems more natural a beginning to me. I am excited about my new life, the opportunities that are popping up everywhere, and finally (I hope) getting my kitchen finished this year. With the new book deal (Complete Idiot’s Guides… to be published for Mother’s Day 2011 – cookbook ) I should have enough to do the restoration/remodel on the kitchen. YAY!