Over and Over Again

As hard as it is to believe, it seems we've officially entered the mad holiday dash. This is the time of year when recipes for cookies, holiday party fare and festive cocktails abound on the internet; while I usually love the holiday spirit that overtakes the blogging world in December, this year I've been more…

All Mulled Up

Even though I hate being cold, I love the winter. I think this preference largely stems from my belief that it's much easier to warm oneself than it is to cool off: you can have a piping hot cup of hot cocoa or the always popular (even in summer, at least for me!) hot toddy;…

Getting Down and "Dirty" with Okra

"New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin."-Mark TwainWhen a package of Andouille sausage winds up in your refrigerator, you've got to figure out what to do with it. Jambalaya? Gumbo? Dirty rice? But what exactly is "dirty rice" anyway? I had no idea and the back of the package,…