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Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Monday, February 13th, 2017

For those of you keeping score, Ocotber 12 was National Gumbo Day It’s winter and as the weather gets cold outside you want food that is warm on the inside, […]

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The Caesar – Canada’s Official Cocktail

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day the perfect libation to fight off the New Year’s Day hangover. The Bloody Mary is a nutritious way imbibe some hair of the […]

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Welsh Rarebit Day

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

September 3rd is Welsh Rarebit Day. What’s a Rarebit? Why is it Welsh? And isn’t it just a grilled cheese sandwich? Originally Welsh Rarebit was called Welsh Rabbit. But just […]

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Bratwurst Day

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

As you know August 16 is Bratwurst Day. Tucked away in a quaint alleyway off Main Street in Helen, GA is the Old Bavaria Inn. This is where I celebrated […]

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Pigs In a Blanket

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

April 24 is National Pigs in a Blanket Day Little hot dogs rolled in bread. So why would I make a big deal out of pigs in a blanket? I […]

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Shrimp Scampi Day

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day. “Woosh” You had me at shrimp. But you can’t get fresh shrimp here in the mountains of North Georgia and I’ve gotten too […]

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Chicken & Gnocchi Alfredo

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Chicken and Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Silky Velouté – Those were my intentions. The Sweet Potato gnocchi didn’t turn out as delicate as I would have hoped. They were […]

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Crepe Suzette Day

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

May 29th was Crepe Suzette Day and this version of the classic dish will raise your blood sugar 50mg. These crepes don’t have a filling, they are cooked in an […]

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National Coquilles St. Jaques Day

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Here’s a repost from May 16, 2014 National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

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Chicken and Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Silky Velouté

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Those were my intentions. When something goes wrong in the kitchen don’t toss it, repurpose it. The Sweet Potato gnocchi didn’t turn out as delicate as I would have hoped. […]

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