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Recipe Round-up

Greetings dear subscribers!  Back in January I moved the Cracker Box Kitchen from WordPress to its own domain. In the process, I think some of you got left behind. And since then, you haven’t been getting email notifications when I post … Continue reading

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

This is a fun twist on traditional lemonade.  Sounds a little weird, I know, but strawberries and basil really do pair well together! I like to use chamomile tea as my base (instead of just water) because I think it … Continue reading

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Dairy-free Chicken Pot Pie

This post is just an updated, dairy-free version of my Easy Chicken Pot Pie. I provided a meal tonight for some friends who are dealing with some rough stuff and don’t have a lot of time to cook for themselves. … Continue reading

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Black Beans and Rice with a Twist

I started making this recipe last fall and it was an immediate favourite. I took a big crock pot full to the pot luck at work, and it was gone in no time!  It’s a simple recipe with easy prep, short cook time, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Bread

How many times have you bought unripe bananas, only to have them freckled and fermenting before the end of the week?  Ugh. I think the  “lemons to lemonade” saying should actually be, “when life hands you over-ripe bananas, make banana … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese

As summer finally starts to wind down, I thought I’d share one last summertime recipe. Of course, pimento cheese can be enjoyed year round, but there’s just something about it makes me think of summer. T is the pimento cheese … Continue reading

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Frozen Lemon Custard (repost)

This is a repost of a recipe I shared in my very first post (!), back in June 2010. I recently took a new photo, so I thought I’d share the recipe again.  It’s a delicious, relatively easy dessert — perfect for … Continue reading

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Kale Salad

When me and T were on our mini-honeymoon we stopped at this great little bakery in Weaverville (NC).  They had the most amazing confections, as well as a selection of deli lunch options. One of such options was kale salad. … Continue reading

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Peach Shortcake

During our “mini-honeymoon”, T and I ate at our favourite local restaurant Josephine’s. For dessert we had the most delicious homemade peach shortcake. Even though I’ve always prefered (or so I thought) strawberry shortcake, those peaches brought back a flood of … Continue reading

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King Cake

In the summer of 2008 I visited New Orleans for the first time. Though it was the end of May/early June and hot as hell, I fell in love immediately. For the next 6 months I actually contemplated moving. (But in … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Grits

I use to think that shrimp and grits were really difficult to make. I now know better. It’s actually shrimp etouffee that’s difficult to make. (Anything involving a roux requires a special culinary patience and skill. Burn your roux and you have to … Continue reading

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Crockpot Lasagna

  This meal was suppose to round out “Italian Week”, but after eating Sunday Sauce, and Chicken with Olives and Peppers, and Chicken Marsala, oh, and a Nahunta ham… I just couldn’t do it. I needed a break from the … Continue reading