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Brown Gravy

Hey guys!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had a jam-packed week back home in New Orleans.  We spent the first half with my parents and my sister’s family on the Northshore and Turkey Day and the remainder of the week with the hubby’s family and some of my additional relatives on the Southshore.  We brought the kids to play laser tag and to feed the animals–very large animals–at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom (great family outing by the way), snuck in a date night at Chef Susan Spicer’s Mondo restaurant in Lakeview, spent an afternoon frolicking [ ... ]

Broccoli au Gratin

In my kitchen, broccoli is the chicken of the vegetable world.  It’s available year-round, relatively inexpensive, versatile and easy to prepare.  So we eat a lot of it around here.  Okay, that’s not a honest statement.  I eat a lot of it.  My husband and kids, well, they favor the simple preparation of steamed or gently boiled broccoli drizzled with olive oil and dusted with kosher salt.  That’s all good, but it gets boring after a while.  So I occasionally push them beyond their broccoli comfort zones with preparations like this one. Broccoli au Gratin is about as fancy as a [ ... ]
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