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Cookbook Hoarders United

CHUSday: What Do Your Cookbooks Say About You?

We’re having company to dinner.  Four friends we traveled with to Guatemala several years ago are coming to eat my homemade tortillas with all the (vegetarian) fixings.  Along with this I’ve made Cuban black beans and brown rice.  You can’t serve this meal to just anyone, but these friends?  You bet.  In exchange, they’re bringing…

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CHU Ought To Be in Pictures

Today a quick CHUsday update.  Remember CHU or Cookbook Hoarders Unlimited?  Last year we had fun sharing recipes from cookbooks we hadn’t used in years or even possibly, never.  When the giveaway that went with it ended I promised occasional CHU updates if I found something to share, and today I’m as good as my…

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CHUSday’s Giveaway and Thanks

Many thanks to all of you who participated in the CHUsday giveaways here at Southern Exposure.  We learned about your new recipes (and mine) and some of you won silly kitchen gadgets and autographed books.  Now the final winner has been chosen from the forty-two entries that came in beginning in August.  I faithfully recorded each…

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CHUSday and Leftovers

Okay, in unison now. Gr. . oa. . n. All that food. Turkey, ham, shepherd’s pie, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans in every incarnation. Fruitcake, Christmas cookies, latkes and applesauce. Are you full yet? And now we have leftovers! I love taking whatever’s left of a turkey and making gumbo. Turkey gumbo, well, its…

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CHUsday: Slow Food, Fast Food or Something in Between?

T’is the CHUsday before Christmas, and I don’t have to peek in your windows to see how fast you’re running.  Whether it’s Hanukkah or Christmas, Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice you’ll celebrate this week, you’re rushing and wrapping and decorating to chase away winter’s shadows. This is the time of year for fast food, for drive-in…

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CHUsday and Christmas Fruit Cake

So how do you feel about fruit cake?  I see a collective screwing of faces out there.  But honestly this fruitcake, packed with chocolate chips, cherries, dates and walnuts  is hard to beat.  Did you get that?  CHOCOLATE chips in fruitcake?  Yum! I learned to make this recipe in the 1970s, and I’ve made it every…

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CHUSday Giveaway from Barnes and Noble

Welcome to the final month of CHUSday.  To end with a bang this month, I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble bookstores instead of a silly kitchen gadget.  That way you can indulge your cookbook fantasies or take the CHU pledge and use the ones you have and buy something yummy to…

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CHUSday and a Pro Gives Us Tips

Today Mollie Cox Bryan, author of Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies (which Wanda covets) and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook, is joining us to share some of her kitchen tips. Mrs. Rowe’s is a wonderful Southern-style restaurant in Staunton, VA, that I visit every time I’m down that way, so it was a treat for…

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CHUsday and the Cooking is Easy

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I know there’s lots of cooking going on out there this week.  In fact some of you have already cooked and eaten your holiday feasts.  But for those of us who still have cooking to do, I asked my Facebook Page friends to help today.  They came up with great tips for all…

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