Monthly Archives: September 2010

JLW Tester Recipe: “Linda’s Gumbo”

This past May, I joined the Junior League of Wichita as a provisional member. The Junior League (“JLW”) is, by definition, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective … Continue reading

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Caramel Apples

Apples are one of the most readily available Fall fruits, and even the heirloom varieties are inexpensive and easy to find this time of year. My absolutely favorite apple variety has always been the Golden Delicious: a light yellow, spotted … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Today marks the first day of Fall. I swear I didn’t plan it, but today is also the day I share with you one of the most traditional, hearty “comfort foods” known to the American household. This is not only … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Danishes

A short story. The currency of Denmark is known as the krone, or kroner. Anything being from Denmark is referred to as Danish. Therefore, Denmark’s currency is often called Danish Kroner. I work for an international corporation. We transact in … Continue reading

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Penne with Tomato-Cream Sauce and Shrimp

This pasta dish absolutely made my heart sing. Its another one pulled from Pioneer Woman’s cookbook, towards the back under Supper. It’s rich Midwest cookin’ with a little shrimp to add some class. For the first time in months (years, … Continue reading

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Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Around this place, we like seafood. We dig seafood. There is really no seafood that we won’t eat. On our all-inclusive honeymoon, we were surrounded by 5-star restaurants, and we frequently indulged in top-of-line seafood. One morning, Brett literally had … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers

Food has a way of evoking memories. Sometimes these memories are good, beautiful, bountiful. For me, this is sweet potato casserole, or grilled swordfish with mango salsa. Sometimes these memories are of crowded fun, rollercoasters, and dirty hands. For me, … Continue reading

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