Gulf Coast Chicken-Andouille Gumbo

  Good friend and Mobile, Alabama, native Steve Padgett shared his recipe for gumbo made totally from scratch.   With an idea to making gumbo, I bought one pound of Andouille sausage and a whole, prepared, free-range chicken from a local farmer. My grandmother Catherine prized fresh milk, eggs, and poultry from the farm. She’d […]

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Favorite Cinnamon Cookies

Never underestimate these simple cinnamon cookies. Subtly invigorating, surreptitiously sweet, the wily cinnamon cookie commands respect, even when hidden in plain sight. They are delicious with coffee, iced coffee, tea, iced tea—or any other beverage—breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Welcome at any party, these cookies are unassuming but eager to please. They get along with everyone, […]

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