Grillades and Grits: A New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition

My culinary tribute to Mardi Gras this year is Grillades and Grits. This is the quintessential New Orleans brunch menu, especially during Mardi Gras carnival season. Here’s a little about the tradition and the dish.

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Boston Snow Days: Lets Make Homemade Pasta

Can you imagine being stranded in your home for days at a time during snow storms like the folks in Boston? What to do? For a family activity, my brother made homemade pasta with his kids. And he sent me detailed steps and photos for a nice guide to making your own pasta.

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French Onion Soup

One of my favorite dishes which I like to order when eating out at restaurants is French Onion Soup–steaming broth loaded with onions and melted cheese over croutons. I was surprised to discover that my children–who dislike onions of any sort in cooked dishes–also like the soup. And it is not hard to make at home; a great soup on a cold winter day.

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