Food and fun with friends and family

Month: November 2012

Louisiana Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken

Louisiana Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken

Recently I was thumbing through one of my Mom’s “River Road Recipes” cookbooks. The ‘River Road’ runs beside the Mississippi River in Louisiana, along which are many of the South’s most famous plantation homes, such as Oak Alley and Nottoway. The cookbooks are published by […]

Vintage American Tuna Noodle Casserole

Vintage American Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is one of those quintessential Americana recipes that everyone, including myself, grew up on – and loved. My Mom altered the classic recipe just a bit, by substituting corn flakes for potato chips, because she thought the chips made the dish too salty. She […]

Retro Ham Bites With Cream Cheese

Retro Ham Bites With Cream Cheese

I cannot recall specifically whether these appeared on some party platter at a gathering thrown by my parents when I was a kid – and if they did, surely they were served with cellophane or multi-colored toothpicks. In any event, the combination of ham, pickle […]


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