Mother’s Day Blessings

This post was originally written May 11, 2008. The menu has changed, but the sentiments have not. Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Holidays are a time when we take stock of how we have been blessed in life. Today leads me to think about how I am blessed by having my own mother, the stepmother of my children, and her mother all in my life to celebrate. My mother raised me, taught me to be an […]

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Indulgence: Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico

One of the highlights of our December trip to New Orleans was dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico. This was one of the events on our itinerary that I was looking forward to most. Many foodies have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Chef Emeril Lagasse, and I am no different. His TV shows shtick sometimes obscures that he is truly a culinary giant. On one hand you have the “BAM!” guy whose audience seemingly experience orgasmic […]

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Galveston Wine Festival and Don’t be the dumbass redux

Today Amy and I are going to head down to the 2010 Galveston Food and Wine Festival.  Regular readers will know that we have a soft spot (Amy’s heart, my head) for Galveston, so we don’t really need an excuse to visit the island, but this gives us a great one. Here is how this event is being billed on their website: Saturday, April 17th, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand […]

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Wine Pairing Recipes: Seafood Medley Stew

This recipe for Seafood Medley Stew can be followed exactly, but where is the fun in that? Use it as a jumping-off point. Adjust the spices and ingredients to make it your own. Or, like me, make it differently every time. I call for one jalapeño below, but feel free to use more, less or some other pepper. In fact, the batch pictured featured a mild Hatch pepper augmented by about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

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