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Gumbo (First, Make a Roux - in the Oven)

A classic Cajun seafood gumbo except that the roux is baked in the oven to a rich mahogany color instead of by stirring-stirring-stirring over a hot stove. Another win from the geniuses at Cook's Illustrated! Let the oven do the stirring! Even the Gumbo King is impressed!

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. A Mardi Gras Classic. Weekend Special, Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 08) Mid February

A mid-winter collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen, including for upcoming Mardi Gras gatherings. Plus, the winner of Jubilee, the new cookbook!

How to Cook White Rice

How to cook white rice on the stove, no special equipment involved. If you've wondered how to make perfect rice every time, or struggled with rice that turns out dry or mushy or bland, a few tricks make all the difference.

Cooking Fundamentals, Perfected. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Vegetarian & Easily Vegan. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 07) Happy Valentine's Day!

A quick read, a mid-winter collection of recipe and life ideas in and out of the kitchen. And ... Jubilee!

Gashouse Eggs

For old-time comfort food, there's no beating an egg and a slice of bread fried together in one delicious, breakfast-perfect package. The names are many but in my family, an egg fried in a hole in the center of a slice of bread is called "Gashouse Eggs" – well, except when they’re called Kellogg Eggs.

Weekday Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein. Vegetarian.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 06) Early February

A quick read, seasonal recipes, meals and life ideas for February. PS Go Chiefs!

My Guacamole

Restaurant-style guacamole, our "house" guacamole made from scratch and a perfect balance of ripe but still-firm avocados, diced tomato and onion, lime juice, jalapeño and cilantro. Earns rave reviews! For anyone who wants to be famous for irresistibly good, authentic guacamole – as good as restaurant guacamole (or better?!) – here's your recipe.

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Taco Tuesdays and Party Appetizers. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Unusually Low Cal. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 05) Late January

A quick read, a mid-winter collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Cabbage Noodles

Cabbage lovers, oh my, you're going to love these soft ribbons of healthy fresh cabbage sautéed in a skillet with onion, tomato and caraway. Thanks to the tomato, the cabbage turns a pretty pink color but what really makes this dish special is the texture. Really and truly, the cabbage turns soft and silky, almost like real noodles. Really.Truly. Move over, zucchini noodles! Make room for Cabbage Noodles!

Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Cal. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Vegetarian, Easily Made Vegan. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 04) Mid January

Happy Sunday, All! Today I'm sharing mid-winter recipes, including a showcase of savory and sweet ways to take advantage of all winter's beautiful oranges.