Recipes

Recipes

Turkey Chili with a Gypsy Twist

Is it true what they say----A brutal Winter promises a beautiful Spring? Please say it is true! But there are some benefits to courting Old Man Winter. Warm Fires, hot chocolate, and a big pot of chili! This recipe is healthy, easy to make, and will feed legions. I hope...

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Mama Mia

I hope every Italian grandmother forgives me for this short-cut of a recipe! But with five kids and a bustling life sometimes I haven't the luxury to stand over the stovetop, tied into my apron, wooden spoon in hand, admiring the perfect tomato sauce bubbling away! This is one of my...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is a go to recipe at the Mason house. Muffin was the second word after mama that came out of my son Percy's mouth! I buy the bananas on Sunday and they sit in the window until "mashing" the following Saturday morning. The more black and bruised the better....

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Bless This Table

If you are looking for a new cookbook for your collection or a cool gift for a friend, check out Bless This Table. It's a collection of celebrity family recipes and stories curated by Teri Diamond and Jaymes Foster. The book was inspired by the tradition of sitting around the...

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An Arab and a Jew: More Alike than Different

  Imagine two brothers, related not by blood, but both with claims of lineage to the biblical Patriarch, Abraham. One day they happen to meet in the kitchen of a poplar bakery in London. It was destiny! They both had a passion for cumin, the taste of a Jerusalem artichoke, and...

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Gypsy Gazpacho

There is nothing that says Summer like a fresh and colorful Gazpacho! This recipe is a great way to empty your garden or have fun with your finds from the Farmer's market. If you are in Nashville, I highly recommend the Tuesday Farmer's Market at Sevier Park. There is live...

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Summer Cobbler

It's just not Summer until you fix your first peach cobbler! This week I made two! My husband loved the peach and cherry cobbler and Belle, my sous-chef, championed our peach and blueberry rendition. May I remind you that I am untrained in flour, pastry and sugar! However, this gypsy...

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A little Taste of France

Where most return home from France with a souvenir of the latest in Parisian fashion; a pair of shoes, a leather handbag, or a bottle of French perfume, I packed my suitcase with French mustard, Lavender honey, dried Vervain leaves, apricot preserves, and truffle oil. It is my way of...

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laissez les bon temps rouler

"Let the good times roll," as they say in Louisiana! My husband and his family are New Orleans born and bred! They don't call my husband "The Cajun" for nothing! If you spend any time at our house, you are sure to enjoy some Camellia red beans and rice, Mardi Gras...

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Matcha Green Tea

I knew when I was lifting the bread during Communion and my hands were shaking that I needed to make a change. Coffee has been my greatest friend, dare I say, savior over the years. Or at least I thought it was. For years I have struggled with sleep and...

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