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George is the barback at the beautiful New Orleans hotel/restaurant The Columns.  He’s also an inventor of new cocktails.  Here’s a delicious mint chocolate drink that he whipped up for us to help us beat the Louisiana heat. 1½ oz. … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged cocktail, louisiana, vegetarian

½ cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ cups sugar, divided ½ tsp. salt 3 tsp. baking powder 1 cup milk 2 cups sliced peaches Melt butter in a 2-quart casserole dish. Mix together flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, baking … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged dessert, georgia, vegetarian

3 cups hominy grits, cooked 2 large Tbs. butter 6 eggs, beaten 3 cups cream 3 cups corn meal 1 tsp. garlic salt pepper to taste While grits are hot, add butter and eggs.  Gradually add cream and when mixed … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged breakfast, georgia, vegetarian

We met Shaun in Oaxaca, and were instantly charmed.  I think it’s safe to say that of all the tourists we’ve met so far in Mexico, Shaun is the only one we’d go out of our way to see again.  … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged belize, fruit, mexico, salad, vegetarian

Barbara Grant Barbara and Nick Grant are the parents of one of R’s good law school friends.  Of their four kids, there are something like 10 advanced degrees, including bachelors, masters, doctorates and JD’s.  With a successful family like this, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged apple pie, dessert, texas, vegetarian

Trixie Pochet We met Wayne and Trixie at a campground in Mississippi, and they instantly made our trip along the Gulf Coast magical.  At the campground, they invited us over to their camper, where they served us some of Wayne’s … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged dessert, louisiana, vegetarian

Roux is the beginning to a lot of Cajun (and of course, French) cooking.  You’ve got to be attentive when making the roux, so that it doesn’t burn.  Very simply, a roux is a mixture of flour and fat (usually … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged cajun, creole, louisiana, roux, vegetarian

Steve Robbins We met Steve at a bar just outside of Mobile, AL where he made us feel like rockstars for doing our trip.  Steve is an incredibly generous person, who along with his philanthropic activities bought us drinks and … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged alabama, Baked Beans, vegetarian

We stopped at a bar along the Gulf coast to wait for a ride from our friends in Mobile, Amy and Dan.  The folk at the bar showed us a wonderful time and incredible hospitality.  Many thanks to Steve Robbins … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged alabama, cocktail, vegetarian

Vidalia Onion Pie (Vidalia, GA) 1 deep-dish pie shell, baked 3 cups thinly sliced Vidalia onions 3 Tbs. butter, melted ½ cup milk 3 Tbs. flour 1½ cups sour cream 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged cake, dessert, georgia, pie, vegetarian