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Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
American, Southern

Really Good Gumbo

Cooks in 2 hours Difficulty Medium

The reason the word “gumbo” has a G, an M, and an O in it is because OMG, it’s good! Today, October 12th, is National Gumbo Day and we’re going to travel in my kitchen to Louisiana where I’m going to show you how to make a really good Gumbo […]

Fluffernutter Sandwich
American, New England

Is Eating a Fluffernutter Sandwich a Sin?

Difficulty Easy

I’m not much into the whole “sinning” thing. Oh, I’ve done my share of it according to some authorities. I try not to, but the day my mother gave me my first fluffernutter sandwich I knew it had to be wrong. So, what is a fluffernutter sandwich? One day, out […]

Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly on Toast
American, Southwestern

How to Make Prickly Pear Jelly

Cooks in 40 minutes Difficulty Medium

Life is really good when Mother Nature just hands you something super special for nothing. Here in the Sonoran Desert, and much of the desert southwest, in midsummer to early fall, we’re harvesting prickly pears to make prickly pear jelly right out of the dry, hot, and spiny wild. Mother […]

Hamburger Gravy Recipe (SOS)
American, Southern

Hamburger Gravy (SOS) – Army Style

Cooks in 25 minutes Difficulty Easy

There’s nothing better on a cold morning than hearty breakfast. A fluffy biscuit or two smothered in ground beef gravy eaten alongside 300 of your closest friends. SOS is perfect for camping, a forced march, or when you know you’re going to need a lot of energy to sustain you until later in the day.