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Banana Pecan Coffee Cake from Big Bad Breakfast

  In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for…

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Smoked Beets with Charred Pecans and Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Cream from Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey by John Currence

I do like beets, but it was not the “beets” word that got me here. The “buttermilk-goat cheese cream” is the magic phrase. I am a sucker for cremas, of all colors and intensities. I fully admit: I am a sauce addict. Using buttermilk and goat cheese to make a sauce coating smoked beets? I’m…

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The Perfect Pecan Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Thanksgiving dinner demands pumpkin pie, of course. Of course, unless you live Down South and then the tradition is pecan. Ah, people may shy from making a second pecan pie in their lifetime. That filling can prove to be runny, too sweet, or even tough. I have had pecan pies that made me think of…

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Pecan Meringue Cookies

I am a fan of meringue cookies, with fond remembrance of “Surprise Cookies” from my childhood. Mounds of meringue, colored yellow or green or red, and filled with chocolate chips. Fresh from the oven, the meringue was sugar heaven encasing those warm, gooey chips. Thing is, I have difficulty baking meringue cookies. One solution, posted…

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