Southern (American)

Lemon Icebox Pie

I’ve been dreaming about lemon icebox pie since my first taste.  In 2003 Mr. Fuji and I ate Thanksgiving dinner with his dad’s in-laws in Jackson, Tennessee.  For dessert I ate a slice of his mother-in-law’s lemon icebox pie, a classic Southern confection made up of a buttery graham cracker crust, a tart, creamy filling [...]

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Chocolate Chess Pie (with a Chocolate Almond Crust!)

This post is brought to you by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. I must be missing Memphis, because lately I’ve been craving all of the Southern foods I fell in love with when we lived there—collared greens, pulled pork, banana pudding . . . you name it, and I’ve been craving it.  Thankfully I’ll be making [...]

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Lucky Hoppin’ John and Happy New Year!

あけましておめでとうございます!  Happy New Year!  This morning as I watched hatsuhinode (the first sunrise of the new year) through clouds and softly falling snowflakes, I marveled that another year had passed so quickly.  It seems it was just yesterday that we were welcoming 2012!

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