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Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken

From the grease on your fingers to the crumbs on your lips, fried chicken can evoke childhood memories from almost anyone. Even me. Sometimes I have a fried chicken craving from my youth. Unfortunately, my family were not, by nature, fried chicken eaters. At the Lehail house, KFC was the be-all end-all of special occasions. Buckets of chicken — with its famous blend of 11 herbs and spices — along with coleslaw, macaroni salad, fries, and biscuits, made appearances on occasions like New Year’s Eve/Day. Relatives and family friends were prerequisites.

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Comfort
A La Madras Beef Bourguignon

A La Madras Beef Bourguignon

Julia Child. I could write everything cliché about this woman. But I won’t, except for stating my curiosity for food was cemented by this woman when I was 11 years old. Yeah, I was a strange kid.

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Party
Bundles of Pastry Joy: Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Bundles of Pastry Joy: Pistachio Stuffed Mushrooms

Anyone searching for a quick, simple, easy and tasty appetizer recipe for a holiday bash you are planning? Well, these beautiful yet delicious bundles of pastry joy are an absolute crowd pleaser.

In fact, this recipe is a match made in mushroom heaven, if there ever was one. Especially if you are a mushroom lover. In my opinion, stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s collection of recipes. They should also be served at every holiday bash.

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Favs
Drunken Crown Royal Banana Bread

Drunken Crown Royal Banana Bread

Home Economics, yes the course, taught me kitchen skills. Healthy food choices, food preparation, food buying strategies and nutrition. I am certain, our class made savoury dishes, but they never stuck with me. I can’t remember any of them. Instead, my takeaways were baking fundamentals and a basic banana bread recipe.

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Comfort
Love at First Bite – Engagement Tandoori Chicken

Love at First Bite – Engagement Tandoori Chicken

I was 10 when my eldest sister, Ronnie was engaged. Since I was so much younger in age, I was oblivious to what was happening around me. I had other priorities – my daily focus was about getting to the playground across the street.

At that time, happy occasions were often viewed and celebrated using old school values. Ceremonies, such as an engagement, were broken into many smaller productions. Female family members especially the expectant bride, her mom, and older female siblings did not attend the male side’s kurmai (engagement). This auspicious ceremony is where the soon-to-be bride’s father presents the soon to be groom with something gold, like a kara, wrist chain, neck chain, you get the point. Various gifts, trays of sweets and baskets of fruit are presented. There is much pomp and circumstance surrounding it all, because after all, it’s two families uniting.

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