KP Cooks
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The title comes from Ecclesiasticus 44:1 in the Old Testament, part of the Apocrypha or “Books which are not regarded as equal to the holy scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to … more
I am rather new to the wonderful hummingbird cake, first created in Jamaica, where it was originally called the Doctor Bird cake (named after the island’s national bird). In 1968, the … more
One of the joys of my childhood was caramel apples — the sticky sweet caramel balanced by a crisp and juicy apple. Preceded in history by the bright red cinnamon-flavored candied apple, … more
My mother-in-law Edna was a wonderful cook, reigning supreme in the kitchen. She excelled at making pickles (and pies, but that’s for another column at another time). Her recipes, handed down … more
When feeling stressed, as a lot of us are these days, many turn to favorite comfort foods, like grilled cheese and tomato soup, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried chicken. Mine is macaroni and cheese, … more
This is not another debate on grilling versus barbequing or which coals to use or how to start your grill. It is how to respect quality food with a few simple steps using indirect heat. more
On my cookbook shelf sits a copy of a Key Peninsula Civic Center community cookbook from 1977. It is spiral-bound with plastic, and just a look at the sans serif font feels … more
Flour. Water. Salt. Yeast. These are the basic ingredients of bread dough. (It’s also the title of an excellent cookbook). When I was growing up, bread baking was part of my … more
Our daily lives are drastically changing as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the country. While hunkered down at home as our food supplies dwindle, the idea of grocery shopping … more
When I first moved to Louisiana I was often asked where I lived. A kind but accurate coworker stated “in her car — but she gets her mail in New Orleans.” I was working on a … more
My relatives weren’t in our house 24 hours before disaster struck. That’s the problem with living in the paradise that is the Key Peninsula; people are always trying … more
A farm kitchen in winter is a magical place of warmth, rich aromas and family. The kitchen table, always the social hub, fills with neighbors and friends for long cups … more
Caution: One piece is never enough, may be addictive and certainly fattening My mother was the easiest person to buy for. All it took was a pound and a half of Mary See’s … more
I have been making this dish for family gatherings for so long I can hardly remember a time when we didn’t have it, or even where it came from. It’s become a Christmas … more
My mom made the best apple crisp in the whole wide world. It’s a dessert made of baked chopped apples … more
It’s that time of the year when your zucchini is taking over the garden. You can’t give it away because your friends and neighbors have their own glut of zucchini to contend … more
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