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Celebrate With Chocolate Cheesecake

11 May

Chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie-crumb crust.

Folks are into the celebration season and this week-end many will celebrate moms and all that they do. They are most likely the chef, caterer, chauffer event planner, wardrobe stylist, psychologist, and healer. And if mom is a chocoholic, she deserves to indulge her guilty pleasure on special occasions. As an avowed chocoholic myself there […]

911—Save the Mac ‘n Cheese

27 Dec

by Charla L. Draper You know food is an intrinsic element of culture—anytime people celebrate there are foods of some type attached to the occasion.  Macaroni and cheese is one such dish at the Drapers.  Not bragging, but folks have always enjoyed coming to the Drapers because regardless of the occasion, they knew there would […]

5 Last Minute Tips for Holiday Cooks

20 Nov

For 21st century meal mavens juggling a full plate of activities—jobs and multigenerational family tasks, the countdown to Thanksgiving is swift and can lead to menu mayhem or turkey trauma. No worries, take a deep breath and use the following  guidelines to help avoid holiday cooking drama. 1. Turkey Still Frozen?  “Yes, they do take […]