Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Pecans

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Talk about a tectonic shift. I have never made cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving. Then, all of a sudden, it was essential to me to make cornbread dressing. Perhaps it was nostalgia. Someone would bring cornbread dressing to my Grandma’s Thanksgiving, and I was always standing there with a crappy look on my face, like …click to continue Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Pecans

Cottage Pie

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I have a serious attachment to good mashed potatoes. There are very few leftovers that I feel compelled to see eaten, but mashed potatoes are one of them. They are a comfort food icon and once you decide on a method for cooking them that appeals to you, it becomes difficult to see people …click to continue Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole with Tomatillo Cream Sauce

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This is about as close as I get to a vegetarian dish. And if you have the notion that meatless meals will leave you hungering for more, think again. This casserole is dense and satisfying.

Cumin and cinnamon are very aromatic. A little bit goes a long way here and give the sweet potatoes …click to continue Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole with Tomatillo Cream Sauce

Will’s Texas Hash Brown Casserole

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Everyone who knows about these potatoes calls them Texas Hash Browns or something of that nature. I call them Will’s potatoes, because it was my brother, Will, who first made them for me waaaaaay back when we were in college at SMU. A girlfriend of a friend of Will’s had made them for the …click to continue Will’s Texas Hash Brown Casserole

Riverbend French Toast Casserole

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Last week, I was invited to spend the weekend at a friend’s ranch outside of Waco, kids and all. My only contribution to the weekend was to handle breakfast one morning. The best solution for feeding a crowd, in my opinion, is a big breakfast casserole. I set about creating this one, and I …click to continue Riverbend French Toast Casserole

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