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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Sweet Potato Pie

Traditions are what make holidays special. And food is a big part of that for most families. When I was growing up, Grandma — and later Mom — would make baked oysters for our big Thanksgiving Day celebration, which was attended by all my aunts, uncles and cousins on the Menard side of the family. Since then, the dish has become synonymous …


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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Cajun Three-Cheese Macaroni and Smoked Sausage

It’s hard to go wrong with mac ‘n’ cheese. That’s a saying that’s probably been said by many a mom when they’ve been contemplating what to make their kids for supper. One of the nicest things about this classic comfort food is that there are so many variations a cook will never run out options. Therese is generally the mac …


CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Meatless meals were almost unheard of in 1950s and 1960s America. In fact, it wasn’t until the early ’70s that vegetarianism started to take root. I went through a phase in my life when meat didn’t touch my lips. It was in the mid- to late 1970s. I ate a lot of vegetables, fruit and fish. Even when I had …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Mac ‘N’ Cheese With A Twist

There aren’t many kids around who don’t like macaroni and cheese. It doesn’t matter how picky they are, kids just love this dish. Whether it’s the kind that comes out of a box like the one from Kraft or your own homemade version, mac ‘n’ cheese is classic comfort food. And it’s not just kids who love it. Take my friend …