Rebekah LaCount

Almond Sugar Cookies

One holiday tradition that I always eagerly looked forward to as a child was baking sugar cookies with Mom. It wasn’t Christmas until the house was filled with the scent of almond. They are an almond flavored, creamy, delicate concoction covered with a powdered sugar frosting that almost melts in your mouth. We always had …

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Salted Caramel Cake

When I tell a person that I’m allergic to milk/dairy, I can almost always guarantee the reaction. They usually get this blank look of,  “Oooookaaayyy” and they are having not very nice thoughts of dairy free food on the inside.  It is automatically assumed that if you can’t have milk, butter, cheese, etc. that you …

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Dairy Free Pizza

–> Pizza has become a staple meal in the American home, but that isn’t possibly when you are allergic to milk products. Even if you can get the restaurant to leave off the cheese, there is always the problem of cross contamination.  For the longest time, I did without. It was frustrating. No matter what …

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Shrimp Étouffée

I love creole and Cajun food. One of my favorites is Shrimp Étouffée (or crawfish if I could get my hands on some).  Borrowed from the French verb étouffer meaning to smother, the shrimp in Shrimp Étouffée is smothered in a wonderfully fragrant and spicy sauce. I find it addictive and I have a hard …

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Asheville Part I

Last weekend was quite the whirlwind. My birthday was this week and my wonderful husband organized and surprised me with a girls’ weekend for my birthday.  He originally told me last Wednesday that he was taking me out of town for the weekend without our daughter and NOT to ask any questions because he was …

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