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A Shrimp Creole Recipe That’s Fed Generations on a Coastal Georgia Farm

Siobhán Egan

Matthew Raiford’s new cookbook ‘Bress ’n’ Nyam’ intersperses family history with the Gullah Geechee recipes he grew up with

Matthew Raiford, a chef and farmer, always wanted to write a cookbook, specifically a cookbook about the South. The opportunity presented itself after he gave a TEDx talk in 2018. As Raiford sat offstage following the talk, titled “Legacy in the Soil,” writer Amy Condon approached him. “Amy walks out and goes, ‘Okay, you need to write a book,’” Raiford says. “And I just looked up at her and I was like, ‘Yeah, if you help me write it.’”

The book cover for “Bress ‘N’ Nyam” featuring a man and a table of food outside
Buy Bress ‘n’ Nyam at Amazon or Bookshop.

The book Raiford wrote with Condon is called Bress ’n’ Nyam, a Gullah phrase meaning “bless and eat.” And like that TEDx talk, it dives deep into Raiford’s own family legacy to give readers a sense of a place: his corner … Read more

Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Chili Cheese Dogs are like no other hot dog you have ever had! These are fast, easy and insanely delicious.

When you are cooking for a crowd this is the way to go! Serve these dogs with Beans, Corn, and Potato Salad for a picnic dinner winner!

A pan of baked chili dogs covered in cheese and red onions.

Chili Cheese Dog Bake

These baked chili cheese dogs are going to rock your potluck, game day world! It is the best way to get a whole bunch of savory, delectable chili dogs done at once and done to perfection! Baking them creates a toasty bun that holds up to the chunky chili. The melty gooey cheese holds it all together. You are going to love how easy these chili cheese dogs are, and everyone is going to love how scrumptious they are!

These will take you back to the good old days for sure! Chili dogs are almost like a comfort food. … Read more

Trial postponed for talks over federal meat act felonies

USDA’s Quarterly Enforcement Report showed a criminal felony indictment headed for trial in June, but talks are delaying that.

A grand jury indicted Michael and Joel Quattrucci and Rhode Island Beef and Veal, Johnston, RI, Oct. 30, 2020.

Charges against the Rhode Island men and their company involve fraud for using the official mark of inspection on beef without authorization of the Secretary of Agriculture. They also knowingly represented beef as inspected and passed under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, when it was not. Finally, they were defrauding a customer with beef that was supposed to be capable of use as food but it did not comply with the Federal Meat Inspection Act.

The June trial, however, was called off earlier this week. “The Defendants, Rhode Island Beef and Veal Inc., Joel Quattrucci, and Michael Quattrucci, through their counsel, now move to continue the trial calendar call on this matter … Read more

Biden’s ‘Suitable Jobs’ Remark Is Anti-Worker Political Pandering


The insistence that unemployed people accept “suitable” job offers is too vague and ignores why people are leaving their industries in the first place

Following weeks of howling from business owners and Republican politicians across the country about how stimulus checks, along with unemployment benefits, were encouraging people to stay out of work, President Joe Biden has decided to weigh in, giving undeserved legitimacy to the disingenuous debate.

Speaking in the East Room on Monday, Biden told reporters that his White House will “make it clear” that people who are currently accepting unemployment payments will be required to take a “suitable job” if offered, or risk losing their benefits. The presidents remarks come after a decidedly depressing jobs report last Thursday, which indicated that only about 260,000 — compared to the original projection of 1 million — jobs were created over the past month.

It’s a strange move for … Read more

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns are so much better than store-bought and so insanely delicious. These have the perfect taste and texture to hold up to your next BBQ Hamburger!

Yeast can be scary to work with but it is super easy with my tried and true recipes. Try this Rolls, Homemade, and Naan bread!

Baked Hamburger buns on a tray.

Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns

We always grill our own hamburgers, but have you ever made homemade hamburger buns? I am here to tell you it is a game changer. Making your own buns takes your hamburgers to whole new level of awesomeness! These homemade buns are pillowy soft and tender and taste so much better than anything from the store. You are going to love how easy it is to make these too. Just a handful of ingredients, a little time and you will have the best homemade burgers EVER!

It is true that the bun makes … Read more