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GD Turns One: Celebrating with Key Lime Pie and a Giveaway!

by Karen May 25, 2011
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Globetrotter Diaries is one year old today! 365 days, 138 posts, and many kitchen disasters later, Valerie and I are still at it.  We’re so grateful to have met this little community of adventuresome globetrotters. Looking back on the very first post, I can’t believe how many “travels” we’ve taken.  Like many bloggers, I began […]

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OMG, DIY BLT!

by Karen March 28, 2011
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The other day, my sister and I were quizzing each other on our knowledge of internet shorthand after she told me she had just found out what TTYL meant. After poking fun at each other's lack of lingo-savviness, I realized that our vocabulary was slowly being taken over by a slew of convenient acronyms– well […]

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Jambalaya: Son Of Gun, We’ll Have Big Fun On The Bayou!

by Karen March 8, 2011
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It’s no secret that I am fascinated by food pathways and histories; where dishes originate, how they get transmuted, and how we experience them. Jambalaya, a classic Louisiana creole dish, seems to be another perfect illustration of food’s journey. The dish is a one-pot-wonder that is typically made with chicken, ham, sausage, seafood and rice. […]

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Buffalo Wings: The Ultimate Super Bowl Food

by Karen February 4, 2011
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It's that time of year again, America.  Football, beer and expensive commercials. No Super Bowl celebration would be complete without finger lickin' good buffalo wings. Forget every memory of them at Hooters or TGIFridays, good buffalo wings are delicious. I mean, its fried chicken wings covered in tangy buttery hot sauce. And if you haven't […]

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Red Velvet Cake: Eating the American South

by Karen December 17, 2010
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This week's red velvet cake is not the first one I've made.  I've tried several recipes in the past and wanted to try a new one this week, but I knew what I was looking for and luckily found something close in the The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook (I've made a few edits of my […]

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The History of the Cakewalk: Satirizing the Satire

by Karen December 15, 2010
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Before you start snoozing, let me say that the history of the Cakewalk is really fascinating, I promise.  This dance originated in the antebellum South when black slaves would watch their white masters dancing and would mock their dance by performing exaggerated high stepping, curtsys and bows.  Ironically, white slave owners observed this and eventually […]

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Red Velvet Cake: Visiting the American South

by Karen December 13, 2010
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I'm going to make something beautiful this week.  One of my favorite desserts is red velvet cake, a vibrant deep red cake trimmed with white frosting.  A basic red velvet cake will typically have cocoa powder, an acid (vinegar or buttermilk) and a lot of red food coloring.  You want this thing looking unnaturally red, […]

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Chili Con Carne: Eating Texas

by Karen October 29, 2010
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I couldn't be more in the spirit to cook a ranch-style dish like chili con carne this week.  After an amazing weekend in Zion National Park and a night on a buffalo ranch, I am really in the mood to make this truly western dish!  For a chili closest to what one would find in […]

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Chili Con Carne: Visiting Texas

by Karen October 25, 2010
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Chili has taken on all shapes and forms in the US; it comes packed full of veggies, beans and is often found atop hot dogs or a pile of fries.  But the original chili, aka chili con carne, is far simpler than the variations we see today.  The origins of chili con carne are still […]

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