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The RV Chronicles — You want humidity? You can’t handle humidity! (Recipe: Frozen Banana Colada)

I’d venture a wager that more baby powder, deodorant and cold beer are sold during the summer in Houston than in any other city in the world. I bet our air conditioners blow the loudest too. Yes, it’s hot as h-e- double-hockey sticks in the Bayou City.  And, despite a regular breeze from the Gulf […]

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Delicious homemade shrimp stock

Heat a TB of oil, toss in a clove of minced garlic and a thumbnail-sized chunk of ginger – and shells from 1 lb. of shrimp. When they turn pink, add a quart of water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Allow liquid to cool. Strain. (May be frozen.)

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Frozen Banana Colada —

The RV Chronicles — You want humidity? You can’t handle humidity! (Recipe: Frozen Banana Colada)

I’d venture a wager that more baby powder, deodorant and cold beer are sold during the summer in Houston than in any other city in the world. I bet our air conditioners blow the loudest too. Yes, it’s hot as h-e- double-hockey sticks in the Bayou City.  And, despite a regular breeze from the Gulf […]

The West Virginia Hot Dog — Take me home, country road.

The RV Chronicles — Channeling the Mountain State at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: West Virginia Hot Dogs)

It all began over lunch in the communications suite. One of my co-workers mentioned something about her father digging on West Virginia Hot Dogs. ‘What’s that?’ I asked. ‘It’s just a hot dog with chili and slaw,’ she replied. My interest, already piqued at the mere mention of a new (to me) style of hot […]

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The RV Chronicles — A touch and go week by the bay (Recipe: Grilled Chuck Eye Steak w/ Roasted Salsa)

It’s been little more than five years since I began sharing my stories here. And it’s really funny how this has grown from a virtual space in which I could self-impose writing deadlines, to a crowd of 17 loyal followers. If you’re among those 17, you know that I live to eat — and to […]

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The RV Chronicles — Batten down the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ hatches (Recipe: Grilled Peel & Eat Shrimp)

It was almost a year ago that I applied for a new job position on a whim. Though I’m one of the few people in this world whose Mondays are (really) my Fridays, I needed a change in locale. So, I moved from the 42nd largest city in Texas to the 4th largest city in […]