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Alicia Ross

My name is Alicia Ross. I am a Southern girl born and bred, so the love of good food runs deep in my bones. As a writer who loves to travel, explore my hometown, chat over a cup of coffee and cook, I’m glad you’ve stopped by to join the conversation here on Kitchen Scoop.

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I started reading Desperation Dinners along about the time I became a "stay-at-home" mom (what an oxymoron!) and needed both intellectual stimulation and something different - ANYTHING different - for dinner.

In those early days, I cooked strictly by the rule book, no deviations. But over the years, you two have given me the confidence to try rotini instead of penne, to substitute, experiment, become confident. Thank you!!

Honestly - - all three of my DD books are stained, tattered, splattered, and loved. I've given DD as gifts to new moms, to new wives, and to young friends just out of college. Can't think of a more practical, useful present.

I appreciate all the recipes, but really like the bulk-cooking ideas.

Thanks for everything!!
-- Karen Gamble of Raleigh, NC



Recipe Scoop
Vodka-Infused Berry Pops

Vodka-Infused Berry Pops

These berry "spirited" ice pops make the perfect July 4th treat. But remember, they're only for the, 'young at heart.'

Simmered Chicken Meatballs

Simmered Chicken Meatballs

Ground Chicken can be one of those “hidden” sodium sources. Check to make sure your ground chicken has not had a sodium solution injected in it before packaging.

Easy Nut Thins

Easy Nut Thins

Easy and delicious little cookies perfect for anytime of year!

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