When I heard that November was National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I saw this as my excuse to search through all of the recipes in my path that included peanut butter as the main ingredient. Lo and behold, I found the Holy Grail of peanut butter recipes: Creamy Peanut Butter Cup Pie from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook.read more
November 10, 2014
As of late, I have been having a bit of a love affair with Indian food.
While I would adore ordering takeout every night, my waistline and bank account demand otherwise, so I’ve been experimenting with my own concoctions—curries, rajma, korma, tikka masala, chickpeas. (Side note: Anyone have a great recipe for naan bread?)read more
October 27, 2014
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October 13, 2014
When I was a kid, I believed a lot of really weird things: My dad was breaking the law when he would drink soda in the car. Mile markers indicated how far I was away from my house. The Closet Monster would eat me in my sleep if not contained by the power of a flimsy wooden door. Brussels sprouts were tiny lettuces and, since I hated lettuce, brussels sprouts were something to avoid.read more
October 3, 2014
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September 30, 2014
I have a neighbor with an enviable garden. It’s the kind of garden that I hope to grow one day—full of fresh fruit and veggies for every season—but until then, I’ll have to just relish her leftovers.
A few days ago, a bag of zucchini was waiting for me on my front porch, and I knew immediately where some of the bounty would go: toward making Fresh Tomato and Zucchini au Gratin from the Comfort Food cookbook.read more