Category Archives: Comfort Food

Orange Fennel Poppy Seed Cake

Okay, I know I just wrote about lemon pound cake, and even mentioned in that post about substitutions so that you could make this instead… so why am I devoting more time to this? Well, because Millie loves this cake. … Continue reading

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Lemon Pound Cake

Recently, Millie and I made pound cake. Millie has a group she bakes with once a week. Each week one kid picks a recipe, and teaches everyone how to make it. This last Sunday the recipe was pound cake. I … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza

We’ve been having pizza night once a week at our house lately. For a while I was buying the fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, but I started to wonder why I wasn’t just making the pizza dough from scratch. … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

These are difficult days here in Seattle and all around the world, and in a time of uncertainty, a little comfort food might be just the thing. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say they don’t like apple … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

A few days ago we ended up with some leftover rotisserie chicken after dinner, and that night I began to obsess over think about what I could make with it. Then the idea came to me: curried chicken salad. I … Continue reading

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Classic Waffles

Recently, I decided to make waffles for the girls, but I didn’t have time to get all yeasty about it, so I pulled Marion Cunningham’s “The Breakfast Book” off the shelf. I hadn’t looked at this cookbook in a while, … Continue reading

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Almond-Anise Biscotti

During the holidays, after a long shopping excursion, Millie and I stopped at our local crêperie/bakery/coffee shop, Cafe Javasti. I can’t remember what Millie got, but I remember exactly what I had: the best decaf cafe latte, and the best … Continue reading

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Hearty Quiche

I know that quiche is one of the easiest things to make, but I still have to write about this, because I do not like a wimpy quiche. What is a wimpy quiche? It’s a quiche that is not very … Continue reading

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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Every year we host Thanksgiving at our house. Our daughters absolutely love this tradition, and we spend two days getting ready. We don’t have a formal dining room, so we transform our living room…. Into a dining room…. Thanksgiving has … Continue reading

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Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, I panic. It’s time to start re-teaching myself how to make pie crust. It’s time to look at every blog post and every cookbook I can get my hands on, to see what the magic … Continue reading

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