Category Archives: Comfort Food

Millie’s Fruit and Oat Cookies

I got this recipe from my friend Clark (also part of “music night”, where I got to try Elisa’s fabulous ginger molasses cookies). It was originally a chocolate chip cookie recipe from NYT Cooking, and when I made it as … Continue reading

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Chewy Molasses Cookies with Fresh Ginger

I never thought molasses cookies would become one of my favorite kinds of cookies, but then there was this time when getting together with friends to play music together, that Elisa brought some very magical cookies. Elisa’s cookies were so … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are several cookie tins on top of our fridge, and one of them almost always contains these chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is Alton Brown’s “The Chewy”. There was a lot of excitement over this cookie several years ago. … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Pie

I know I make a lot of apple/crusty types of desserts, but I must say that this is my dream pie. I’m a sucker for anything with a crumb topping, and I love a buttery flaky crust, and caramelized apples?? … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot (Almond Bread)

Mandelbrot is a humble cookie, but don’t let it fool you. This cinnamon almond cookie is exquisite. It is similar to biscotti in that it is “twice baked”, and traditionally is made with almonds, but there the similarities end. It … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Oat Pecan Scones

Okay, first off, it has been a very long time since I have posted anything. I’ve been baking up a storm, but for some reason, not blogging. Maybe because the kids were home all the time over summer break? I’m … Continue reading

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Lemon-Pistachio Bars

The other day we had Sue and Andy over for afternoon tea. I sweetened the deal (no pun intended) by making lemon-pistachio bars. I was curious about a recipe in NYT Cooking, so of course I had to try it. … Continue reading

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Chicken Posole

Today is May 5th, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. I didn’t really think about it until we were in our back yard having lunch with our friend Chris, and he mentioned it. We were eating posole, which I just … Continue reading

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Almost Straub’s Chicken Salad

Today is my niece Olivia’s birthday. I got this recipe from her last week. For those of you that don’t know, Straub’s is an upscale grocery store in St. Louis. This recipe was posted here in St. Louis Today; it’s … Continue reading

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Breakfast Strata (Easter Quiche)

Millie recently requested that I make strata. I got this recipe from Carol many years ago. Yes, the same Carol that taught me how to make her wonderful Rustic White Bread and Swedish Rye. If you don’t remember, Carol is … Continue reading

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