Category Archives: Comfort Food

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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Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice

I can’t believe how good this soup is, and how ridiculously easy it is to make. If you love to have this soup when you go to your favorite Greek restaurant (or even if you have never tried it), you … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny Soup

This is Matthew’s favorite soup that I make, and I think that perhaps it is my favorite soup as well. I made it last night for dinner, and we were all so hungry and ready to eat that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Rustic White Bread

Last year, when I got together with Carol to learn how to make her wonderful Limpa Bread, she also gave me the recipe for the white bread she makes for special events. She wrote out the recipe for me with … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

I have not yet posted my zucchini bread recipe, even though it is a family favorite, because it seems very ordinary. It is very easy to make. Doesn’t everyone make zucchini bread? If not, they should. I remember the first … Continue reading

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German Style Crumb Cake

This is another St. Louis thing. Another craving that comes from some deep memories that I can’t even put my finger on. When I first started thinking about making gooey butter cake, I think somehow I was really thinking about … Continue reading

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