Category Archives: Comfort Food

Gooey Butter Cake

This post is a long time coming. I am from St. Louis, and it seems to me that people from St. Louis feel very strongly about St. Louis; they have a fierce pride in their city, and all the cool … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles

I went on a huge snickerdoodle frenzy a while back, trying to find the perfect recipe. After many attempts, I gave up. Maybe I was trying too hard. But recently, my cousin Carol asked me if I had a good … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chili

This chili is very simple. I got the recipe from my friend Shelli. When our oldest kids were just teeny tiny, they were good buddies. We spent a lot of time together back then. Long luxurious days where we talked … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warning! This recipe requires making the dough a day in advance and freezing it for best results. Or at least two hours in advance. And these cookies may be addicting. Now keep reading. I have to write about these cookies … Continue reading

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Café au lait

I’m not really wanting to give a recipe for café au lait. I just feel a great urge to talk about it. Yesterday while I was heating up milk to make yogurt, I noticed that that skin was developing on … Continue reading

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Sesame Noodle Salad

Every year at my daughter’s elementary school, they have a festival called “International Night”. All the kids (and sometimes the parents and teachers) perform dances, there is a big potluck of the most amazing food, and of course, a bake … Continue reading

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Quick and Delicious Tomato Sauce

I make this pasta sauce frequently, and some of my favorite things about it is how quick it is to make, it only requires three ingredients (tomatoes, butter, and onion), and it is delicious! This recipe comes from Marcella Hazan’s … Continue reading

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Arepas, Take Three!

If you read my last post, Arepas, Take Two!, you will know that I’m feeling a little obsessed over these things. Since making them, I have been wanting to try another version. Several lifetimes ago, I waited tables in a … Continue reading

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Arepas, Take Two!

Sometimes, and for me, quite often, I have to do things wrong before I can do them right. This is a gross understatement. Anyway, my first attempt at making arepas was successful, and my family loved them, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Last week, I wanted to make smashed burgers for dinner, but realized we didn’t have any hamburger buns. Not wanting to run out to the store, I decided to find a recipe and make them myself. Why not, right? So … Continue reading

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