Posts Tagged "Cream"


I’ll admit I’m a political junkie. This is a dangerous topic, of course, and the current political climate in our country definitely resembles a stagnant, poisonous swamp filled with fear, misinformation, and an inability to entertain and tolerate differing opinions. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain...

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…at least, the recipe that was assigned to her in my Middle-earth cookbook. Callista originally wanted a particular lemon cake assigned as her favorite, but my late mother ended up with it. These rich little salmon treats are a close second, however. I’m sharing these in honor of her birthday month, the merry month of May. Before I revised my cookbook, I had a chapter called “Tea-Time.” In The Hobbit, the...

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The Quintessential Comfort Food?

The Quintessential Comfort Food?


Posted By on Apr 29, 2014

In honor of my older daughter’s birthday month, and to honor the fact that she is about to give birth to her second child ANY MOMENT NOW, I thought it would be a good time to write about what many might consider the quintessential comfort food. In both of my daughter’s cases, that would refer to (drumroll, please): Macaroni and Cheese. I’ve made myriad versions of Mac & Cheese in my life and have developed many...

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Bob Can’t Stand Cooked Cabbage…

Bob Can’t Stand Cooked Cabbage…


Posted By on Mar 13, 2014

When I first got married to Bob, I had to get used to all the vegetables he didn’t like. These dislikes were informed by a childhood spent with pressure-cooked, often smelly vegetables, which his grandma or his aunt seemed to prepare always when they knew he and his brother would be visiting. So—turnips, rutabagas, okra, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and summer squashes are definitely NOT welcome in our house. I...

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…at home, because Bob and I are farty old married folks who don’t like crowds very much (mostly Bob). Of course, when we were dating and newly wed, we used to go out for a fancy dinner. Bob usually felt obligated to buy flowers for me, or some sort of chocolate, or some sort of jewelry. Later on, we realized that I don’t really care that much for fresh flowers in my house since they only last a few days and they end...

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