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comfort food

When Life Goes Black: PB Pie for Mikey

08.13.2011

THIS PAST WEEK, a tragic thing happened to a member of the food blogging community. Jennifer Perillo, author of In Jennie’s Kitchen, unexpectedly lost her beloved husband Mikey (father to their two girls) to a heart attack. In one instant, her world turned upside-down. Suddenly, she must take one breath at a time and learn to [...]

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Emergency Cookies

05.19.2010
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BEST LAID PLANS often go awry, especially in a house that shelters a seven-year-old boy. Well, let it be said: a seven-year-old boy plus a forty-something man, plus me—the only one here with double-X chromosomes and plummeting estrogen levels. Sometimes the plan is for nothing other than a calm morning or evening, and yet . . [...]

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Leek, Lemon & Feta Quiche

01.22.2010

LIFE GOES ON, and I write about food. It feels a little strange, after the outpouring of charity on the Helping Haiti post (and with haunting images of earthquake rubble still in my mind), to return to a celebratory meal, and yet . . . It’s also true that the best thing to do—once you’ve [...]

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“Bonne Année” Du Puy Lentil Soup

12.29.2009

WE LAUGH ABOUT lentils, but it’s like laughing with them, not at them. We laugh because one year a box burst open in my mother-in-law’s luggage; we spent twenty minutes picking tiny green bits out of her sweaters, skirts, shoes, and undergarments, and even then I think some made it back home with her. For [...]

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Irish Thanksgiving Mash-Up

11.13.2009

GUACAMOLE, YOU SAY? Some kind of curry salad? Let me give you a hint: see those spuds in the background? That’s right, you’re looking at a lovely bowl of spicy sweet potatoes, just in time for Thanksgiving. Although the orange color (lightened with cream) does not pop in the photo, you can see the green. That’s [...]

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“Sweet Heat” Grilled Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Sandwich

10.17.2009

SMOKED AND CURED ingredients have historically meant preservation during long, harsh winters, while the hearty bulk of whole-grain bread provides lasting energy to get through the day. Here, smoked Dutch gouda and air-dried prosciutto lend depth to a grilled sandwich that’s kissed by the surprising sweet heat of plum chutney. Held between slices of seeded [...]

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Mac and Cheese After Waltuck

05.23.2009

My take on the family classic, adapted slightly from David Waltuck’s recipe from the book Staff Meals from Chanterelle. Creamy, cheesy comfort.

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