Sticky Buns from Marion Cunningham

Sticky bun? Cinnamon roll? I think the distinction is whether you cover the top with that white sugar glaze you see in bakeries. I like the glaze, but, but is superfluous. And I find it actually detracts from the cinnamon flavor that I crave. These buns/rolls are my...

The Virus Cookbook: Lentil and Mushroom Meatballs

In these most challenging days before us — and weeks and maybe months — we all still eat. Before the virus, Americans spent more in restaurants than at the grocery store. Now, we all find ourselves in the kitchen for some meals, if not all. That can be a bit daunting...

TBT Recipe: Fudgy Mocha Bars from Dorie Greenspan

  I am writing this the week that we evacuated from New York City. We are upstate, staying home from the virus. In this period of stress, we all need comfort food. I'll be blogging away with ideas.  Suzi and I hope you are well and safe. This recipe is from 2016....

TBT Recipe: Normandy Onion Soup with Cider

  The great, the truly great Michel Roux died yesterday. Suzi and I have enjoyed his books and recipes for years. I posted this recipe just a year ago. Now, Suzi and I are sitting in our New York City apartment just trying to wait out the coronavirus epidemic. We...

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Cookbook Review Quesadillas

I’m beginning to have new favorite comfort foods. When it comes to Mexican, I have been a taco man all my life. I used to go to Taco Bell for breakfast: 3 tacos and a Pepsi to start the day. And...

Lemony Green Peas from Southern Baked

  The subtitle of Southern Baked is Celebrating Life with Pie. It’s a great book but not every recipe is pie. In fact, here’s a vegetable recipe that is far, far from pie. How do you feel about...

Duck Confit Quesadillas

For the Super Bowl, we did have guacamole and chips but passed on the nachos. We had duck confit in our kitchen and Suzi wanted to go upscale: quesadillas filled with that duck, two kinds of cheese,...

Super Bowl Idea: Warm Crab Dip

For Super Bowl, I have one more appetizer idea. I know: it’s crab again, like my Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers earlier this week. Here, there is NO jalapeno, just the mellow flavor of warm crab...

Super Bowl Idea: Cajun Crab Poppers

Crab. Cheddar cheese. Jalapenos. Oh, and cream cheese. That’s a list of “comfort foods” for me. Now let’s take them all and create a comfort food recipe that is, in a word, magnificent. For Super...

[Blue] Corn Jalapeno Muffins

      This recipe comes from the lovely Mexican Breakfast Cookbook, a treasure from the 1990s. The recipe there calls for using blue cornmeal. Well, I tried several stores. I couldn’t...

Cookbook Review: Icing on the Cake

OMG. Just simply OMG. Suzi and I have a lot of cake books, and many cake decorating books. We’ve never had a book like this one. This book goes into our kitchen, on the island, and not on some...

Chicken Barbacoa from Oaxaca

For this Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday, millions of us will be dabbling with Mexican food. Nachos, guacamole, salsas galore, chips by the bagful. What if, instead of a nosh, you could serve a real dish...

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