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Comfort Food

Mirepoix Meatloaf Recipe ~ Simple & Easy

March 15, 2011

After writing my post about Leftover Oddments Soup and mentioning the best leftovers possible – meatloaf sandwiches – all of a sudden I just had to make meatloaf. Imagining that sandwich with soft white bread, mayonnaise and a thick slab of meatloaf had me rushing to the market to buy the ingredients. In fact, I [...]

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

March 12, 2011

My older son, David, lives in Davis in northern California, and as I live in Los Angeles, I don’t get to see him very often. He works in the Physics Department at UC Davis and he builds things, like bionic arms for NASA. So when he said he was coming down for Christmas last year, [...]

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Thousand Island Dressing & an Act of Desperation

November 10, 2010

Last Sunday I was going to the grocery store, so I asked my husband if there was anything he wanted me to get for him while I was there. Yes, he said, get me some Thousand Island Dressing, the one that sits upside down on its cap. He couldn’t remember the brand. So I found [...]

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Cornmeal and Currant Pancakes & Paul Bunyan’s Flapjacks

September 7, 2010

The first pancakes I ever ate were Swedish pancakes made by my Scandinavian mother and grandmother. Every October when my dad and his buddy went off duck hunting for the weekend, we would have a pancake feast. Swedish pancakes are big thin eggy things that we slathered with lots of butter and sugar, and folded [...]

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BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

July 4, 2010

This post is dedicated to Patti A., as I haven’t had a chance to do the Angel Food Cake with Strawberries recipe that she requested. This ones for you, girl!
Today is the 4th of July, and I can hear the fireworks going off as I’m writing this. Finally, and hopefully, the weather will warm up [...]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Provolone Sandwiches

June 17, 2010

I don’t usually take a photo of what I eat for lunch, because it’s probably pretty pedestrian. A bowl of soup, a container from the freezer heated up, Burger King. The other day I was going through the freezer and I found some corndogs. Had a couple with Frenches mustard. They  were ok. But today..oh [...]

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Gingersnap Cookies

June 3, 2010

The last time I made cookies was February 12, when I made Chocolate Chips. I just don’t keep sweet stuff around. I am totally a salt freak. If you put anything sugary next to a  big bowl of buttered popcorn, I would be running off with the salty, buttery popcorn every time. And if I [...]

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Mac&Cheese with Swiss, Ham and Mushrooms

March 1, 2010

About a year ago we were given a huge spiral-cut honey ham as a gift, which was really great, except one of us was a vegan, one was on a diet and one wouldn’t eat ham on a bet. So, you can see there was a big problem to be solved. So I did what [...]

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Cabbage Cottage Potage

February 24, 2010

Today was a day that I had a lot to do and I needed something fast to eat. I had this head of cabbage with no fixed destination, so I decided to use it to make a quick cabbage soup. And when I say quick, I mean 15 minutes or less. There is no recipe, [...]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 12, 2010

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. I have been thinking about making them for a couple of weeks. To me they are the ultimate comfort food, a warm, buttery, chocolaty memory from my childhood. The whole milk and cookies thing when  I came home from school. So today I had to make some.  Also, I wanted [...]

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Chili Soup by Aunt Ena

January 24, 2010

This story is one of my most precious food memories. I am one of those people who remember the first time they ate a particular ingredient or dish, who gave me a recipe or with whom I was eating. The smell or taste of a dish can transport me right back to that place and [...]

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