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Mom’s Cook Books

We’re heading off to San Francisco on Friday. I had rather hoped to have my cook book project finished before we went, but it ain’t gonna happen. When my mom gave me her cook books 20-whatever years ago, I scanned them and made copies for the sibl...

Blushing Tomato Bread

I’ve been working on reworking my mom’s cook books into something a bit more user-friendly. The originals are two loose-leaf binders that she glued, taped, or otherwise affixed recipes she found in newspapers, magazines, from family, friends, along...

Goodbye, Cybil Shepherd

We said goodbye to our little girl, this morning. A tearful, gut-wrenching goodbye. We’re not...

Chicken in Puff Pastry

I had chicken cutlets, I had bacon, I had puff pastry. I had dinner! This was seriously a clean-out...

Gumbo and Hot Sauce

  I have to admit I really do lead a charmed life. I mean… How many people have a contai...

Lentil Soup

When Providence hands you a ham bone, have Victor make Lentil Soup. Well… that’s what I...

Ham and Eggs

Our first home-cooked breakfast of 2015 consisted of organic free-range eggs cooked in imported Iri...

New Year Ham

I’ve had city hams and country hams. Spiral cut and out of a can. Bone-in, bone-out, Virginia...

Crusty Italian Bread

  The New Year needs to start off right – and that means a fresh loaf – or two R...