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The simplest of comfort foods

Chicken and Dumplings I had an aggravating day yesterday and decided I wanted something soothing and delicious for supper.  There was a whole chicken in the fridge, so I took it out, washed it, and threw it in a big pot.  You can do the same. 1 whole chicken, washed and entrails removed Water to […]

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February 17, 2011

Soup to warm your cold, cold bones

 I had a special request for this recipe, since the weather has been so cold in so many places.  This is from The Lost Recipe for Happiness, and it is Elena’s favorite soup: Abuela Maria Elena’s Posole 2 cups dried posole (dried whole hominy) 2 – 3 lb boneless pork shoulder 1/2 cup mild fresh […]

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January 13, 2010

Pancake kisses, bacon hugs

THE SECRET OF EVERYTHING is out today! To celebrate, a love song to breakfast. PANCAKE KISSES, BACON HUGS Why breakfast is the secret of everything I suppose I should confess upfront that I am a morning person. I wake up cheery, chatty and at the very first fingers of sunlight creeping over the horizon. I […]

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December 29, 2009

Slow Cooked, Chunky, Spicy Apple Butter

Technically, I suppose, apple butter is smooth. I originally made this recipe last winter and pureed it afterward. Since, however, my main use for this particular condiment is in my morning oatmeal, I have found I much prefer it to be left chunky. Recipe is adapted from one I found at The Art of Homemaking.

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November 13, 2009

Day of the Dead Bread and Chocolate

In The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal, chef Elena Alvarez has good reasons to celebrate The Day of the Dead with great gusto. Here are two recipes, one for Mayan Hot Chocolate, and one for Pan de Muerto.

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October 31, 2009