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Book club picture

Almost finished with the new book.  In the meantime, I thought you might like this picture.  The Book Babes book club read The Lost Recipe for Happiness and sent me some pictures of their feast.  Thanks, Diane!   (I love the attention to detail, don’t you?) I’d love to post more.  Send me yours!

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April 27, 2010

The Lost Art of Family Dinners

When I was a child, we ate dinner together nearly every night. I did not necessarily love the whole ritual, especially when my mother made hamburger pie, covered with mashed potatoes, or when I was in trouble for one thing or another (which was a lot), but I can see from the angle that it […]

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February 21, 2010

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

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 I originally made this recipe last winter and pureed it afterward.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

Grilled lemon slices

I’m sure everyone in the world has thought of doing this but me–but you know how it is when you discover something stunningly simple and delicious: Hey-sanna, Ho-sanna, Sanna-sanna hey!* I’ve been grilling lemons with chicken breasts and it is amazingly delcious. And easy. Chicken breasts with Grilled Lemons and Sauteed Spinach   Serves 4 Olive […]

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June 10, 2009

New giveaway: What would your last supper be?

 Week before last, TOP CHEF had a challenge that involved cooking the “last supper” of a group of individual famous chefs.  Fascinating idea.  Someone then asked me on Twitter what my last supper would be and I popped off with “a southern breakfast.”   It’s not an easy challenge.  I’m still running through the possibilities.  I don’t […]

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February 22, 2009

Slow cooked apple butter

I actually thought I’d posted this recipe already, but I must have posted it on a private loop somewhere. As promised on Twitter: the recipe I’ve been following for slow-cooked apple butter. It’s a joy to make because it fills the house with its heady fragrance for hours and hours and hours.  Easy, too, aside […]

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February 4, 2009