Tag Archives: comfort food

Thanksgiving Reflections

Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that … Continue reading

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Chiles Rellenos – Frittata Style

Looking for a holiday breakfast? Here’s a great one I’m planning on. It’s inspired by a recipe I saw in Sunset Magazine years ago for Baked Chiles Rellenos. The recipe is long-lost, but I’ll always remember the photo: whole poblano … Continue reading

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The Backup Plan: Kabocha Squash Soup

In our over-scheduled lives that feel overwhelming from the moment the alarm jolts us awake every morning, do people have time to cook anymore? If you’re working a job that makes you feel completely depleted at the end of the … Continue reading

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Creamy Pumpkin Polenta with Apple and Feta Crumble

I have had pumpkin on my brain for weeks, thinking of all the ways I want to use it. And then I realized I was just sitting around and thinking, but not doing very much about it. Honestly, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Gift #1: Rosemary Olive Oil (with Smashed Potatoes)

For the next month, since the holidays (unbelievably) are upon us, I’ll be adding some easy (and not-so-easy-but-worth-it) recipes for gifts from the kitchen. There are few things more personal than receiving a gift that was painstakingly created by someone … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Last year I took a very fun week-long cooking class outside Albuquerque to learn more about authentic New Mexican and Mexican cooking. Like many classes like this, it kicked off with a group dinner so we could all meet each … Continue reading

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