Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

Let’s Turn Over a New Leaf…Cookie!

My daughter’s birthday is March 7. I have come to think about her birth—so many years ago, now—as the first hopeful sign of Spring to come. The day she was born the sun was shining, but I remember it being cold outside (Could it have been snowing?). When the nurses...
Grandma’s Chocolate Custard Pie

Grandma’s Chocolate Custard Pie

Even after many years, I still miss my grandma. I am as old now as she was when I was a little girl living in her house. That is just so hard for me to fathom. My grandma left this world on June 10, 1993, the year of a great flood where I live. Several similar floods...
Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

Zubi’s Fiesta Cornbread

We eat cornbread and polenta often in my house. That cornmeal flavor is a particular favorite of mine—polenta for breakfast, cornbread for dinner and even cornmeal layer cake for dessert! I love the way rich corn flavor plays off other ingredients like maple...
Three Sisters Vegan Cassoulet

Three Sisters Vegan Cassoulet

Once January rolls around, I’m on a mission to organize the food stored in the basement, empty out our deep freeze and create as many comfort foods from last year’s harvest as possible. This annual exercise has turned out some spectacular dishes—soups, stews and...