My proclivity for sweets remained with me over time. Chocolate, in particular, served an important role. A piece of it was really the only way my brain knew that the meal was over. Like the credits at the end of the movie, I only seemed to stop eating if I sent the specific ‘sweet’ signal to my brain.
(excerpt from the winter of rice and dal) I can pinpoint the moment when my dread of cooking abated, when I stopped saying the sentence “When my kids grow up and leave I am never cooking dinner again.” The meal that holds all the pressure-- from research that declares it as the most important family time … Continue reading Pudding Bridge
Homemade granola is easy. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a large bowl mix a container of oats and a combination of nuts that you like. I use about a cup of sliced almonds and two handfuls of chopped pecans or walnuts or both. Sprinkle in about a half teaspoon … Continue reading Granola
A slip of paper, “Peggy’s Chicken,” from early spring of 1995, landed on top of a faded index card detailing Great Grandma’s Taffy, circa 1950, on my wooden kitchen floor. I had accidentally knocked my recipe box off the counter as I made lunches for school. Thankfully the oak box remained intact unlike the … Continue reading How I Solved My Recipe Crisis