Category Archives: Comfort Food

A Lifetime of Muffin Evolution

It has occurred to me recently -again- that we as Americans do not have much of an understanding of history – at least not in the European sense, and certainly not at all from the Asian perspective. We tend to … Continue reading

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Question of the Century: Can Good Pizza Be Made at Home?

My mother often lied to me when I was a child. Not intentionally perhaps – oh OK, intentionally, but for my own good, from her perspective. Such as when she convinced my sister and I that the whole world ate … Continue reading

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And Just How Friendly Do You Get With Your Pizza?

I’m going to blame our new refrigerator for my almost total escape from my usual and customary baking routine – when we moved the contents of our old freezer into the new, we realized that we had a lot of … Continue reading

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The Well Traveled Pancake, in Yet Another Guise

Last week, I read Joanna’s well written post, http://zebbakes.com/2011/06/23/soup-and-pancakes/  on what she delightfully calls, Swedish Evening Pancakes.  I love the concept of dishes which can’t be tied down to a particular meal or time of day, such as for example, … Continue reading

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Thinking Cheesy Thoughts

Our daughter Melissa’s beloved hails from the Carolinas in the deep South (many non-U.S. southerners do not understand why the Carolinas can be ‘The Deep South’ when Florida is not!  Culture and history, my friends.), and has been our guest … Continue reading

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Bones – Trash or Treasure?

I’m really a weak person.  I mean this in the sense of not having the strength of my own convictions.  It’s like I have one part of me that intellectually knows what’s right and wrong, but then when faced with the … Continue reading

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Steamed Char Siu Bao – ‘Manapua’ in Hawaiian

The concept of Hawaii as one of the 50 U.S. states, gives most Americans mixed emotions – we all know it’s just too nice for its own good!  And we know that it’s the haunt of the ultra rich – … Continue reading

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