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Just Enough Bagels

Sourdough, Whole-Wheat, No-Knead Recipe One goal in my first trip to New York City, organized by My Beloved, this past April, was a breakfast with fresh, real bagels. In Ess-a-Bagel, we believed we had merely picked a well-ranked shop in Yelp walkable from our hotel, but a couple of weeks later The New York Times […]

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Slaw Down

This recipe for coleslaw took decades to nail down. Not full time, had other things to do. It starts with Porta’s barbecue on Jenny Lind near my junior high school, Ramsey, in central Fort Smith, Arkansas. There were several Porta brothers, Art’s only served BBQ and sides, intended for take-out though there were a couple […]

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Vegan Cornbread with Niblets and Scallions

I love cornbread but not enough, usually, to eat a whole pan. My Beloved will have a bite and remind me she doesn’t like cornbread, so there’s the rest of it sitting there, New Year’s after New Year’s. She likes this one. This recipe is historically a Southern cornbread in that it’s not sweet. Northern […]

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Holiday Cuisine Main Courses

Appropriation: It’s What’s for Dinner

Haitian Joumou Soup — non-fat vegan recipe I haven’t cooked on a gas stovetop since early 1999, when we bought the current house. Top of my want list for a new home should we move has been a gas stove. Alas, in recent months media stories claim that cooking electric — no matter the source […]

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Brownies Approaching Mom’s

Brownies have been the first treat I hunt for at any party’s food table. I’ll eat the chips and hors d’oeuvres first but will grab a brownie or two early to make sure I get mine. Butterscotch blondies are a fine alternate, and I can take or leave the nuts add-in, but my mom’s chocolate […]

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Just Enough Waffles

Though My Beloved and I love waffles, until this recipe I dreaded making them. The reason was quantity. Easily warmed in the toaster straight from the freezer, they’re the perfect leftover. But you’re still making one waffle at a time then keeping the ready ones warm in the oven till all are done. Planning to […]