Comfort Food

potato and leek gratin

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While I don’t think men are the only ones who like gratin, I file this one under Man Food. With it’s hearty potato, cheese and cream trifecta, it is something a man will inhale in heaps while a woman looks on jealously as she picks at her own dainty portion. At least, that’s the way […]

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breakfast casserole

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I’ve been thinking about Christmas morning lately. Like for the last couple of weeks. I haven’t been thinking about presents. No, I’ve been thinking about breakfast. Remember, it’s the most important meal of the day. And you’re going to need your strength on Christmas day. Even so, Christmas morning is about presents and witnessing the […]

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chocolate crinkles

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I have a hard time choosing a favorite anything. What’s my favorite color? Well… it depends. What’s my favorite song? Can I give you a top 10? How about 20? What’s my favorite hobby? Cooking! No, knitting. No, photography… Wait, I know, it’s playing the guitar. But then again… umm… So you see, I am […]

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pumpkin pinwheels

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Seventy days. Ten weeks. Two months… no matter how I express how long I have been away from work, it does not match how long it feels. I left work about that long ago. I voluntarily, without coercion or drugs, bid adieu to my job as a software engineer and left my colleagues with dulce […]

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blackberry grunt

blackberry grunt

Blackberry grunt… or as it has become known around here, blackberry “hunrhrhh” (or “uuuunnnhhh” if you prefer Dan’s spelling). We discussed how to spell a grunt but didn’t reach a concensus. How would you spell a grunt? Last Tuesday we had a birthday. Dan’s youngest turned eight years old. And believe it or not, he […]

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Chocolate croissants… sort of.

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So you’ve bought some puff pastry and made an apple tart, right?  What about the other sheet of puff pastry?  I mean, they come 2 to a box.  Did you make a second tart?  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I thought I would share what I did with my second sheet.  First […]

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Time to make the doughnuts. Or is it donuts?

Do you like doughnuts?  How about donuts?  Why are there 2 spellings?  Personally, I prefer doughnuts.  I don’t have a good reason, but I think the Southern part of my brain likes the extra letters.  Donuts is just so short and curt whereas doughnuts you can kind of linger over… just slow down and take […]

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