Last week I had an overwhelming, deep down, serious, emotional need for very simple comfort food. Within minutes the general idea was forming. I wanted a beef and potato casserole of some sort. It had to be easy to make and with very few ingredients. I wanted basic goodness, not a symphonic mass of …click to continue Beef and Potato Pie
I’d be fibbing if I didn’t admit that the spiritual predecessor of these pies is Rebecca Rather’s “All Sold Out Chicken Pot Pies from her exceptional The Pastry Queen.” At this point, they don’t really match up, but hers was the first recipe that made me think that I could …click to continue Individual Chicken Pot Pies
I am by no means a vegetarian. The lard in the crust of my tart will give that away fairly readily. But one of my favorite cookbooks is called A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop of the Cook’s Illustrated family. There is no deprivation in this book. …click to continue Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart
I’ve been known to get very sentimental about the topic of bread. Bread baking is a connection to my grandfather. It is a connection we all have to each other and to our ancestors. It is a foundational skill, if you will. I like bread.
But I also appreciate the fact that making bread …click to continue Whole Wheat No-Knead Refrigerator Bread