New England clam chowder ranks in my Top 10 list of comfort foods, and it’s one of my favorite things to order in seafood restaurants. Recipes for clam chowder are hotly contested, and if you get into a discussion about chowder with New Englanders you are likely to get a wide variety of opinions on [...]
Tanna of the wonderful cooking blog The Half Cup chose the challenge item for this month, a delicious bread that can be shaped in many different ways. As the name suggests, the bread is tender and quite flavorful, and it’s one that I enjoyed making, so I’m sending a big THANK YOU to Tanna for [...]
For me this is the ultimate comfort food, and it’s also my favorite food from my years overseas. It’s a great weekend soup, but it’s also a celebration meal for the Bogotanos who often make very large pots of this soup for festive occasions such as Christmas. They typically serve the soup in black bowls [...]
My husband isn’t fond of sweet potatoes because they are, well, too sweet. I can certainly understand his sentiment given the many sweet potato dishes incorporating sugar or marshmallows and taking on a noxiously sweet flavor. I don’t like that kind of sweet potato dish, either, but due to my Southern heritage I enjoy and [...]
It is officially autumn, and although the weather has not yet turned chilly in our part of the country, I’ve already started thinking about our winter soup kitchen. I love creamy soups, and this corn chowder adapted from The New Basics cookbook is no exception. It’s loaded with corn and potatoes, and the flavor is [...]
This is another example of how simple foods made from just a few ingredients can be wonderfully satisfying. All you need are potatoes, salt, and water. These potatoes are a Central New York favorite and a tradition when we visit the family camp. The salty flavor goes great with cookouts and clambakes. We like to [...]
I’ve been craving fried potatoes. Not Southern style hash browns, although I do like those…but that’s another post. No, I wanted something with a bit of a kick. This Mexican version is it. It’s such as simple dish, but the flavor is wonderful. It makes a great side dish for grilled steaks or chicken.
It’s cold and raining today…perfect for a hot, comforting bowl of cream of potato soup. I must confess that this recipe is always changing. I’ve tried for many years to perfect it, and I have found myself constantly tweaking the ingredients or preparation. But no matter how I make it, we never seem to have [...]