Tag Archives: comfort food

Hayleigh’s Pancakes

Look at them: sitting there on the plate, no syrup, no butter, no nothing. Boring, right? Well, that’s just the way Hayleigh likes her pancakes. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that … Continue reading

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Beans and Cornbread

Ever seen Dinner and a Movie on TBS? It’s off the air now, apparently, and to be honest it’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched the show. Basic concept–every Friday night, TBS shows a movie, and the two … Continue reading

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(Leftover) Rice Pudding

OK, so what do you do with that leftover rice from the Chinese restaurant? Once again, our fridge is home to an orphaned pint of steamed rice, its tasty main course counterpart devoured and long gone. More often than I’d … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese Goodness

First off: this is a sandwich not for the faint of artery. I am not sure who is responsible for elevating the grilled cheese sandwich to its current culinary heights, but thank goodness. It probably has something to do with … Continue reading

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Variations on a Stew: Garlic, Cinnamon, and Paprika

We’re running out of winter here in the South–not that we really had a winter this year! Stews are fine throughout the year, I suppose, but for me they definitely fall into that category of dishes that just taste a … Continue reading

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Major Grey’s Ribs

The first time I ever tasted pork and mango on the same plate was at a restaurant in Charlottesville, VA back when I was in grad school. The restaurant is long gone, but the memory of that combo has stuck … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

OK, so I have taken a lot of heat (mostly from my mother) for daring to claim that I make a tastier meatball than my mother. So here’s a dish to make amends: my mother’s pasta e fagioli recipe. Truth … Continue reading

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