Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

I have been extremely lucky in that I have known all of my grandparents and almost all of my great grandparents. In fact, my last-remaining great-grandmother passed away just a year and a half ago, when I was 28. In the generations preceding mine, families were younger. Couples married straight out of high school and… 

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Blackberry Jam-Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

Blackberry Jam Filled Doughnut Bundt Cake

“Did you ever suck the jelly out of a jelly doughnut and then fill it with chocolate swirl ice cream?” Fatso, written by Anne Bancroft Nobody told me there’d be doughnuts. In addition to clusterfucktastic traffic on sprawling freeway roads connecting neighborhoods, Mexican food in vast abundance that ranges from the gloppy-melty-guacamole to the authentic sublime in small… 

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Green Tomato and Peach Salsa

Green Tomato and Peach Salsa

My tomato plants hate me. For the second year in a row, I am fighting a losing battle against blight, a nasty disease that ravages tomato plants. It is damn near impossible to stop once it starts and it comes on quick. We have tried moving our tomato bed, some all-natural baking soda concoction and… 

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Tomatillo Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Enchiladas

I’m told that other people in history have had up to and as many as two children. Yes, even all at the same time. I recognize that we’re not exactly breaking any new ground. And I knew, based on our experience with our first baby almost three years ago, that adding another newborn into the… 

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Zucchini Fritters with Mint Yogurt Dip

Zucchini Fritters with Mint Yogurt Dip

I had a mini panic attack in my garden yesterday. Let me back up. We’re having a fabulous year. Everything that we planted is coming up, unprecedented for us. The problem is, Maine’s growing season is so short that nearly everything flourishes at the same time: right now. Yesterday, I stood in the middle of… 

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Cinammon-Butter Roasted Bananas on Toast with Honey

Roasted Bananas on Toast

So, toast. Toast is. The thing about toast is. The thing about toast is that it is perfectly simple and satisfying. It’s entirely good. It ushers in happy memories of sitting at the breakfast table, just you and your mom, getting looked at by her, without distraction. It’s lying on the couch kind of sick,… 

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