Monthly Archive for May, 2014

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy 2 Ways

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I am trying to find comfort these days. Trying really, really hard to self-soothe and heal. When sick, or tired, or far from home, everyone seems to yearn for the gastronomic equivalent of a warm sweater, a kiss on the forehead, a favorite blanket. Cutting-edge cuisine has its place, but sometimes you just want a hearty meal with your favorite comfort foods.

Don’t judge. We all have them – “comfort” foods that feel like more than just food. Far beyond the random edibles of our day, these are instilled with the likes of positive memories, celebratory identities, nurturing associations. Continue reading ‘Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy 2 Ways’

Smashed Avocado & Egg Salad Open-Faced Sandwich

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You know that feeling when everything is terrible and terrifying and you don’t know what to do, and you find yourself lying in a pile on your bedroom floor, desperately looking for some sign of hope in old letters, or your Facebook newsfeed, finding nothing there to comfort you?

Come on, yes you do. We all do.

This past week, I read an article by Julie Peters and was inspired to learn about this relatively unknown Goddess from Hindu mythology: Akhilandeshvari.

I am sure you are wondering how an Indian goddess is going to tie into this food post and I assure you it will reveal itself but I am going to give you a candid glimpse into my world. Continue reading ‘Smashed Avocado & Egg Salad Open-Faced Sandwich’

Ewey Gooey Brownies – the brownie meshugaas

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The world splits into two camps on the definition of a perfect brownie: crumbly and cakey, and dense and fudgey. There is little love lost between them – the beauty of the recipe lies in the fact that the result IMHO resides in both camps; a deliciously rich crumbly and surprisingly dense brownie. Continue reading ‘Ewey Gooey Brownies – the brownie meshugaas’

S’More Stuffed Caffe Latte Raspberry French Toast

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This recipe is over the top, but doesn’t your mom deserve the most decadent brunch treat imaginable? Mother’s Day. A universal day of appreciation dedicated to the woman that has gone to all extremes to put a smile on your face, even during the most challenging of situations. This day is to honor her. Continue reading ‘S’More Stuffed Caffe Latte Raspberry French Toast’