Frittata Deconstructed

Toby’s son, my young friend Tres, who sometimes eats breakfast here, thought up this dish one morning recently. He is actually a pretty good cook in his own right, and often makes breakfast for us when he is here, though he just described this dish to me, and I cooked it. Gosh, it was good. […]

Panna Cotta Is Milk Jello

All those milky, eggy, usually sweetened, custards and puddings like crème caramel and flan, and panna cotta which is the one with no eggs, usually scare the daylights out of me to make and unmold. I love to eat them when someone else makes them, and I know I just ought to get over it. […]

Mincemeat Cookies for Holiday Treat

A bin of reduced-price packaged condensed mincemeat made by Nonesuch caught the attention of both Sheila Cookson of Brewer and me. Sheila wrote, “I remembered a delicious bar I used to make using condensed mincemeat and a can of tomato soup. I used to stock up on the mincemeat as it was only this time […]

Classic eggnog

Toby and I just made our eggnog for Christmas. It’s so much better if it ages for a week at least. Make it today and drink it on Christmas Eve. Actually, you could drink it a year from Christmas Eve. It’s true. Eggnog, aged for a year in a refrigerator, is absolutely delicious. You do […]

Pumpkin Waffles

What with Thanksgiving and all, some of us have pumpkins on the brain. And we are likely to have a can of cooked pumpkin that we may, or may not, have used in a holiday pie, or perhaps a little leftover cooked pumpkin from a whole fresh one. Waffles are one way to use some […]