Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Pulled Pork Tacos with Peach Salsa

Over the last few weeks I’ve been redesigning my blog and going back through the archives to update things behind the scenes. I wanted to fix some of the photo issues I’ve had, link everything up so it can be found easier and make sure all my posts were sorted into the right categories. In doing […]

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Spinach Pasta Salad

Row after row of tables heaving with steaming casseroles and crisp salads, platters of crunchy fried chicken and potato salad, slow cookers filled with little smokies bathed in barbecue sauce and vibrant bowls of punch speckled with frothy scoops of sherbet. A sea of tables has transformed the carpeted church gym and nothing can […]

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Spiced Plum Rice Pudding

Okay, so I know I harp endlessly on eating seasonally, and well, plums aren’t exactly in season. In fact, it’ll be summer before we start to see any of those beauties around these parts. But, all I’ve been able to think about lately is this rice pudding with spiced plums, so when I […]

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Lemon Cake + Curd

It’s a weird thing to be a cook. Chef. Whatever you want to call it. I learned early on that you are only as good as your last plate. A truth which is simultaneously freeing and damning. Especially in catering. If your last plate is a home run, you’re left feeling […]

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Roasted Tomato Soup + Potatoes

This time of year I find myself incredibly sick of all things winter. Especially winter food. Especially since that golden ball in the sky has been making a pretty regular appearance. If I have to eat one more sweet potato or stomach one more type of squash, I just know […]

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Winter Risotto

I’ll never forget the first time I had risotto. I was wedged into the tiny kitchen in the back of Paley’s Place, trying to stay out of everyone’s way, smiling politely, but mostly awkwardly, at everyone who dashed past. It was my first “stage,” which in restaurant speak, means working interview. […]