My sainted grandmother used to make a thing that was called sweet potato poon. It had marshmallows. That’s all I remember about it. That and the year she was NOT DRUNK, NOT DRUNK I TELL YOU and left it under the broiler until the marshmallows caught on fire. A few years ago, I went looking for a poon recipe. Couldn’t find one. Not online. … Read More Poon With Marshmallows
Last Thursday Shea had his knee surgery so my mom has been here helping out. She always comes with a trick up her grandma sleeve and this week, she made her famous taco salad. A warning for my Mexican friends: Gringa. And very loose use of the word “taco”. Proceed with caution. She cooks up a pound of ground beef and heats a mixture of … Read More Cooking With Grandma
Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches! Last Friday I bought a 25 lb box of New Haven peaches for $20 at our local Beebe Farms. That’s $.80/lb for a pesticide-free, locally grown and perfectly ripe box of opportunity. Said box looked smaller at the farm than it did on my kitchen counter. I didn’t keep a specific count, but I … Read More All. Things. Peaches.
There’s this thing my neighbor Julie and I do, and it kind of started as a joke. Last Fall, I baked too much of something fun and sent a bunch over to her family on this turkey plate. About a week later, I got the plate back with something equally fun. After a while, I sent something over on the plate again. Sure enough, … Read More Cookies Hold the Bridge