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twice baked potatoes

twice baked potatoes

It seems like every year I have an internal struggle to come up with “football” food.  As if we throw a lot of football watching parties.  We did have one last year and I made those chicken drummettes that I still think were pretty great.  And although we haven’t been doing much in the way … more

corn cakes

corn cakes

Last Thursday (oh wait, two weeks ago Thursday), Gerrit and I went downtown to the farmer’s market.  I feel like a bit of a failure to tell you how much I loved it, and at the same time have to tell you that…Thursday?  Not the easiest day to get downtown and motivate yourself to go … more

homemade french fries

homemade french fries

When I was a senior in high school I took French 1 just for fun, which at that point a lot of people thought was a little ridiculous (especially all of the sophomores in my class who were just trying to get the credit they needed).  But I kind of love foreign languages, and I … more

basil potato puree

basil potato puree

When it comes to mashed potatoes, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship.  Love meaning I love them.  Hate meaning peeling them.  For several years growing up somehow I ended up in charge of the Thanksgiving mashed potatoes along with my aunt.  And every year, especially that first one, I was excited.  My aunt … more

corn muffins

corn muffins

Cornbread is one of those things where I am convinced there must be a Yankee somewhere in my bloodline (similar to the way my general indifference to sweet tea does).  Cornbread in the south is savory, and often cooked in a cast iron skillet.  There is cornbread with bacon, and cornbread with jalepeños, and cornbread … more