Bread Salad Days: Summer Cornbread Panzanella with Honey Dressing

Posted August 15, 2017

Everything changed when we “discovered” panzanella. Suddenly salad could have chunks of bread and the definition of “greens” began to shift to include all manner of decidedly non-leafy fruit and vegetables. A classic tomato-mozz-basil-and-ciabatta became our go-to potluck offering and…

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New Kitchen Tradition: Banana Bread Granola

Posted May 31, 2017

Too many spots. It was an unspoken rule. When the bananas had too many spots they were turned into banana bread. No matter the kitchen – my mother’s, my aunt’s, my grandmother’s – the bananas were, without question, carefully separated…

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Molasses Glazed Baked Buttermilk Donuts

Posted March 21, 2017

“Work is love made visible.” For months now, I’ve been chewing on this phrase by 19th century Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran. My academic brain wants to pick it apart, but my regular self—the mother, the recipe tester, the one who…

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