Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I think gnocchi might be my son’s favorite food, so I have started exploring various versions on the market and in recipes. This is a slightly sweeter and more complex take than the traditional one, and I think of it as the ultimate comfort food.  These little pillows of pasta are also as fun to make as they are to eat. … Continue reading Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Indian Pudding

Before winter takes hold of us here in the Northern US, I would like to savor a dish that is, in my opinion, a wonderful part of the American repertoire. Despite its deep roots in American cooking, it seems as if this dish has all but disappeared from our collective culinary consciousness. It is a traditional New England treat called … Continue reading Indian Pudding

Wartime Cookery

The other day, I was watching a show I like called Supersizers Go. I’m not sure where the name comes from, but the show is by two British TV personalities, and each episode features them spending a week eating the way people did in a particular period of British history. They bring on social historians, chefs, and, if … Continue reading Wartime Cookery

Ketchup Chicken

Today I want to share with you one of my all time favorite childhood dinners, which we simply called Ketchup chicken. When I first told Denis about this meal many years ago, he laughed, thinking it was hilariously stereotypical that this American had grown up on chicken with ketchup, and, what’s more, thought this was the pinnacle … Continue reading Ketchup Chicken

The BabyNes

My husband Denis regularly browses the French news, and today, he sent me along an article in LeMonde about the new Nespresso machine called the BabyNes. For those of you who are not familiar with Nespresso, it is a juggernaut of a coffee company in Europe, which has finally really broken into the American market with … Continue reading The BabyNes