Bloody Mary (6 of 6)

Bloody Mary

In Massachusetts, it’s against the law to order alcohol on Sundays before noon. That was good news for 8-year-old me when my family went out to breakfast since it meant my mom would have to order a virgin Bloody Mary. Sometimes we would be late enough that she could wait until halfway through breakfast for…

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Braised Sausage and Cabbage

Let’s get something straight about winter eating: I am not a fan of braising. Many people wax lyrical about how delicious braised food is and they can’t wait for winter so they can braise some more. I am not one of those people. So you may find yourself asking why I’m trying to sell you…

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French Onion Soup

The other morning we woke up to a fog advisory in San Francisco. Fog, so thick we needed the news to tell us it was unsafe on the roads. Hemmed in on all sides by fog there was really only one thing to do – make soup. The rich savory kind that drives away the…

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Brisket-Style Slow Cooker Beef

If my goal here were to improve my skills at naming dishes this one might be a failure. The only thing brisket-like about this dish is the sauce I put on it and you’d only know that if my mother’s brisket was your benchmark for brisket. But when I was searching for a way to…

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