Croquetas de Jamón y Cilantro ~ Ham and Cilantro Bechamel Croquettes {And a Giveaway!}

Croquetas de Jamón

When I got home from school as a kid, my mom was always there, just sitting down for her lunch while whomever was the baby at the time (and there was always a baby in our house) napped. My siblings and I would head immediately to the kitchen for a snack, often something homemade and… 

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Polenta alla Griglia con Ragù di Funghi ~ Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Ragù

Polenta-Mushroom-Ragu

Last spring Fran and I met up in New York for a long weekend of food and fun. We had our youngest kids in tow, and it seemed there was never a moment when at least one of us wasn’t hungry. Every outing over those three days—MoMA, Pippin (that one’s for you, Charlie Price), even… 

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Classic Chess Pie

Classic Chess Pie

When I was young, my mom–who never really seemed to eat anything, much less dessert–would often wax rhapsodically about something called chess pie. Apparently, her college years in Nashville had given her a taste for this Southern staple that she couldn’t hope to satisfy in our northeastern burg. My siblings and I had never heard of chess… 

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