Monthly Archives: November 2015

Ghosts of Thanksgiving past: Pumpkin chiffon and eggnog pies

1940s, South Dakota: The first one I remember—sitting on scratchy, horsehair seats in a 1936 Buick, on the way to Sioux Falls for Thanksgiving. The car was full of Daddy’s cigar smoke, the windows were closed, and my two sisters … Continue reading

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Home, cooking: Creamy pinto bean soup

When we travel, we take a quilt along for company—usually, it’s “A Hundred and One Buddhas”. Laid over hotel bed covering, it immediately establishes a sense of home. Once we’re back in our own bedroom, it’s the first thing out … Continue reading

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Foodie? Peanuts and candy corn

Jackson Browne, Before the Deluge, “Let the music keep our spirits high.” When I began this blog, my intention was twofold: to let our families know where we were and to explore my personal world of food. The first reason … Continue reading

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