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Abstract 4th of July Glazed 7up Cake

My mother is going to see family in New York City and Germany this summer.  She’ll be gone for two months and is leaving on Tuesday, so I made a couple of special things as a sort of a bon voyage … Continue reading

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Fried chicken livers – too good to believe

I bought some chicken livers to make chopped liver for my husband – which I do annually, but I thought I’d switch it up and make some fried chicken livers instead.  I had them at a soul food place awhile … Continue reading

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Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland

Matt and I thought we should have something decadent in honor of school starting this week.  Having gone through all the acting classes offered at Berkeley City College, he registered for one at Laney College, which put us near downtown Oakland as … Continue reading

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Ebony cookbook

This is one of my favorite retro cookbooks.  The 1973 version is not easy to find, and I was lucky to have paid only 5 bucks for it at Half-Price Books in Berkeley, one of my favorite places to buy old cookbooks … Continue reading

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Corn muffins

Corn muffins made today.  That box of Albers yellow cornmeal was staring me in the face so I put together the recipe on the box, adding twice the quantity of sugar called for.  I made two batches — one for the … Continue reading

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Comfort food for Jon

Jon is moving to Santa Barbara tomorrow, so I thought I’d make a fancy breakfast for him this weekend.  I had gotten a hold of a small organic ham last week, which I roasted next to some oven home fries, … Continue reading

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I like to have cornmeal around

Try to keep corn meal on hand.  If you have corn meal and a few other staples you’ll be able to make corn bread, which means you can fix up a quick meal.  For example, corn bread with an over-easy … Continue reading

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7up cake

The the food news of the day is limited, though I did perpetrate a 7up cake using a recipe from the Discovery Health Network show, Just Cook This.  I was channel surfing last week and caught the 9/20 episode, noticing … Continue reading

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