community, family life

Feast of Seven Fishes

Sharing a holiday foods piece featuring Italian-American traditions from A Fishy Family Feast Is Christmas Eve Tradition Nora Edinger December 21, 2018 On Monday, with Christmas Eve still a week away, local descendants of the Cerra family were already preparing for a blow-out holiday meal that will feature seafood. It’s not just about the… Continue reading Feast of Seven Fishes


Slow Chicken Pot Pie (moo free/gluten free)

"The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread and fried chicken." Maya Angelou, American poet Last week's soup version of chicken pot pie is great if you're in a hurry, but there are times when you just want the "creamy," savory real thing. Perhaps on a day like today, when it's gray as dusk,… Continue reading Slow Chicken Pot Pie (moo free/gluten free)


Bana-no pudding

Continuing an I-miss-creamy-texture theme, this week's recipe is a dairy-free version of banana pudding. It's not much to look at -- even if a better photographer had shot it -- but it tastes as good as the real thing. Enjoy! Bana-no Pudding (dairy free) Mash 3 bananas (fresh or thawed from frozen). Cover tightly and… Continue reading Bana-no pudding


Moo-free salmon bake

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” Charles de Gaulle, French resistance leader and lover of democracy The thing I have missed most since going dairy free is cheese, particularly all those creamy sauces that put the "comfort" in comfort food come snowy weather. Thanks to my vegan friends out there,… Continue reading Moo-free salmon bake


Gluten-free cornbread stuffing

“It's too bad we're not all teddy bears. More stuffing would only make us cuter and cuddlier.” Richelle E. Goodrich, American novelist I can't decide whether I live north or south of the stuffing/dressing line, but you get what I'm saying. This is a recipe for the bready stuff that used to go inside poultry back… Continue reading Gluten-free cornbread stuffing