Al’s Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese has always been my #1 comfort food.  It was also one of the first dishes I learned how to make as a kid.  My Mom diligently walked me through all the steps in making a perfect béchamel sauce only to joyfully smother it in heaps of melty cheese.  This was the method…

Gingerbread

I was not able to get my gingerbread fix over Christmas due to the dozens of cookies still hanging around, so I made sure to ring in of the New Year with this seasonal treat.  For me a good gingerbread needs to be moist, heavily spiced, and served with a contrasting set of flavors to…

Philly Cheese Steaks

The occasional Philly Cheese Steak is one of the things that I sometimes miss about living in the mid-Atlantic region.  The one time I had the gall to order one in a Vermont establishment it came served up on a French baguette topped in sharp cheddar cheese – tasty, but not what I would call…

Stollen

My Mother used to make stollen every year for Christmas.  She readily employed a small army (her children) to undergo the labor intensive kneading process.  We – gullible, young, and naive – would have a blast stretching, plopping, and mushing the dough around.  This year I tried out a new stollen recipe adapted from Visions of…