Heirloom Cottage Cheese Pie

"This is the worst pie I've ever tasted."  -my Dad. How's that for an enticement?  Do keep in mind that my Dad said this after eating a bite of my mother's pumpkin pie which is always sublime, and keep in mind that my Dad is a little bit set in his ways.  I'm thinking if... Continue Reading →

Deep in Pie-land

Warning:  I'm about to bombard you with pie photos.  I promise recipes will follow after this weekend. It seems cruelly absurd that on the days approaching the 6th annual KCRW Good Food Pie Contest, of which I am a first time participant and therefore making pies and having the oven on round the clock, we... Continue Reading →

Berry Brioche + Monte Cristo

I didn't plan on another recipe with purple, but that's what happened.  My Huckleberry book arrived yesterday and even though I swore the first recipe I'd make was for the "super cheesy rye biscuits" that have long been unavailable at Milo & Olive, Zoe's restaurant and cafe where they first appeared and where I fell... Continue Reading →

Mike-style is kind of hard to describe with one word so I'll give a little illustration. My chosen adjectives carry a somewhat negative connotation (heavy-handed, overdone, excessive) and I'm trying to change my perception. After all, we all have our unique style, right? Aren't we all, after all, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable... Continue Reading →

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