Moist and Cakey Cornbread with Fresh Corn

I often swap (swipe?) recipes with (from?) my dear friend Beth Hensperger, who has written almost as many recipes as I have over the years. OK, we’re neck and neck. But the main reason I bring up the Babe of Baking is cornbread. Both of us were raised on a not-very-authentic version of the Southern classic that used canned corn as the moistening agent.

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From-Scratch Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

I belong to a Facebook group of cookbook lovers.  Recently, someone there started a post about making green bean casserole–the familiar one made with cream of mushroom soup. There were over a hundred comments in the thread, proving how this dish has become part of the American cook’s vernacular.  For my part,  I am a […]

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Stuffed Artichokes with Romano and Oregano

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, artichokes were everywhere–we even had them growing in my grandparents’ garden.  There was a truck farm across the street from my high school, and I remember purchasing them for a nickel each.  On meatless Fridays (remember them?), Mom would often serve artichokes with lots of mayonnaise, cracked […]

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