Kitchen Comfort: CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

First up is an update of a 1928 recipe from my dad’s mother’s The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth Cook Book. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned, added red bell pepper and green peas for color, and included garlic and herbs for to enliven the works. A little cream sauce goes in place of […]

Kitchen Comfort: DARK CHOCOLATE WHISKEY SHEET CAKE

If ever we need comfort, it’s now. Perhaps as unsettling as the onslaught of the pandemic and all that it has brought us is the partial opening of places — because now, we have even more questions than before. Should we stay home or is it safe to go out to eat? We want to […]

QUICK HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

Developed in the 1950s, Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing eclipsed other dressings — French, Green Goddess, and Thousand Island — to become the ubiquitous condiment for salads and for dipping raw veggies and even French fries. The bottled variety holds too many fake flavors for my taste, so I make my own — and it’s so […]