Panera bread has wonderful soups and sandwiches, breads and bagels, but they also have some pretty fabulous cookies, too. Recently I had a cookie from Panera that contained white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts baked into a lemony sweet sugar cookie dough. I was hooked! You can make this great cookie at home.
Stories of growing up in Appalachia blend into recipes for home cooking, Appalachia style. Ronni Lundy’s book Victuals is a great read. Lundy combines the stories of her childhood, stories of the people living in the region today and explanations of cooking techniques into this cookbook memoir.
I loved this book, as it was an adventure, cultural education and cooking all rolled up inside one cover.
Cooking for two is challenging. Learning how to adapt recipes from “full family” to “just us two” is one of the biggest problems cooks face. Dealing with left overs is the other problem.
There are tactics you can use and ways to manage the Cooking for Two path.
When the children are grown and fly the nest or when you leave your parent’s house for a nest of your own – cooking needs to be scaled to fit the new normal.