More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin

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  • nomadchowwoman on January 08, 2010

    Love this book, love Colwin's writing, love some of these recipes very much.

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  • Damp gingerbread

    • ellabee on December 23, 2016

      See Food52 post with recipes and ratings for several LC gingerbreads; this one is the winner. https://food52.com/blog/15108-the-definitive-ranking-of-laurie-colwin-s-gingerbreads

    • jenmacgregor18 on December 16, 2019

      Quick & easy. One bowl, mix it with a spoon. This is a lighter gingerbread due to the cane syrup & no molasses. Lovely texture and aroma. Very good gingerbread.

  • Classic shortbread

    • chriscooks on December 23, 2018

      Recipe says bake at 375F for 20 min. Should be 325 for 30 min, which I found in an English cookbook. 375 results in dark edges and undercooked middle.

  • Inez Fontenez's succotash

    • jenmacgregor18 on April 21, 2015

      The sofrito really made the dish. This is going in my regular rotation. I used some sofrito I had made in a big batch & frozen in 1/2 cup portions. Since we don't really care for okra, I left that out & added some Anaheim and red & green bell peppers. And I added a little butter at the end to the reduced liquid.

  • Karen Edwards's version of buttermilk cocoa cake

    • aeader on May 09, 2015

      I was looking for a chocolate cake that used cocoa since I didn't have any chocolate on hand and this fit the bill. It was very quick to make and tasted even better on the second day. The buttermilk keeps it moist without a lot of fat. I baked it in a silicone tube pan and it took a little less than the recommended baking time.

  • Nantucket cranberry pie

    • LauraG on December 08, 2012

      This is an extremely easy, quick "pie". Chopped cranberries and nuts go in the bottom of the pan, topped with a cookie-dough-like mixture which spreads out in the oven and becomes a crust. It's become part of our Thanksgiving and That Other Holiday celebrations. Very sweet, especially popular with kids (and me).

  • Plum jam

    • Shelmar on September 06, 2019

      Yummy, though John overcooked to make it spread like fruit leather. Make them feel like a worm. A delightful read too.

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  • ISBN 10 0060168498
  • ISBN 13 9780060168490
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Nov 30 1993
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint HarperCollins


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