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Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again: 175 Favorites from Mother's Bistro & Bar by Lisa Schroeder and Danielle Centoni

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  • Black bean soup

    • hillsboroks on February 03, 2017

      Great hearty soup for a cold winter night! I had a Honey Baked Ham ham bone and a package of Bob's Red Mill Black and White dried beans to use up and this recipe caught my eye as something a bit different than the usual bean soup. Except for subbing a can of chopped tomatoes for the tomato puree and adding a couple of chopped potatoes as suggested in another recipe I followed it exactly. We loved the flavor of the finished soup even though I forgot to serve it with the extra toppings the first night. It tasted even better the second night with a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of sour cream. It took about 2 hours on the stove without pre-soaking the beans.

  • Potatoes au gratin

    • hillsboroks on April 02, 2018

      This dish is comfort food with a capital C. I made this for a side dish with Easter ham and it was decadently delicious. I used 2/3 heavy cream and 1/3 2% milk and it was just right, creamy and luscious without becoming too rich. I also used a mixture of sharp cheddar and gruyere cheeses for the topping. I had leftover toasted panko crumbs that had been mixed with fresh thyme and Dijon mustard before toasting so I sprinkled these on top during the last half of the bake time and they added a nice flavorful crunch.

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  • ISBN 10 1600850170
  • ISBN 13 9781600850172
  • Published Dec 10 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Taunton Press Inc
  • Imprint Taunton Press Inc

Publishers Text

There's nothing like a home-cooked meal made with love. This is just what Lisa Schroeder serves in her wildly popular Portland, Oregon, restaurant, Mother's Bistro & Bar. The menu is filled with comfort food that fills the stomach and the soul. And Lisa has invited mothers from all over America and the world - Hungary, Peru, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Italy - to add their hearty and heartfelt dishes to her customer's tables. Bursting with both kitchen and life wisdom, Mother's Best gathers together 175 inviting recipes that range from appetizers, soups, and salads to main courses, sides, breakfast foods, sandwiches, and desserts and baked goods. Mother's Best is the cookbook for those who yearn for uncomplicated and uncommonly good food-- straight from mother's oven.



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