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Shortly before she died, my mother gave me a box of her recipes. Written in her funny, imprecise style, reading each recipe feels like a conversation. By cooking her dishes, I share with you Jeanne's wacky humor and ageless wisdom.

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Latest Blog Posts for Cooking With Jeanne

  • EMU EGGS AND FARRO: Adventures in Feeding a Family
    on Jun 20, 2012
    When my daughter was two-years old, she weighed 18 lbs and subsisted on three chicken nugget per day. (“I want chicken-fries!!!” she would shout, raising Sanctimommy eyebrows everywhere.) I was horrified. How would this little girl ever gain any...
  • EMU EGGS AND FARRO: Adventures in Feeding a Family
    on Jun 20, 2012
    When my daughter was two-years old, she weighed 18 lbs and subsisted on three chicken nugget per day. (“I want chicken-fries!!!” she would shout, raising Sanctimommy eyebrows everywhere.) I was horrified. How would this little girl ever gain any...
  • LITTLE HOUSE IN MANHATTAN
    on Jun 17, 2012 in Little House Father
    My dream has finally come true. Last week, my 8-year old daughter picked up our threadbare copy of Little House in the Big Woods and devoured it. As is the case with sharing many of life’s passions with your children, she had rejected my earlier...
  • LITTLE HOUSE IN MANHATTAN
    on Jun 17, 2012 in Little House Father
    My dream has finally come true. Last week, my 8-year old daughter picked up our threadbare copy of Little House in the Big Woods and devoured it. As is the case with sharing many of life’s passions with your children, she had rejected my earlier...
  • IT’S AWESOME TO BE FORTY
    on Apr 23, 2012 in turning forty
    When my mother turned forty, her friends threw her a surprise party festooned with balloons stating: “You’re Old.” I found the gesture hilarious until yesterday, when I too became “old.” For months, I planned to write a column celebrati...
  • IT’S AWESOME TO BE FORTY
    on Apr 23, 2012 in turning forty
    When my mother turned forty, her friends threw her a surprise party festooned with balloons stating: “You’re Old.” I found the gesture hilarious until yesterday, when I too became “old.” For months, I planned to write a column celebrati...
  • VALENTINE'S COOKIES: Frosted Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Sugar
    on Feb 11, 2012 in Valentine's craft
    I take my Valentine’s Day crafts very seriously. In third grade, I spent hours making Valentine’s, painstakingly assigning Mrs. Grossman’s heart stickers to each of my friends’ cards. I believed the stickers inherent beauty wordlessly communi...
  • THE GIANTS, BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP, AND ME
    on Jan 31, 2012 in Super Bowl recipe dip
    I can’t help but break out into a maniacal grin, when rereading this particularly forlorn passage from Cooking With Jeanne, circa February 4, 2011: “As a New York football fan, I could not give a Chinese New Year rabbit’s foot about this S...
  • LOSING THE GUILT GAME
    on Jan 23, 2012 in guilt parenting punishment
    Roughly five times a day, I screw up as a parent. However this morning’s antics may have earned me a spot in the Mommy Hall of Shame. At 10:00am, I had just settled down to work and a coffee, when my cell phone cheerily announced: “Chaperone Fie...
  • CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH LENTIL CAULIFLOWER SOUP –TAKING IT SLOW
    on Jan 18, 2012 in slow cooker recipes
    I love the idea of coming home to a ready-made dinner. So when I received a slow cooker from for Christmas last year, I was delighted with the prospects. For a month or two, I tried to slow cook everything – perhaps even cold cereal and turkey sand...
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