Two Longtime Friends Cook Modern Comfort Food Guest Blog

Watercolor by Joanne -Applesauce Cake with Bourbon Raisins baked by Colleen

Joanne writes from Florida:

So …. one day last month I was on the phone catching up with my friend Colleen who lives in Nova Scotia.  As we were talking about her new cookbook purchase, Ina Garten’sModern Comfort Food“, my doorbell rang and a package was delivered.  I opened it while talking and it was a copy of the same book!  What are the odds?  My dear friend Ruth had sent it as a surprise.  Colleen and I decided we would each pick some recipes to try out and share our results.  Here are the photos of our month-long project.  Fun and nice way to keep in touch.  Overall we both agree that Ina Garten’s recipes are easy to prepare and almost always turn out looking exactly like her descriptions and photos. 

We’re looking forward to trying out another cookbook author soon.”

Colleen cooked:
Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spaghetti Squash with Arrabbiata Sauce
Seared Salmon with Spicy Red Pepper Aioli
Applesauce Cake with Bourbon Raisins

Applesauce Cake with Bourbon Raisins
Joanne cooked:
Brussels Sprouts Pizza Carbonara

Brussels Sprouts Pizza Carbonara
Fresh Zucchini with Lemon and Mint
Roasted Sausages, Peppers and Onions
Joanne has been featured with Tea Bag Art and recently the zucchini as cucumber confused produce sign

11 thoughts on “Two Longtime Friends Cook Modern Comfort Food Guest Blog

  1. Ina Garten’s recipes are crowd pleasers. I buy her books for people who say they can’t/don’t cook and they love them.

  2. What eye popping pleasers ! The pizza sounds intriguing- but I am fond of salmon; so that would be my first choice. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, everything looks so appetizing and I’m sure it was all delicious. I’d have to try the roasted, sausage and peppers, followed up with Applesauce Cake with Bourbon Raisins. So nice of them to share their pictures so you could post.

  4. Thanks Ruth. That was so much fun and perhaps one day we can all cook together. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thanks Ruth! Loved it. Can’t wait to try the pizza. I bought the book a while ago but haven’t used it. This gave me incentive to do so.

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