My mother Ellen is adorable and aggravating. She and I have a telepathic connection and she is part angel and part demon, mostly angel. Ellen is my best friend and soul mate who hates it when I call her "Ellen." She is my editor, my confidant and is annoying, loving, caring, VERY annoying and clever all at the same time. Most of all, my mother is AWESOME!
My mother and I live on near opposite sides of the United States and between her health and our schedules, visits are not frequent enough so we miss each other a lot. We talk most every day about everything from soup to nutty people. What to do when I am missing Momma? Cook of course! Dah, Dear Readers, DAH indeed! I cook something my mother would make like Manicotti, Vudalikia, Keftedes (see my Recipes page) or buttery, softie, scrambled eggs (she makes the BEST) or Momma Toast. I might bake Kourabiedes when our girls miss their Gramma or perhaps my mom's ginger cookies or pumpkin muffins. When our oldest, Alyssa, misses me and home, she asks for Koulalikia , we call, Twisty Cookies. Her sister, Mia, prefers good old fashioned Chocolate Chip cookies, heavy on the chocolate, when she needs comforting.
Food is the great connector. It connects us to each other and those we love. Savvy? Share what you make when you are missing someone in the comments section.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor