When the world is full of uncertainty; and we're treading the waters of this new political chapter, I am trying to continue to push the positive, and keep this a safe, happy space, in spite of the ugly words and actions in the world right now. Therefore, I am resuming my normal posting with a favorite series of mine, Cookbook Crush. When the world seems daunting and scary, I often find myself burrowing into a good book, or five... and finding sanctuary and a safe quiet place to just "be" for a time.
My latest cookbook crush is the first cookbook from a favorite food blogger of mine, Molly of My Name is Yeh. I've been reading Molly's blog for probably five years now, following her adventures from studying percussion at Julliard in New York City, eating her way through the various burroughs to her move back to the Midwest to marry her college sweetheart and live on a sugar beet farm straddling the Minnesota/North Dakota border. Everything that makes her blog memorable, warm, and endearing is lovingly wrapped up in this cookbook, Molly on the Range. It's a blend of memoir, and anecdotal narratives, peppered with swear words, laugh out loud moments, and of course, recipes of the sweet, savory, holiday, and dessert variety. The best kind of cookbook.
I checked it out from the library, but alas it was due before I got a chance to make any of her recipes. Guess this one will have to go on my Christmas list. Santa??