Kristine Kidd

Cabin Life, Cooking, Improving Lives

Here are the simple recipes I cook at a mountain getaway, along with the stories about our adventures in the high Sierra. You’ll find dishes that are perfect for easy meals at home or at your own favorite retreat. Read more…
I teach cooking at a homeless housing program to help the residents move towards self-sufficiency and personal success. I’m often rewarded by my students’ appreciation of a good home cooked meal. In this section, you’ll read about our classes, my evolving relationship with these interesting people, and discover the super easy, inexpensive and tasty recipes. Read more…
The recipes on this blog are fresh, gluten free and so satisfying, no one will notice that anything is missing. As the former food editor for Bon Appetit magazine, I have high standards, and the dishes here are so delicious, everyone loves them. Read more…
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

White Truffle Scrambled Eggs

I like to feast on domestic white truffles a couple of times during the holiday season. These gems may come in small nuggets, but are

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Vegetables and Sides

Fresh Chestnuts

I ordered fresh Italian Marroni chestnuts from a family orchard in the Sacramento valley for our Thanksgiving feast. The chestnuts arrived only a few days

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Desserts

Maple Nut Pralines

To avoid the crowds of holiday shoppers and to give personal gifts, I have started preparing goodies in my kitchen. Today I boiled up a

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Breads

Maple and Sage Cornbread

The cold, windy weekend weather drove me into the kitchen to bake something comforting. In less than 15 minutes I had mixed together a cornbread

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Gluten Free

Mashed Potato and Fish Cakes

Comforting mashed potatoes are accented with tender fish, formed into rounds, and then sautéed until golden and crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.

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