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Banana Cream Pudding

for pie, parfaits, pavlova and even (yummm) plain Because no judgment, promise, if anyone's tempted to spoon warm pudding right from the pot. But if – IF – there's pudding leftover, one pudding recipe makes a traditional Banana Cream Pie and Banana Cream Pudding Parfaits (think banana cream pie in a cup!) and Banana Cream Pudding Pavlova. Any one would be perfect for Pi Day that's coming up fast on March 14th. Or delighting those you love, any day of the year. Did you hear? It's been a pudding factory around here, getting the recipe exactly right. Okay, okay, so it really wasn't a factory even if I've made more Banana Cream Pudding in the last month than in my whole life.It all started with a plaintive plea for Banana Cream Pie, that's the "favorite man pie" in my circle. Just mention Banana Cream Pie and suddenly the men-folk get dreamy far-away looks and then hopeful grins, whether nine or almost-ninety or any age in between. Who can resist? Pie o…

Spiced Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower Tagine

The Recipe: A one-pot supper, chicken and roasted cauliflower with warm spices and a touch of sour from the exquisite Spiced Preserved Lemons. The Conversation: Treasured Sunday-morning rituals. Do you have a morning ritual that you treasure? Here, it's the Sunday-morning ritual that I most treasure. It starts early, always with coffee, usually outside under the big maple tree when it's warm, usually tucked in by the fire when it's cold. A grand plan for breakfast emerges, I'm happy to turn over the reins for man-style bacon and eggs, nearly always with no-recipe vegetables of some sort cooked and presented beautifully and other than delicious, never the same twice. My job is to go for the Sunday papers, the dog shares this duty, it's a half mile up and back.So no, it's not church. But even so, it's a holy time, one of reverence, spiritual uplift and human communion. I like to think God approves. My favorite part of the Sunday papers? The Times Sunday Magaz…