I come from a long line of New Englanders. Hearty folk who've weathered close to three centuries of blustery Maine winters. They're no fuss and no nonsense. And they like Grape-Nuts...for dessert. If that sounds a bit austere to you, don't feel sorry for them, Grape-Nuts Pudding is wicked simple to make and as comforting as any dessert you might find on your Nana's table, if your Nana was from Down East.
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Though it's across the street from legendary sandwichery, Cole's, JJ Sandwich Shop in downtown Los Angeles is the sort of nondescript city deli you could easily walk by for years without ever really noticing—but then you'd miss a menu of simple, satisfying, affordable sandwiches, served in a neighborhood that tends more toward tasty-but-pricey lunch eats. Despite its modest storefront digs, the mom-and-pop shop has developed a loyal clientele who stop in not only for the menu of classic deli sandwiches, salads, and a few hot teriyaki dishes, but also for a little TLC from the quiet but affable owners, who will offer you a slice of watermelon or part of an orange while you wait for your lunch.
I suppose I should start by saying that peanut butter and jelly has never been one of my favorite sandwiches. I've always been more of a turkey or tuna girl. But this jelly roll-like loaf made of peanut butter dough and lined with jelly from My Bread by Jim Lahey looked way too delicious not to share, no matter where you stand on PB&J.