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Tag: comfort food

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

Nothing tastes more like Autumn than a delicious bowl of homemade pumpkin ravioli in sage brown butter sauce, especially when garnished with toasted pecans and a dusting of amaretti cookie for a tiny touch of sweetness. I like to serve this with a starter of Read More..

COMFORTING SHEPHERD’S PIE

COMFORTING SHEPHERD’S PIE

This comforting shepherd’s pie is a hearty, warm casserole that is an entire meal in itself.  Ground beef and vegetables in a rich gravy are topped with a cheesy, fluffy, mashed potato topping.  I like to serve this beside a simple vegetable salad, like my Read More..

PITTSBURGH STYLE HAM BARBECUE SANDWICH

PITTSBURGH STYLE HAM BARBECUE SANDWICH

This iconic Pittsburgh style ham barbecue sandwich is a craveable chopped meat sandwich simmered in a sweet and sour sauce. Every family in Pittsburgh had their variation on the recipe.  My family adored pickle relish in ours.  I love the tart, dill pickle tastes with Read More..

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

If you’ve never had ‘Jewish Penicillin’, then you are in for a treat!  This classic matzoh ball soup has tender, rich matzoh balls in flavorful homemade chicken stock.  This recipe is a weekend project, but it serves a lot of people, freezes beautifully, and is Read More..

LEMON HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN

LEMON HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN

Is there anything that feels more homey and comforting than a roasted chicken?  This lemon herb-roasted chicken takes your mom’s Sunday roasted chicken and bumps it up a notch.  It’s flavored with fresh lemon, thyme, rosemary, and sage, onion, wine, and chicken stock.  It’s moist, Read More..

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

This classic tuna melt is so easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner.  It’s perfect in its simplicity – the buttery crunch of the bread, the gooey cheese, and savory tuna filling make for the ultimate comfort food.  You may find yourself craving these Read More..

ONE PAN BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

ONE PAN BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

An easy one-pan meal that uses leftover beef and some of the cans you have stockpiled in your pantry.  Ready in less than 20 minutes, this simple enchilada skillet will be a family favorite. As you can see, this isn’t a pretty dish, but it Read More..

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

These delicious Maryland Hot wings are made with Old Bay Hotsauce.  They have just enough heat with the savory tang of Old Bay Seasoning. Did you get caught up in the Old Bay Hot Sauce craze?  They released a limited batch of sauce that sold Read More..

EASY HOT DOG CHILI

EASY HOT DOG CHILI

This recipe may transport you back to your childhood when you sat with friends, eating a hot dog slathered with a rich beefy chili, and laughing as it dripped onto your shorts or down your arm. Easy Hot Dog Chili is just that…easy.  Whip up Read More..

PECAN PIE WAFFLES

PECAN PIE WAFFLES

Since we’re all home and wondering what to do with ourselves, let’s make light and fluffy waffles!  These tender waffles, chock full of pecans, are topped with a rich butter pecan syrup. Round up those kids and sit down together for a warm and cozy Read More..

EGGS IN PURGATORY

EGGS IN PURGATORY

When you want something different, imagine a skillet of spicy, savory tomato sauce, eggs that are poached on top, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese then served with crusty Italian bread for dipping and wiping up all that delicious sauce.  It is a perfect brunch recipe Read More..

EASY DIRTY RICE

EASY DIRTY RICE

Dirty rice is a Cajun classic usually served as a side dish.  This version is hearty enough to serve as a main course. I like to make this a spicy meal by serving this Cajun classic with Extra Flavorful Jalapeno Poppers, a few Southern Hush Read More..

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

A classic Italian recipe that is hearty enough to be a full meal with a loaf of crusty bread. This soup recipe is a delicious way to warm up on a chilly day.  I like to serve this with a Fennel and Orange Salad With Read More..

PASTA CARBONARA

PASTA CARBONARA

This easy pasta recipe tastes surprisingly rich and decadent.  Tender linguine and salty pancetta tossed in a creamy, egg and parmesan cheese sauce – all using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  Its a wonderful and comforting dish that’s ready in less than 30 Read More..

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this delicious, cheesy soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s perfect to sip on a chilly evening. Garnish the soup with croutons, sliced scallions, or chopped ham or bacon.  It really deserves the title of the best cheese Read More..