Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Of Beef With Truffle Mashed Potatoes Fall off the bone tender Short Ribs of Beef that have been slowly braised then piled on top of truffle mashed potatoes and drizzled with a red wine sauce is one of the most comforting meals you can imagine. Go into a nice restaurant this […]

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Pasta With Beans And Greens

A steamy bowl of  Pasta With Beans And Greens is a comforting, delicious and yet healthy meal. Prepared in under 30 minutes from the simplest of ingredients, this Italian dish is also budget friendly, making it perfect to serve your family during the week. Meals like this are often referred to as Italian peasant food […]

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Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

After a two week holiday in warm and sunny Florida, my husband and I returned to our home in New Hampshire where we were greeted with 30 inches of snow on the ground. When temperatures are below freezing and it is snowing outside, who wouldn’t like A Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie. Moist, tender chicken and colorful vegetables […]

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Three Cheese Mac And Cheese Gratin

One of the “top ten” comfort foods on most everyone’s list has to be pasta. Dig deeper into which pasta dish would be at the top of the list and the answer would probably be macaroni and cheese. It is such a favorite that most of us have given it the nickname of mac and […]

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Comfort And Joy Of The Holiday Season

It is the time of year to share the comfort and joy of the holiday season with friends. I like to dress up our home, making it sparkle and invite friends to our annual Christmas party. It takes me a few days to get the house ready because I like to decorate all the rooms […]

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Back To Reality

For anyone who loves food, eating every meal out for three weeks in wonderful restaurants sounds like a dream and it is.  For three weeks my husband and I enjoyed having delicious food that was served to us in either small restaurants in charming out of the way villages or in famous restaurants where only […]

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Crispy Panko Chicken With Smoky Bacon Gravy

Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food with its crunchy skin and batter. It was one of my favorite meals that my mother made on Sunday when I was growing up.  A whole chicken would be cut up, battered and then deep-fried in oil in a large cast iron skillet until golden brown. It was […]

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Slow Braised Beef Brisket

Slow braised beef brisket fills the kitchen with such wonderful aromas that you may find yourself pacing in front of the oven wanting to take a peak but don’t. The secret to melt in your mouth tenderness is the steam from the vegetables and broth totally enveloping the meat. Just remember that low and slow […]

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Escarole and Beans / Minestra de Scarola e Fagioli

Sometimes in our busy lives we want a quick meal but we still want it to be healthy, delicious and if it is economical so much the better. Italians have been cooking a simple peasant dish that I and so many others love, Minestra de Scarola e Fagioli or better known to us as escarole […]

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American Comfort Food With A Mexican Twist

I think that there nothing more comforting on chilly night than a meatloaf in the oven filling the kitchen with wonderful aromas. Ok, don’t make a face. Meatloaf is like Rodney Dangerfield…it gets no respect. While most people love a good meatloaf, there are those of you that grew up hating the unappealing, blah, loaf […]

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