Simple Pleasures Of Autumn’s Golden Days

the golden days of autumn

Autumn pleases all the senses as days turn cooler and the landscape becomes a riot of golden colors. Leaves crunch under our feet as we gather pinecones to decorate our homes and our kitchens are filled with sweet aromas of pies baking as we prepare to gather in thanks for nature’s bounty. Autumn or fall, […]

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Lobster Mac And Cheese

lobster mac and cheese

What’s better than lobster, I would say it’s Lobster Mac and Cheese. Creamy mac and cheese baked until golden brown is yummy and delicious comfort food but adding sweet and succulent lobster meat to it creates magic in your mouth. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy having this upscale comfort meal on a special […]

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Beef, Barley And Mushroom Stew

beef, barley and mushroom stew

Cook boneless short ribs of beef, nutty barley and earthy mushrooms low and slow in a deeply flavored beef, porcini and red wine broth. You will be rewarded with a delicious and satisfying stew that is the perfect example of comfort food to enjoy on a cool night. I call this beef, barley and mushroom […]

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creamy potato and fennel au gratin

potatoes au gratin

Cheesy, creamy and delicious, Potato and Fennel au Gratin, is the ultimate comfort food for fall and winter evening meals. Thinly sliced potatoes baked in cream with Gruyere and Fontina cheese, this brown and bubbly gratin can be prepared ahead of time making it the perfect holiday side dish. Potatoes, cheese and cream, three ingredients […]

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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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