Tag Archives: comfort food

Butternut Squash Soup

It’s fall, the temperatures are dropping, and here is a magnificent soup. Roasted in a pan and pureed with stock, simple and delicious!

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American Chop Suey

As a kid growing up in New England, one of my favorite comfort foods was my mom’s American Chop Suey. It’s a casserole made with ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a seasoned tomato sauce. Folks outside of New England call … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Casserole

Leftover chicken + egg noodles = comfort food on the fly! It took me fifteen minutes to put this together, twenty in the oven, and dinner was served. While it’s baking, toss a salad to serve on the side. Quick … Continue reading

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Rustic Chicken Stew

There’s nothing better on a cold night than this hearty chicken stew with beans, veggies, and pasta. When the temperatures drop, I want to cook everything – pot roast, bread, and this stew – in my Dutch oven. This comfort … Continue reading

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Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce

It’s been a wallop of a week heading into March – it was snowing sideways on Friday, with winds that were powerful enough to take down trees in our neighborhood. While we enjoyed some mild weather in February, it’s back … Continue reading

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Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

My mom used to make this – comfort food at it’s best, and so easy! Take a bottom round roast, place it on a sheet of foil, top with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix, seal up the … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan and Polenta

Polenta and eggplant parmesan is cold weather comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy polenta paired with meaty eggplant topped with a spicy tomato gravy and mozzarella – it’s good stuff! Any leftover eggplant can be layered in a small baking … Continue reading

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Faced with a lot of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner – I decided to forgo making crêpes and turn my attention to the one dish beauty of a casserole. Turkey tetrazzini is simple to make, and it calls for ingredients that you pretty … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods, along with rice pudding, and baked macaroni and cheese. I’ve been wanting to make this for a while, but didn’t have individual oven proof bowls, then it occured to me … Continue reading

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Diner Banana Cream Pie

My fondest memories of eating at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s were the individually wrapped slices of pie displayed in a dome covered cake stand on the counter. If I finished my grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, my grandmother would … Continue reading

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