Posts Tagged ‘Comfort Food’

Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara

October 25, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara | Filed in Comfort Food, Italian, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes

  If you’ve never made homemade meatballs, it’s time to step up to the plate and give it a swing. Sure, you can buy a bag of them at the grocery store but there’s really no comparison between a good, homemade meatball and the spongey, frozen store-bought variety! These Sicilian Meatballs are flavored with fresh herbs, good parmesan cheese (worth […]

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Chicken Potpie Pasta

January 21, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Potpie Pasta | Filed in Chicken, Christmas, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Thanksgiving

  This recipe for Chicken Potpie Pasta is an easy-to-fix twist on the classic comfort food dish. You get all the chicken potpie flavors without the fuss of making pie crust…perfect for a weeknight meal! I added a little white wine and some freshly chopped parsley to the sauce, and substituted a cup or so […]

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Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings

November 11, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings | Filed in Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

I was hankering for comfort food the other day and decided to try my hand at chicken and dumplings. Having never made this dish before, I chose a recipe by Lisa Schroeder, owner of Mother’s Bistro. Mother’s Bistro is famous around Portland for it’s classic comfort food and let me tell you, this recipe did not disappoint: plump, […]

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Balsamic Beef Stew

November 9, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew is classic comfort food. It’s a simple dish yet satisfying to the core. This recipe for Balsamic Beef Stew filled the house with a wonderful aroma while it slowly simmered on the stove, and was the perfect meal for a cold Fall day. Husband was almost giddy when he found out what we were having […]

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Braised Chicken with Mushrooms

September 23, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Autumn, Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

  In honor of the first day of Autumn, here’s a good comfort food recipe for Braised Chicken with Mushrooms. This simple yet flavorful dish will definitely be making it onto my dinner table throughout the comfort food months! The medly of mushrooms and a little Madeira (or dry sherry) make a delicious, earthy sauce for the […]

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Mother’s Crunchy French Toast

May 7, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Crunchy French Toast | Filed in Bread, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Holidays, Recipes

This recipe for Mother’s Crunchy French Toast is, without a doubt, the best French toast I’ve ever made. Period. I’ve also ordered it at the source, Mother’s Bistro in downtown Portland, and this recipe produces a restaurant-worthy breakfast dish! It’s easy, extremely delicious and would make a great start to the day for mom (or anyone else for that matter!). Because […]

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Guinness Beef Stew

March 13, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew of any kind is always a winner in my house! So with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d give Guinness Beef Stew a try. Even if you’re not a fan of the famous dark Irish beer, you’ll still love this stew! The Guinness Draught beer makes the stew rich and chocolatey without giving […]

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Turnip and Potato Mash

January 13, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Turnip and Potato Mash | Filed in Christmas, Comfort Food, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite comfort foods, and it’s hard to improve on this classic dish. I made a new recipe the other night that just might be my new standard mashed potato recipe: Turnip and Potato Mash. Now before you turn up your nose (okay, bad joke), hear me out on this one. These mashed […]

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes

September 16, 2010 by andrea | 14 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Potatoes

This recipe for Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes is definitely comfort food. Plus, it’s a simple enough meal to pull together on a weeknight…you’ve got to love that! Husband was delighted when he walked in the door from work and was greeted with the wonderful fragrance of roast chicken. I pretty much followed the recipe except […]

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Roast Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar and Sage

November 11, 2009 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Recipes

A good roast chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods. This recipe, an updated version of a classic, uses balsamic vinegar which adds flavor and creates a great pan sauce that gets drizzled over the carved chicken. It’s hard to believe that something this good is so easy to make. The recipe says it […]

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