Archives: Comfort Food

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

March 3, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes.

It’s a rare person who can resist a piece of freshly made coffee cake, especially when it’s spiced with a cinnamon ripple filling and sprinkled with a streusel topping. Paired with a cup of hot coffee — mmm, heaven! The directions give you the choice of baking in a 9×13 pan or two 9″ round cake pans. I chose • Read More »

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Cat Head Biscuits

February 26, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cat Head Biscuits | Filed in: Baking, Bread, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I was instantly intrigued by this recipe because of it’s name and because my family loves biscuits. This Cat Head version is super easy to make (no rolling pin required), and they bake up tender, fluffy and delicious! They don’t have the flaky texture that a rolled out biscuit has but they are tasty all the same…and perfect when slathered • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

April 24, 2013 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes, Spring, Summer.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake is one of those recipes you need to know how to make: easy-to-make biscuits layered with juicy strawberries and freshly whipped cream…heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer! My biscuit cutter is a little smaller than 2 1/2″ so I got a few more biscuits out of the batch. I like to use coarse • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Heartland Turkey and Vegetable Chowder

November 29, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Heartland Turkey and Vegetable Chowder | Filed in: Comfort Food, Holidays, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Vegetable.

I’m always on the search for new ways to use up leftover turkey, which is what led me to this delicious soup. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and herbs, and you can substitute different veggies depending on what you have on hand. For instance, I used green beans instead of zucchini. Serve with crusty bread • Read More »

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in: Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s • Read More »

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Southern Biscuits

October 13, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Can anyone resist a fresh biscuit still warm from the oven? It’s definitely one of life’s simple pleasures! These light and fluffy Southern Biscuits are easy to make so you’ll never need to buy another can o’ biscuits again! We’ve made this recipe many times and the biscuits always come out perfect. You gotta love Alton • Read More »

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

August 28, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Recipes.

I love secret ingredient recipes, and you’d never know there was shredded zucchini hiding inside this moist, chocolatey cake. Even my Picky Eater who normally runs away from zucchini (and many other “green” things) commented that he liked it. The cake is great on it’s own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. While • Read More »

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Chicken and Rice Soup with Spinach, Lemon and Dill

March 22, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken and Rice Soup with Spinach, Lemon and Dill | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

It’s officially Spring but it’s still a bit chilly here in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, we got a surprise couple inches of snow last night so school is on a two-hour late start this morning. While the kids are out playing in the fluffy white stuff, I’m thinking about what soup I’ll be making today. Here’s • Read More »

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