Category Archives: comfort food

Champ, or how to Irish up your Mashed Potatoes

Are you looking for something to jazz up your corned beef and cabbage Saint Patrick’s Day dinner or perhaps a way to liven up boring old mashed potatoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let me tell you … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Therapy

After being home for the Christmas holidays for 2 weeks, I am nervous about returning to work. Not so much the going to work bit, but the getting the kids out of bed and carted off to daycare bit. I … Continue reading

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Baked Falafel Patties

Falafels are Middle Eastern patties primarily made of mashed up chick peas that I think are a little piece of heaven.  I don’t remember when I first had falafel but it may have been at the Middle East Restaurant and … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower – A Beautiful Little Side Dish

  Cauliflower was one of the vegetables my Little Missy used to eat with no problems back in the days before she went on veggie strike.  She ate it steamed, straight up. Then I was able to convince her to … Continue reading

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Creamy Polenta and Chorizo Bake

  Totally stumped for dinner ideas and with a fridge desperately in need of restocking I was looking around the web for inspiration for some chorizo that needed to get used up.  I had an idea that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Potato and Ham Casserole – Five Ingredients and It’s Done!

I’ve been struggling lately with the whole cooking business. Maybe it’s the nightly power struggles to get my little girl to eat; maybe it’s the shorter days and dreary weather, complete with a recent October Nor’Easter that knocked out power … Continue reading

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My Culinary Crush: Cacio e Pepe

That’s spaghetti with pecorino romano and black pepper. Oh, you thought it was going to be a chef? I can crush on food, right?  I mean I can eat food but I’ll never know any of these celebrity chefs.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup in One Hour

My daughter is obsessed with soup thanks in large part to a scene in Snow White in which the Seven Dwarves eat soup, slurping and making a general racket. I hate to give her canned soup because of the salt … Continue reading

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Chicken and Biscuits a la Jessica Seinfeld

So I have to admit I watch Martha Stewart.  I think she’s a freakin’ genius in the kitchen.  I don’t think though I’ve ever actually made any of her recipes because I just don’t have the time to make everything … Continue reading

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