Category Archives: comfort food

‘Oreo’ Cookies & Cream Brownies


The art of doctoring store-bought brownie mix is no surprise to most who like to bake. For years now, I have used various ingredients, swapped out liquids, and added spices as well. There are many recipes on the web for what … Continue reading

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Shamrock Shake with Irish Cream


One would think that the McDonald’s Shamrock shake is the symbol of St Patrick’s Day. Why not forego the four-leaf clover and leprechaun? Everyone loves a good milk shake and this one is even better as it is laced with Irish … Continue reading

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Creamy White Bean Soup


White bean soup is a great and simple meal for cooler days. It is also a perfect make ahead soup as the flavors only get better as it sits. This particular recipe is a lighter version because there is a … Continue reading

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real mushroom soup with a touch of lemon


There is nothing like cream of mushroom soup. Mushrooms may be a short term craze as of late and they are worth the cravings as they are an excellent source of iron, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, copper, and zinc. This soup is divine. It is another … Continue reading

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white bean and kale soup


Kale may be my new food addiction. I can’t get it out of my mind and continue to think of recipes that kale goes well in. This is a delicious recipe. The ingredients are simple yet the flavors are fantastic. The beans … Continue reading

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spicy pork and chili-pepper goulash (stew)


  Jamie Oliver does it again. This is a fantastic stew with a unique balance of sweetness and spice. The bell peppers sweeten the dish as the chilies and caraway counter the sweetness with their spiciness. The addition of the … Continue reading

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Egg McMuffin Panini


this is one doctored up egg mcmuffin, or perhaps you could call it a gourmet version of mcdonalds egg mcmuffin. either way, it is an easy breakfast for those of us who prefer to stay clear of the golden arches. a … Continue reading

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pasta scramble with lemon, peas, and parm


often times i ask my husband to boil extra pasta for leftovers. with soccer practices and many lunches and dinners on the run, leftovers play a crucial role in this household. there is no need to resort to fast food … Continue reading

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turkey meatloaf


i have tried many turkey meatloaf recipes before and find this one the best. it is so moist that you might forget it is turkey in this meatloaf and not red meat. it is recommended using dark turkey meat for … Continue reading

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tortellini soup with spinach and tomato


my mom used to make a similar version of this on cold winter nights. not sure what it was about tortellini soup but i found great comfort in it. even in college, i would call home for the recipe and … Continue reading

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