Category Archives: comfort food

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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turkey and pinto bean chili


my husband was going to a football game with some friends and this gave me some time to finish the christmas decorating and put together a soup or chile for dinner. i  called my sister in hopes that she might recommend a good soup … Continue reading

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chicken enchilada soup


  this is a hearty soup that could be called a stew. it is perfect for a cold evening when the soul needs some warmth and some spice. this soup definately has heat because of the peppers. it is a heat … Continue reading

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chorizo and chickpea stew with shrimp


  this rich, spicy stew is perfect for a cool fall night. the use of spanish chorizo (pork sausage flavored with smoked paprika and chilies) is important because its robust flavor is the backbone to this stew. the wine helps to round out the … Continue reading

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fall harvest pumpkin pancakes


  halloween and a four-day weekend filled with parties and events gave plenty of opportunity for great fall food recipes. from appetizers to pancakes in the morning for a group of  boys, i was able to feast on opportunity to cook. this morning. … Continue reading

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