Tag: comfort food

Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Banana Muffins

With all the excrement hitting the rotary oscillators these days, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been challenging. I am quite sure I am not alone in discovering I had some very overripe bananas that simply had to be used up, so they would not be thrown out. Generally banana bread ...

Saturday Evening Pasta: Carbonara

Now that the thought of food does not turn my stomach inside out, and I can consume more than three bites and three sips at a time, I can get back to cooking. There has been some bacon in the fridge for a while, and allowing bacon to go bad and be thrown away is ...

Saturday Evening Pasta-Comfort Food Sunday Double Feature: Spaghetti and Meatballs-The Family You Choose

When I am looking for something that will comfort me while I am cooking it, as well as while I’m eating it, my go-to choice is usually Italian food. I am not Italian, and I did not grow up eating much Italian food, but I have learned to cook a variety of cuisines, and Italian is my favorite ...

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Comfort Food Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner

I love putting together a big family breakfast. Family breakfast could be homemade pancakes, waffles, or French toast, almost always with eggs the way everyone likes them, either sausage or bacon, sometimes fresh fruit if I need to feel saintly. It could be a big pan of scrambled eggs and diced ham with freshly baked muffins, ...

Cherished

While making Jambalaya last week, I used up the last of my Creole Spice Blend, so today, feeling a need to start setting things right, I made another batch. There are a lot of ingredients in it, resulting in a lot of spice jars on the counter. I took the opportunity to gently wipe the outside ...

Gingerbread with Caramel Oranges

(It’s cold, wet, and dark here in New Hampshire today, and I’m struggling a bit. If you know someone who struggles as the days get shorter, check in on them regularly as we progress through the difficult winter months ahead.) This is the gingerbread from a few days ago, served with a caramel orange slice ...

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Comfort Food Sunday: Sometimes It’s The Cooking, Not The Eating

As I begin this post, the aroma of slowly sautéing onions surrounds me, calming and centering me after a very long, very busy day. My morning activities stretched well into the afternoon, demanding a level of energetic social interaction that is more than I am comfortable with. Arriving home, in need of quick rejuvenation, I slathered Meyer ...