Posts Tagged comfort food

Recipe for Egg Salad

Apr 12th, 2010 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »
Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwich

I’d never eaten an egg salad sandwich until about a year ago. I know that sounds silly as they’re supposed to be something of a staple sandwich. Or perhaps just an alternative to PB&J? But when I came across this recipe, which was so simple, yet so flavorful, I had to try egg salad.

To my pleasure, this egg salad sandwich rocks. It’s so good, I’ll admit to eating the egg salad even without bread. (If you’re interested in making your own bread to go along, I highly recommend this white bread which I’ve made a dozen times.)

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Recipe for Kale Chips

Feb 22nd, 2010 Posted in Snack | no comment »
Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I have a potato chip obsession, but slowly kale chips, which are far more healthy for you, have been replacing my salty, crunchy cravings. These are easy to make. They also cook super quickly.

I’ve used a variety of kale — green kale, red Russian kale, and Italian kale — and my favorite is red Russian kale as it’s a little sweeter.

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Pie Mania: Blackberry Rhubarb and Raspberry Rhubarb Pies

May 4th, 2009 Posted in Dessert | no comment »

I went a little nuts making pies. I blame two things: 1) my love of it and 2) Twin Peaks. Jason and I had a little bit of a marathon, which included a lot of baking.

Twin Peaks loves pie

Twin Peaks and David Lynch loves pie

For the pie crust, I used my grandma’s flour crust recipe. Which is great as it makes 4 to 5 pie crusts and is easy to refrigerate or freeze if you need to use the rest another day. And if you have some extra, as I did, you can make flaky cookies.
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Spinach Quesadillas

Mar 14th, 2009 Posted in Main Dish | no comment »

I was asked by a reader to post some of my favorite quick recipes. The ones that I make when I don’t have the time, energy, or the willingness to really cook a meal. The times that I don’t make Jason cook, which always ends up with some variation of Kraft Mac’n’Cheese and hot dogs (vegetarian ones for me) on his George Foreman Grill.

My spinach quesadillas were an invention and necessity when I was in college. A combination of inspiration from my childhood — my mother was a big fan of the “cheese melts in the microwave” mantra — and crepes from a little restaurant that used to be in my hometown. In college, I distracted an entire senior creative writing class, who were extremely tired of school food, with their delicious aroma.

Spinach Quesadillas

Spinach Quesadillas
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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme

Jan 27th, 2009 Posted in Side Dish | no comment »

I love red potatoes. They are by far my favorite. I love them boiled and roasted. I’ll even eat them cooked with nothing on them. This recipe, originally from Foodnetwork’s Paula Deen, is simply and delicious. The original one calls for garlic, which due to my food allergies, I substituted thyme.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme
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Roasted Acorn Squash with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Jan 6th, 2009 Posted in Side Dish | no comment »

This is a recipe from my friend, B. This acorn squash is very light and serves as a great change from the traditional heaps of brown sugar and marshmallow mix. This is sweet, yet not overwhelming.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Roasted Acorn Squash with Orange-Ginger Dressing
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Baked Sweet Potato and Chile Wedges

Dec 26th, 2008 Posted in Side Dish | no comment »

These are delicious and really simple to make. Sweet and spicy. Plus, they give you something else to do with sweet potatoes during the holiday season. Original recipe here.

Baked Sweet Potato and Chile Wedges

Baked Sweet Potato and Chile Wedges
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Cream of Tomato Soup

Dec 5th, 2008 Posted in Soup | no comment »

I love a good bowl of tomato soup with an accompanying grilled cheese sandwich. It’s something I grew up on. It reminds me of colder fall and winter weekends where my mom and I had been outside all day and needed something quick, hearty, and warm.

Cream of Tomato Soup and grilled cheese

The original recipe comes from the Skinny Chef. Hers was a little more low-fat than mine and contained chicken.

This soup certain beats anything out of a can. (Sorry, mom.)

Cream of Tomato Soup
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Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Pies

Nov 29th, 2008 Posted in Dessert | 2 comments »

I love pie and pumpkin pie is by far my favorite pie. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is pumpkin pie. (Even though all ingredients are available all year around, no one has heard my protest to make pumpkin pie a yearly pie.) Delicious pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie
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