Tag Archives: comfort

Salisbury Steak

This is a classic recipe found at any late-night diner as a blue-plate special. It is also very tasty and simple to make. Salisbury Steak For patties 1 lb ground beef 2 tbsp garlic chopped fine 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce … Continue reading

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Not Quite Minestrone

For those folks who believe that minestrone should be made only with vegetables I suggest you cover your ears and hum. Or if it must have tomato in it. I am. Of course I am also really enjoying what a … Continue reading

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Squash Soup

Aside from a little bacon, this is a lighter take on cream-based soups through the use of Greek yogurt. That’s not saying that cream couldn’t be used instead to finish it. I used a turban squash, but any yellow acorn … Continue reading

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The Quest for Greens

As a Yankee in the south, I try to fit in as best as possible. Of course my perfect, non-regional, diction usually gives me away. Alas, I am cursed with the ability to complete a sentence without a minute pause … Continue reading

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Cornflake Chicken

This dish is one of my wife’s favorite comfort foods. Her mother made it when she was growing up and she taught it to me. Of course it is really just homemade shake and bake, but that is what makes … Continue reading

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This is classic Italian comfort food. I can still remember my grandfather picking through the dry beans discarding any that even looked slightly off color. Lentil soup 2 cups lentils 1 cup white wine 16 cups water or mix of … Continue reading

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