So I always wonder how the winter is going for everyone – we’re going to be up to 58 tomorrow but I’m bummed because it’s supposed to rain. But it was supposed to snow, so we’re lucky for this heat wave. Then down to a more seasonal 15 degrees by the end of the week. It seems the perfect time to tuck into some comfort, like this Cauliflower Au Gratin.
I originally posted this Chicken Pot Pie in November of 2011, one of my very first posts! Today, as I made it again, I updated with new photos. That night, I had been looking at Time’s Money Issue and became sidetracked. Pretty soon, I was clicking on one link after another; you know how that goes, right?
If you’ve thought a Souffle was a fancy dish, the bastion of a master chef, think again. I was charmed by this simple recipe from my Grandmother’s 1917 cook book. Not as tall or high rising as a fancy souffle, this is a simple, country souffle and is absolutely delicious. No stress and worry free, a souffle like this is right at home at breakfast, brunch or as a simple side.
Do you love Chicken Cordon Bleu as much as me? If you do, read on. If you’re a chicken cordon bleu lover, I guarantee you’re going to love this Chicken Cordon Bleu Deconstructed Casserole and love how easy it is to make. I think I actually like this casserole a little more than Chicken Cordon Bleu if that’s possible.
It’s often said by “experts” in the field of nutrition that there are no “bad” foods, but I do have to wonder about Chicken Fried Steak – it just tastes so darned good! A huge fave of Child Number Two, Kraid, who has to have it when his birthday rolls around. I pull out the cast iron and go to town. Or maybe to country?
I was watching Ann Burrell the other day “The Best Thing I Ever Made,” a Food Network show – she turned out an Eggs Flameco that looked marvelous – that recipe, though, reminded me of another old favorite, and a much healthier one: Eggs Florentine.
Can we talk Tuna Noodle Casserole? Why? Because my blog tells me people are looking for it. Particularly Meta Givens Tuna Noodle Casserole Supreme.
I’ve been making Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup with Wild Rice for ages. Decades. Long before I even had kids. Way back when I was just figuring out how to really expand my cooking skills beyond what my Mom taught me, I picked up one of those little paperback cookbooks near the grocery store check out stand. Do they still have those little cookbooks – I’ve become blind to everything stuck near the checkout stand, placed there to tempt you!
I truly do think the leftovers are the best part of any Holiday dinner, and here’s one of my favorite ways to use them. While traditionally made with turkey, Hot Browns are great made with either turkey or ham. As a matter of fact, when I make Hot Browns, I can usually count on an extra teenager or two hanging around until dinner is served. That’s ok with me – I’d rather have them at my house!
This simple little casserole works out well with Ham, Chicken or Turkey. This is nothing fancy, just “down home” cooking, and it is a great “learner” dish for a child or teenager, and especially using the short cuts.
If there ever was a universal comfort, at least in the Midwest and maybe even the rest of the country, it has got to be Scalloped Potatoes. Rich and creamy, bubbly and hot golden brown deliciousness, pulled right from the oven and placed at the table! I mean c’mon! This is the recipe for Scalloped Potatoes, like the ones your Grandma made.
This quick, easy standby is a kid pleaser, for sure, made on the stove top in minutes, using ingredients you’re likely to have on hand. Especially if you have any leftover or already cooked chicken or turkey. Serve your Updated Chicken a la King over popovers, maybe these easy and fun Popovers in a Muffin Tin and this old farmhouse staple seems fresh and current.
If you’re looking for a dynamite casserole, one that practically screams “comfort” and one that’s easy to make, serves a crowd and comes in at a budget, this is the one, Cheesy Chicken or Turkey Noodle Casserole.
This is a casserole that brings casseroles to a whole new level. Bright. Vibrant. Fresh. If you want to look like a genius, serve this Artichoke Chicken or Turkey Casserole to weekend guests for brunch, bring to a buffet or a potluck, or make it, just for your loved ones, on a cold, winter day.
This old-fashioned recipe, Turkey or Chicken Newburg is a family fave…simple, comforting, delish. Think of this when you have leftover chicken or turkey – it’s a part of my “Twelve Days of Turkey” posting. (That “12 Days” was my cutesy way of naming my collection of over 40 dishes that are easily made with either leftover turkey or chicken.)
Long known as a budget classic, various versions of S.O.S. have floated around for years. The problem? It’s a little dull, even for comfort food. This dish is in serious need of an extreme make-over.