Tag: Comfort food

Mashed potatoes topped with short ribs and fresh thyme

Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs

As I prepare to close out 2020, I wanted to share a simple and comforting recipe with you. It doesn’t have much of a back story other than I tried making it for the first time and loved it. Which I guess is a good story in and of itself. […]

Creamy sausage and potato soup with bread on the side

Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup

Today I want to share with you a very simple recipe for a very comforting, delightful dish – Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup. I planned on calling it “Creamy Sausage and Vegetable Soup” as it also has onion, garlic, carrots, and spinach in it. But Creamy Sausage and Potato just […]

Bowl of pureed carrot soup topped with prosciutto pieces and basil

Carrot Soup with Crispy Prosciutto

I originally shared this recipe in May of 2019. When I revisited it recently, I decided to change it up a little bit. It is still the same delicious carrot soup, with the same delicious crispy prosciutto. I only made a minor change in the prep work stage that allows […]

Non stick skillet with Italian sausage, bell peppers, spinach and onions

Easy Dinner: Italian Sausage with Peppers

Italian Sausage is one of the very few things I always have on hand. I could sing praises to it all day, every day, because it truly deserves it. It is relatively inexpensive, especially when you evaluate what you get. It’s full of healthy fats, it’s delicious and perfectly seasoned, […]

Brown sugar and cinnamon apple hand pies topped with ice cream

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies

This recipe originated as a savory dish with a store-bought crust. I had a crust leftover from Thanksgiving, as well as leftover chicken and an appetite for buttery, flaky crust holding something delicious. I was so happy with the result that I started experimenting with the homemade crust and a […]

White bowl with traditional Russian borscht and topped with green onion

Traditional Russian Borscht

Some posts take a very long time to “cook”. This is one of them! Most people have heard the word Borscht, yet very few people are familiar with traditional Russian Borscht itself. Chances are, unless someone has cooked it for you – you imagine the Campbell’s Soup canned variety. I […]

Stainless steel pan with tomato sauce, topped with Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh basil

Tomato Sauce

I used to feel very intimidated by any kind of tomato sauce. Not by the jarred stuff in the store, obviously, but by the process of making it. I tend to practice what I call “intuitive cooking”. I cook a lot, and I like to try things and see how […]

Small Dutch oven filled with chili and topped with cilantro

No Bean Chili with Sausage

Chili is one of the things I have missed having switched to a primarily low-carb / ketogenic diet. Even though I eat (or cook with) carbs at least once a week, some things just don’t make the cut anymore. Traditional chili is, unfortunately, one of those things, so I had […]