Casseroles & Comfort Food

Grandma Isabel’s Quick Comfort Food Dinner

Otherwise known as Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes! If this sounds like basic comfort food, you would be right. Isabel told me this recipe was developed out of necessity during the Great Depression as it takes a pound of hamburger and stretches it out to feed up to eight people. Isabel used a basic roux […]

Chicken

Simple Stuffed Poblanos and Homemade Salsa Verde

I have never cared for Mexican food. After moving to Dallas, Texas, I discovered that I really do LOVE authentic Mexican food. It was the gloppy, heavy, carb-laden Tex-Mex I have never been crazy about. I owe this marvelous insight to two local restaurants which have introduced me to the flavorific joy of authentic Mexican […]

Breakfasts

Old-School Crunchy & Gooey Apple Crisp

Black-eyed peas and greens are mandatory for New Year’s Day in the South. Yes, we had them yesterday with cornbread. I wasn’t going to post yet another recipe when the internet was filled with black-eyed pea recipes, but my concoction was SO good that the Official Recipe Taster kept saying,”You really should post this,” as […]

Chicken

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana…Reworked

How much do I LOVE Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana? Well, let’s just say that after going there repeatedly just to get soup, I finally got disgusted with myself and decided to figure out the recipe and start making it myself. Whether or not the following recipe is exactly theirs, I honestly haven’t a clue, but […]

Gluten-Free

Curried Eggplant with Garbanzo Beans and Spinach

I absolutely freakin’ love Indian food. Unfortunately, I have not had a great amount of success in replicating the deliciousness found at my favorite Indian food restaurant. ….until this recipe. This dish is simply omg-yum-drool-amazing and even better, it’s the easiest thing ever! Inspired, I knocked out a quick batch of naan. Don’t let the […]

Gluten-Free

The Best D*mn Vegetarian Dinner Ever

Fast. Easy. Healthy. Scrumptious! Even the Official Recipe Tester, who doesn’t think a meal is complete without meat, loved this. Now, that’s saying something! The best part of this recipe is that there is no wrong way to make this. If you don’t want to heat up the kitchen, throw it on the outdoor grill. […]

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