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 […]

Bread, Glorious Bread!

Fresh Apple Cake with Buttery Maple Syrup Glaze

There’s a crisp bite to the night air. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Election ads have finally stopped running. Yes, it’s officially Autumn! Bring on the Pumpkin Pie! Or Cranberry Loaf! Or apple anything as long as it involves sugar and butter! I’m loving this moist cakey quick bread which feature chunks of apples […]

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