Casseroles & Comfort Food

Simply the World’s Easiest Mac ‘N’ Cheese

You’ve probably seen those recurring posts for slow cooker mac ‘n’ cheese? They look SO easy, but do they actually work? After all, when it comes to cooking, “easy” doesn’t always equal “good.” I’m here to tell you that the idea of slow cooker mac “n” cheese not only works, it’s brilliant! I’m never making […]

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 […]

Roasted Provencal Chicken Thighs

In the mood for something savory, simple, comforting, and healthy? I ran across a variation of this recipe several years ago. Weirdly, immediately after I “discovered” this simple peasant food, celebrity chefs starting popping up with their own personal incarnations, but with fancier names and more costly ingredients. Well, there’s no need to go all […]

Pickle It!

Summer’s bounty is upon is and it is a glorious thing! The Farmer’s Market is literally bursting with fresh produce. I got carried away at yesterday’s White Rock Local Market and brought home a sweet little basket of pickling cucumbers with no idea of actually making any pickles. The I looked at my very most […]

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