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comfort food

Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Brie Mashed Potatoes - Creamy, indulgent, totally loaded mashed potatoes. * Recipe on

Bacon Brie mashed potatoes have all the flavors of a gourmet loaded baked potato with the ease of mashed potatoes! These are, without a doubt, the most indulgent mashed potatoes I have ever served. From time to time, I make cheesy mashed potatoes, or add a bit of bacon, but this recipe felt like a Facebook cooking video come to life. You know, those over-the-top dishes that everyone wants to…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Main Dishes

Vegan Breakfast Enchiladas

Vegan breakfast enchiladas! A delicious, savory vegan breakfast recipe that's so good, even "tofu haters" won't care. Recipe on

My easy vegan breakfast enchiladas are a perfect savory vegan weekend brunch or breakfast for dinner recipe. They’re easy to make, and it’s a recipe even omnivores will enjoy! The first words out of the Godfather’s mouth when he tried these vegan breakfast enchiladas were, “are you sure these are vegan?”. This recipe is that good. I’ve been thinking a lot about breakfast recently – it is my favorite meal…

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Soups & Stews

Romesco Potato Soup

A classic potato soup recipe is extra delicious topped with romesco sauce! It's a great weeknight dinner idea, and reheats well for lunch the next day. Recipe on

A different take on romesco potatoes, my Romesco Potato Soup is creamy, comforting, and perfect for cool winter evenings! I keep my potatoes and onions in a teacup shaped wire basket on the counter. The garlic sits in the saucer section. It’s rather cute, until we have moments when I don’t realize I have three white potatoes sitting under a small mountain of onions and I buy three more potatoes, and then…

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Daufuskie Soup

Daufuskie Soup - A creamy seafood soup recipe inspired by coastal South Carolina. Recipe on

This Daufuskie Soup recipe is a decadent, creamy seafood soup inspired by the cuisine of coastal South Carolina. The Godfather and I love taking our little family circus on road trips. I don’t know if it’s because we know we have “work mandated” road trips when we relocate for his job every few years, or if it’s just a love of the adventure and the time spent together, but it’s…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Rahmschnitzel – German Schnitzel with Mushroom Cream Sauce

An authentic German recipe for Rahmschnitzel - schnitzel with a from scratch mushroom cream sauce.

I was raised better, but I swear I lick the plate every single time I make this dish and I have no shame. The mushroom cream sauce alone is that good, and since we first tried this at a delicious German restaurant in Colorado Springs last summer, I’ve had to make it several times at home, especially in October as a mini-Oktoberfest celebration food. …

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Thai ginger lemongrass soup - Authentic Tom Kha Gai - A nourishing and healthy Thai soup recipe by

This month it was my turn to pick the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge, and my choice was 100% based on this soup. I picked coconut, since the soup has coconut milk, and I knew it would be an easy ingredient to source for everyone; galangal and lemongrass aren’t always so simple. 😉 But this is the Godfather’s favorite Thai soup, his metric for all Thai restaurants we visit,…

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Cheesy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Actually cheesy broccoli cheese soup recipe!

Do you know why people love broccoli cheese soup? Because it’s cheesy and thick and comforting. Do you know what most of the recipes I’ve tried online aren’t? Cheesy and thick, so they can’t be comforting. I have tried *many* recipes, copycat recipes, big name blogger recipes, major food site recipes, little food blogger recipes, and couldn’t find “the one”. I wanted that recipe that was going to give me the…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads

Texas Toast Challah & How to Make a 6 Strand Braided Bread {video}

Challah bread is a braided egg bread and a traditional part of Jewish meals on the Sabbath and holidays. Depending on where you live, challah bread is also very commonly found in grocery stores and bakeries, because it has this slightly sweet yet savory flavor and a dreamy texture making it perfect for eating alone, or using for everything from sandwiches to French toast. In fact, my first blog post…

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Main Dishes

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is the perfect Southern comfort food. So delicious and easy to make at home from scratch! Get the recipe on

This post has been updated as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better photos to delicious recipes!   There are days I’m homesick for a place I only called home for a short while. I want to go back to where the tea was a little too sweet, everyone who didn’t drink coffee in the morning likely had a Diet Coke, there was such thing as the office…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Crispy Oven Roasted Pork Belly

Crispy Pork Belly is easy to make in the oven. This recipe has a beautiful blend of flavors like tumeric, garlic, and cinnamon, so the leftovers are even better! Serve freshly roasted for Chinese New Year or cut into cubes and slices and pan fry for an extra crispy treat!

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add new photos to older recipes.  We have really gotten into pork belly recently. It was all the rage several years ago, driving prices through the roof, but now that trends have moved on, it’s back to being a delicious, very inexpensive, cut of meat. Pork belly is the cut that is seasoned and smoked to…

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