Ever have one of those days where life is spinning out of control and what seemed solid under your feet has turned to jello? I had one this week. I was too distracted to concentrate on writing and I needed to do something to help me feel like I had a little control over some part of my life. So, baking seemed like the perfect fit. And chocolate is my go-to comfort food. You too? Thought so. I was looking for something utterly decadent to satisfy my chocolate craving but not so achingly sweet to……
What is it about meatloaf? It can be absolutely delicious or completely blah. To me, it’s classic comfort food, super quick to put together and if you use the right ingredients, a healthy and delicious dish for your family. It’s flexible, versatile and you can change up ingredients at will. This recipe makes a large, super moist and tender meatloaf. My husband has never been a big meatloaf fan but he literally devours this when I serve it!
Nothing can warm you to your toes like a big steaming bowl of chili! It’s perfect for these cold winter days and there’s nothing more comforting than a pot bubbling on your stove filling your house with an undeniably amazing fragrance. I know what you’re thinking. Cinnamon in chili? Is she nuts? And chocolate-how can that be any good? All I can say is trust me. This is my most requested recipe of all time. People love it and I think if you give it a try, you will too!
Doesn’t that just warm your heart on these cold winter days? Hot, cheesy and wonderful, a classic lasagna with homemade meatballs and sauce and a creamy layer of Béchamel underneath to make it extra wonderful. Don’t be scared by Béchamel sauce. It’s a super easy white sauce with a little nutmeg added in. It adds a wonderful richness to the lasagna that takes a classic comfort food to a whole new level. Once you try it, you may never go back!
Chicken soup is all about love! What’s the one thing you want to eat when you’re feeling under the weather? Chicken soup! Because it’s loaded with vegetables, it really does help you to get better. It’s got lots of nutrition and a hot mug will warm you down to your toes on a cold winter’s night.
Chicken soup, homemade and savory, is super easy to make. Ideally, you’ll start with the leftover chicken frame and meat from your homemade roast chicken but in a pinch, a rotisserie chicken will work fine. This is an easy recipe to add to your collection and one you’ll make again and again, I promise!