Whether cooking for your family or just for yourself, the Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook is the perfect main dish to make you feel like a fancy chef. At least, that is how I felt making it. And my goodness was it delicious.read more
December 9, 2014
On Christmas day, my family and I opt out of making the traditional dinner and prefer to order Chinese or Mexican food. However, after Thanksgiving, we are having second thoughts. The reason? Pecan-crusted Sweet Potato Casserole.read more
December 1, 2014
November 24, 2014
When you think of Comfort Food, the last thing that comes to your mind is vegetables, right? So why on earth would a cookbook completely devoted to Comfort Food have a recipe for Roasted Autumn Vegetables?
I’ll tell you why.read more
November 17, 2014
When I heard that November was National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I saw this as my excuse to search through all of the recipes in my path that included peanut butter as the main ingredient. Lo and behold, I found the Holy Grail of peanut butter recipes: Creamy Peanut Butter Cup Pie from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook.read more
November 10, 2014
As of late, I have been having a bit of a love affair with Indian food.
While I would adore ordering takeout every night, my waistline and bank account demand otherwise, so I’ve been experimenting with my own concoctions—curries, rajma, korma, tikka masala, chickpeas. (Side note: Anyone have a great recipe for naan bread?)read more
October 27, 2014
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October 13, 2014
When I was a kid, I believed a lot of really weird things: My dad was breaking the law when he would drink soda in the car. Mile markers indicated how far I was away from my house. The Closet Monster would eat me in my sleep if not contained by the power of a flimsy wooden door. Brussels sprouts were tiny lettuces and, since I hated lettuce, brussels sprouts were something to avoid.read more
October 3, 2014
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September 30, 2014
I have a neighbor with an enviable garden. It’s the kind of garden that I hope to grow one day—full of fresh fruit and veggies for every season—but until then, I’ll have to just relish her leftovers.
A few days ago, a bag of zucchini was waiting for me on my front porch, and I knew immediately where some of the bounty would go: toward making Fresh Tomato and Zucchini au Gratin from the Comfort Food cookbook.read more