Tag Archives: comfort food

{Lightened Up} Eggplant Parm Stacks

Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious dinner, however I always spend the rest of the evening feeling super stuffed. Its a heavy dinner that is more suited for cold weather, but when I got it in the farmshare last week I had a strong desire to bread it :). This recipe is a lighter take on the […]

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New England Clam Chowder

It’s cold. Snow and ice are everywhere. We’ve had the fire blazing constantly and are always snuggled under blankets. It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to eat big bowls of soup. All. the. time. This chowder is hearty and delicious and surprisingly easy to throw together.  Serve it with lots of warm, crusty bread.  Or […]

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Spicy Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’m drowning in ground beef.  That sounds really disgusting and terrible, sorry for the unappealing visual image.  But we have A LOT of ground beef in our freezer, like I’m talking 30-ish pounds.  We went halvsies on a half of a cow with our friends, and man, that’s a lot of meat. I’m trying to […]

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Risotto with Butternut Squash, Leeks & Basil

Since I’ve been cutting a lot of gluten out of my diet, risotto has quickly replaced pasta in my regular dinner repertoire.  It gives me the same satisfaction, even though it is more of a time commitment.  This is one of my favorite risotto dishes yet.  The flavors are simple but very comforting and delicious. […]

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Potato, Corn & Ham Chowder

It has been super cold and I’ve been hibernating.  I like to stay snuggled up on my sofa in comfy clothes and eating comfort food.  In an effort to stay away from carb-heavy foods, my comfort food craving has translated into lots of soups.  I needed to use up some things in my fridge and […]

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Barbecue Chicken Gumbo

On my glorious days off with my little man, I often watch some daytime television…yes, I’ll admit it.  I love me some Kelly & Michael.  So sometimes, I just keep it on that channel throughout the morning and do my thing around the house, checking in every so often.  Right around Thanksgiving, I saw an […]

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Potato & Celery Root Gratin with Leeks

Mama Cheater Bite frequently makes potato gratin side dishes for family get togethers.  I’ve always loved them, but have never made one myself because I always get my fix for it at her house.  This Christmas, all of us made a side dish to bring over for dinner.  This was my assignment.  I was not […]

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Southwest Turkey & Squash Chili

We recently visited friends and they made this delicious chili for us for dinner one night.  Matt and I loved every bite and couldn’t wait to make it ourselves.  It’s a pretty easy chili and perfect for a cold night.  This recipe makes enough for 6 large helpings, or just a lot of leftovers…and it’s […]

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

In an effort to start my day off with a belly full of healthy foods, I’ve been making lots of oatmeal since the fall.  A heaping bowl of this warm goodness is such a great way to start the day…so comforting.  This recipe is awesome to make on the weekend and then reheat throughout the […]

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Sweet Potato Risotto

When I saw this recipe pop up on Pinterest, I instantly began drooling.  I knew I needed it on my dinner table, and pronto.  It was fabulous…bite after delicious bite of yummy fall goodness.  I savored the leftovers for days. you will need: 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon smoked paprika […]

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