Tagged with Comfort Food

Tuna Casserole Fit for a Feline!

Tuna Casserole Fit for a Feline!

Today is my precious Noelle’s 14th birthday! I can hardly believe it. I remember when she and her brother both fit in the palm of my hands at a tiny 8 weeks old. We lost our precious Andy, Noelle’s brother, earlier this summer to heart disease. A gentle and clumsy giant at 18 lbs, Andy … Continue reading

Calzones!!

Calzones!!

I’ve been helping my mom clean-up a family members home who is declining in health the last month or two.  Funny, it feels like we’ve been at this for years when in reality, it hasn’t been that long.  *Sigh*  It’s not a fun chore. The house is a disaster zone and hasn’t been cleaned in years. YEARS! … Continue reading

Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

Isn’t it funny how we tend to want the things we can’t have, the most, and want the things we do have, the least?!  I like to think that typically, I appreciate what I have. What ever that may be. I don’t wait until it’s no longer in reach before I desire it. With one exception. … Continue reading

Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries!

Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries!

Good Morning and HAPPY Sunday!! I used up the last of my strawberries on a rather delicious and semi-healthy breakfast yesterday morning.  French Toast with Fresh Strawberries sounded so… umm… boring!!  I had to kick it up a bit with the addition of flaked coconut hence, Coconut Crusted French Toast with Fresh Strawberries! 🙂 Although breakfast is … Continue reading

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

When I get stressed, I experience muscle tension. I tend to feel it most in my jaw, neck and shoulders. Earlier in the week while taking a bite of a delicious apple strudel (a pretty soft food to bite into…), I felt the lovely discomfort and “pop” of a very tense jaw. Luckily with a little Ibuprofen, applied heat and … Continue reading

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

While preparing pork chops with cream of mushroom soup for dinner, I contemplated my starch options. Usually I could forego a starch side without a second thought, but when having pork chops with cream of mushroom soup, you need something to soak up the delicious gravy-like soup. 🙂  Pasta or rice?  That was the question. … Continue reading

Three-Cheese Mac n’ Cheetos!

Three-Cheese Mac n’ Cheetos!

Another IG inspired dish,  Three-Cheese Mac n’ Cheese with Cheetos, aka Three-Cheese Mac n’ Cheetos! Yes you read that right, CHEETOS!!! 🙂  Whoever thought of crumbling Cheetos on top of Mac n’ Cheese is pure genius! For reals. I am a serious Mac n’ Cheese snob. Serious.  I do not like the box stuff. Never … Continue reading

My Absolute FAVORITE Berry Muffins!

My Absolute FAVORITE Berry Muffins!

Although some of the weather we’ve had in Northern California over the last few weeks suggests that Spring has already sprung, it’s not officially here until March 20th!! I know this because Spring is one of my absolute favorite seasons! Fall being my second. 🙂 Sadly, many trees have already gone to blossom and an … Continue reading

Soul Soothing Roasted Chicken

Soul Soothing Roasted Chicken

Other than the sweet aroma of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, nothing smells as wonderful and inviting as roasted chicken while it’s baking.  Mmmm!!  Just thinking about it can take me to my “happy place”. 🙂 I’m no stranger to roasting a whole chicken, but unless you’re cooking for a few, a whole chicken can often be too much.  … Continue reading