Oso Buco

This is a Suzanne Somers recipe. While I do not follow her food combining plan, I do very much enjoy cooking recipes from her cook books. They are usually easy and packed with amazing flavors. This recipe for oso buco is a fix-it and forget-it kind of recipe. Good for a night when you do…

Potato Rounds

Need I say more? No – at least not to my sisters as they read this post. Not a French fry but similar, and oh so good. If ever I am in the need for some good old emotional eating, that will surely make me feel better (and always a necessity when I am sick),…

Easiest Casserole Ever

I keep finding myself going back to things my mother cooked when I was growing up. This casserole is one of those dishes. My mom used to make this casserole for church or scout potlucks. It was a crowd pleaser and one that I enjoy making to this day. However these days I have replaced…

Easy Miso

My extended family enjoys this and I was very happy to come up with this recipe for easy miso. It works on nights when you do not have a whole lot of time. This is comfort food to me just like chicken soup. I enjoy adding vegetables into mine after it is cooked. Play around…

Norwegian Ham Casserole

Norwegian Ham Casserole My husband’s aunt has told us that the family is somehow Scandinavian, but I’m not sure where the connection comes from. Last time we visited with her she gave us this delightful cookbook from her local Scandinavian woman’s group. I thought it would be fun to try out a few recipes and…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie I love comfort food and especially love some of the items that one typically thinks of as British. My best friend and college roommate was from London and I learned an appreciation for British foods while we were living together. When we were in college an authentic (by her London standards) British pub…

Shepherd’s Pie

The kiddo went to science camp in Yosemite for a week earlier this month. I asked what she wanted for dinner the two nights before she left. Her answer Shepherd’s Pie, and it was okay if she had it both nights! This is a girl after my own heart. I love nothing more than a…

Comfort Food is Turkey Bean Hotdish

Growing up my mom used to make the best comfort food. Now for me as an adult comfort food is turkey bean hotdish. This is a one pot meal if you choose, quick to put together and great to make in bulk for freezing for another meal. Normally this is made with ground turkey, but…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…