comfort food

Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

This recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies tastes like pure comfort to me. What does pure comfort taste like for me? Cashmere and Veuve. Vanilla, butter, oatmeal, toasted nuts, and brown sugar. So I combined all of these items (excusing the cashmere and Veuve) into a new cookie recipe.  I also used a touch of […]

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Caprese Dip with Pesto

This isn’t a recipe that I’m sharing because I’m proud of a fancy ingredient or a revolutionary cooking technique. Nope. I’m sharing the recipe because it is one that I fall back on time and time again when I’m cooking for friends. This dip is a real-life, everyday recipe that takes under five minutes of prep […]

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Blueberry, Banana & Pecan Dutch Baby

 I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast on Friday morning, but I have a pretty terrible attitude about pancakes. I don’t like standing over the oven and flipping them over. And I don’t usually think that they’re worth the indulgence. I’d rather save up my unhealthy food points for cookie dough or fried chicken, frankly. […]

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Herb-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Red Peppers & Asparagus

Roasted chicken and vegetables is one of my favorite comfort foods (in the “healthy comfort food” subsection, of course).  Don’t worry cookie dough, you’re still on top of the all-around favorite comfort food list.  I knew I was going to have to work late one evening a few weeks ago, so I marinated some chicken […]

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Pear, Pecan & Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Coconut Milk

We spent our Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Savannah, Georgia watching a couple of dear friends get married (in Forsyth Park, no less). We drove down (just a short 15 hours each way) – and when I say “we,” I mean my husband and one of his friends who we carpooled with – overnight on […]

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Southern Pecan, Raisin & Coconut Granola

Homemade granola is such an easy, delicious breakfast. I love the flavor of the homemade stuff better than store-bought and I also love that there aren’t any strange preservatives. I’ve experimented with several different granola flavors, like cinnamon-raisin swirl and almond joy. The flavor combinations and customization options are endless. This recipe uses sorghum molasses to add some […]

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Thai Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of those basic dishes that is subject to endless tinkering. I’ve experimented with countless iterations of chicken salad, adding this and swapping that, and I’ve shared several alternative chicken salad recipes on this blog (classic chicken salad with chevre and chicken salad with avocado and lime).  I wanted to try an Asian […]

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