Chow-Down Chowder

 Seafood Chowder Chowder is a dish seldom found outside North America. The anatomy of a chowder can be briefly described as a thick creamy soup, typically with clams or other fish. Most common of all chowders is the New England Clam Chowder. Then you've got Manhattan Clam Chowder which is made with tomatoes, and there's … Continue reading Chow-Down Chowder

Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

If anybody remembers my grilled blue cheese pizza, then this burger may sound familiar. I've had such rave reviews of the pizza that I thought I would adapt those pizza toppings to a burger. And I gotta say, I think the burger is better. Quite simply, I took a 100% all-beef patty, seasoned with veal … Continue reading Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

Hungary for Something Warm?

Goulash & Saffron Spätzle This isn't exactly a "rev up for summer" sorta dish, but when you live in Northern Europe you just gotta have a warm comforting recipe in your back pocket for those (un)expected cold rainy days. And this week is no exception. Goulash is just the type of dish that wards off … Continue reading Hungary for Something Warm?

Frühlingsfest

German Bratwurst & Instant Sauerkraut Frühlingsfestival is the little sister of Oktoberfest that runs from April 17 to May 3, 2015 in Munich, Germany. And since the season of grilling is upon us, I thought I'd work on my sausage making skills to get in shape for the main event this September. To make your … Continue reading Frühlingsfest

Beans Beans the Musical Fruit

Baked Beans: Classic Tomato and Smokey Maple There's a simplicity to homemade baked beans that make them very comforting. Whether it's alongside a classic English breakfast, or as a main course with an unlimited supply of freshly baked bread, baked beans is a humble dish that is both soothing and nourishing. To the average person, … Continue reading Beans Beans the Musical Fruit

Blast From the Pasta

Lasagne This day was bound to come. When I first thought about blogging comfort food, I considered some of my favorite dishes. Among them were the typical, burger and fries, pizza, ice cream, poutine, etc. On that list was also my favorite childhood comfort food, lasagne.  There's something about trying to replicate a favorite dish … Continue reading Blast From the Pasta

Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

Chicken Vegetable Soup: A Campbell's Clone As a kid of the 80s, growing up with a lunch of canned soup or boxed Mac & Cheese was the norm. One of my favorites, especially with the sniffles, was Campbell's Chicken Vegetable soup. And seeing how it's the first week of spring, which usually means that transitional … Continue reading Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

Presto Pesto

Pesto and Chicken Caesar Meatballs Here are two simple recipes that can be made for the same dish - pesto and meatballs. This is a dish I make once a week for my family. It's quick, it's easy, and it tastes as if you've spent hours making it. Of course if you ground your own … Continue reading Presto Pesto

Return To Innocence

Tuna Noodle Casserole To most North Americans, tuna noodle casserole is not a foreign concept. In fact, it's actually a classic much like macaroni and cheese, or meatloaf. This recipe is not a reinvention of the classic dish ...a great classic dish, but rather the unabridged version. Most busy moms opt for the can of … Continue reading Return To Innocence