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

Cracker Jack Clone

Caramel Corn & Peanuts It's always nice to surprise people with delicious foods they've never had before. This weekend was a first for my wife and her parents. They had never tasted caramel popcorn and peanuts. Here in Norway, there's no shortage of caramel covered foods, i.e. candy-coated almonds are my favorite. However, caramel popcorn … Continue reading Cracker Jack Clone

National Cherry Pie Day

Cherry Pie If my memory serves me correctly, the year was 1988 and a twelve year old girl requested her favorite dessert for her birthday. That beloved dessert was cherry pie. And that young girl was my big sister. Not only did she wish for that pie over a traditional birthday cake, she wished that … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day

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

Killing Me Softly

Brownies with Toasted Coconut Caramel Frosting Let's talk about brownies for a moment. This part cake, part cookie, part fudge and fully and completely sinful dessert originated in the U.S. by the end of the 19th century. Though it's claimed that brownies were the result of a carefully crafted and intentional dessert, I don't buy … Continue reading Killing Me Softly

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Lemon Chiffon Cake Just so we're clear, lemon chiffon cake has no significance for me in terms of comfort food. But because it is cake, I'll find any excuse to whip one up. And seeing as how it is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, then what better reason for making a cake and to really … Continue reading National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

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

Happy National Waffle Day

Belgian Waffles à la Strawberry Shortcake This past weekend I celebrated my birthday and received a Belgian Waffle Iron from my wife and son. I couldn't think of a better way to commemorate national waffle day than with Belgian waffles in the manner of  strawberry shortcake. Perhaps acknowledging spring so early is a little too optimistic, … Continue reading Happy National Waffle Day

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!

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