3 results for tag: Comfort Food


Chicken Pastry

I don't know what made me think that January was a good time to shed the few extra pounds that I gained over the holidays. I guess it's that whole "start the new year off right" garbage. It's just not happening around here. It's cold and I'm hungry. I want carbs. I want ciabatta and butter. I want melted cheese on toast. I'm giving up and giving in for a couple more weeks. My mama was right.  This is the time of year to store up some fat just in case you get sick. Fat also keeps you warm. Bears do it. It's part of nature. When the cold winds stop blowing and the springtime sunshine comes back to the Lowcountry, it'll be protein and veggies with no ...

Pizza Pasta

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a pasta casserole loaded with meat and cheese! 'Tis the season for pot luck suppers and covered dish dinners. This is pasta dish is one of our favorites. Packed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese, it's a close cousin to pizza but much heartier. Pizza Pasta holds heat very well and is perfect for traveling.  Add a green salad, crusty bread and a nice bottle of wine and you have a complete meal. Merry Christmas! Pizza Pasta1 pound penne pasta, cooked according to package directions1 pound mild Italian sausage¼ cup chopped onion¼ cup chopped green pepper1 clove garlic, ...

Beef Tenderloin Pot Pie

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a pot pie loaded with beef tenderloin and veggies! I'm a big fan of pot pies! Do you remember the frozen ones that we all used to eat when we were kids? I still love those things. They're one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Mama used to serve chicken pot pies hot from the oven for an after school snack when my brother Ray and I were growing up in Wilson, North Carolina. They were especially scrumptious on cold winter days. My husband Vince, on the other hand, doesn't like them at all. So, when I concocted a new pot pie recipe, he was a bit skeptical -- until he tasted it. This rich and ...