Sunday Supper: Salisbury Steak with Caramelized Onion Gravy

If you follow Mary at One Perfect Bite then you have probably  seen her recipe for this American classic.  The moment I saw her post, I immediately thought Sunday Supper!  This is pure comfort food.  Served up with mashed potatoes or noodles, this one rocks.The onion gravy sauce is traditionally a rich brown coloring.  I used more … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Salisbury Steak with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Dirt to Table Experience: Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw

In North Florida cabbage grows abundantly in our mild winter growing season.   There is no possibility that it could survive the Florida heat and make it to the summer picnic table.  In the winter one of our main salads is coleslaw and in the summer, we turn our attention to other salads that reflect our … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw

Braised Chicken Thighs with Saffron, Green Olives and Mint

I am attracted to family style meals that you can platter up, and serve up with little to no fuss. In this family meal, the chicken thighs are browned and then braised for almost an hour in its own juices, with a little help from chicken broth, spices, carrots and olives.  Chopped fresh mint is … Continue reading Braised Chicken Thighs with Saffron, Green Olives and Mint

Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings with Ricotta Gnocchi

Comfort food?  This southern style chicken and dumplings is right up there with macaroni and cheese. This stew is made slightly more contemporary with pillowy soft ricotta dumplings-it may be the best dumplings you ever eat.This stew can easily be made in large batches to freeze or to share.  As always, my favorite dishes are … Continue reading Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings with Ricotta Gnocchi

Filipino Chicken Adobo- A Balancing Act

A balance between vinegar and soy sauce it can make for a sharp, salty braising liquid. Add a can of coconut milk, and suddenly the flavors mellow. This is a really interesting combination of flavors that are really quite delicious.This dish could not be easier, with only a few ingredients most that will be found … Continue reading Filipino Chicken Adobo- A Balancing Act

Ultimate Best-Ever Meatloaf and Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Let's cozy up with Comfort food, shall we? Instead of the typical mashed potatoes let's go for SMASHED PotatoesWe need a vegetable to complete the meal....How about fresh from the garden steamed broccoli to round out the meal?Best Ever Meatloaf with Barbecue GlazeMakes 1 loafRecipe adapted from Cuisine at HomeFor the meatloaf, whisk:4 tablespoons milk2 eggs1/2 … Continue reading Ultimate Best-Ever Meatloaf and Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Craving Comfort Food? Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Yesterday was one those very enjoyable days.  We spent time running errands at leisure, and playing in the dirt.  Our garden is rocking and we are excited.  I have eaten more fresh vegetables in the last week, than probably in three months.  Its proof that if you buy or grow fresh vegetables, you are going … Continue reading Craving Comfort Food? Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

Smoky Pork Chili with Black-Eyed Peas

If you don't have a favorite chili recipe or need a new recipe, then you have come to the right place.This chili recipe requires a sofrito, a blend of aromatic vegetables and herbs.  The vegetables are slow roasted until they collapse and become very soft, then pureed. This becomes the flavor base of the chili.The … Continue reading Smoky Pork Chili with Black-Eyed Peas

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

The combination of sweet and sour, with a bit of heat really come together in this grilled pork dish.Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry SalsaServes 6Recipe from Bon AppetitIngredients:1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided1/2 cup minced shallots, divided6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided1/4 cup vegetable oil2 pork tenderloins, about 2-1/2 lb. total1/2 lb. fresh cherries, … Continue reading Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa