Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)

The heart and soul of a Spanish home is its kitchen.  Our family traveled to Spain this summer. We spent two weeks with our host family who shared their hospitality, culture and food, with us.  Our lives are forever changed.  I will be working on a post about our experience which included the privilege of … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)

Sunday Supper: Good Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

There is no rhyme or reason, why southern comfort foods have recently taken up residence in my head, it started with peach cobbler and now….well, it has drifted off to fried chicken.   Maybe it is the sizzling sound, the crispy skin or maybe it is the comfort of the flavorful fat.I needed a good … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Good Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

It is almost spring!  We have one last cool weather soup hurrah before winter is officially over.  In honor of hearty and comforting soups I bring to you.....Split Pea with Ham.Split Pea Soup with HamServes 6-8Ingredients:1-lb dried split peas, rinsed and drained2- quarts vegetable or chicken broth1 ham bone 1 bay leaf2 onions, chopped3 carrots, chopped2 … Continue reading Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soup in my world is fundamental.  It is basic, real and soulful.  My love affair with soup may be because simply stated Soup can just happen.  It can be made from almost anything leftover bits of meat, veggies, discarded celery tops, a handful of beans or pasta woven together in a broth, it just works, … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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

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