Beef roast in a multi-cooker

Sunday comfort food for a cold winter’s night is the theme of this recipe that I made a month ago.  We limit red meat in our home, and use it as a treat once or twice a year.  For those special nights, this is a great recipe that provides enough food for a family of…

in love with my staub

So, I am not certain how this love affair happened.  But, over time I have collected an amazing grouping of wonderful pots that I use for cooking, roasting, and overall food preparation. I guess it happened over a period of 25 years, and there is no way that I could replicate the array of lovely…

Pasta Minestrone soup

Cooler weather encourages me to find my best slow cooker recipes and get ready for several months of comfort food.  I love a fresh pot of homemade soup.  There is no comparison to soups that simmer in a crock pot to any can or mix in the market.  This soup recipe is very low-cost and…

spinach lasagna

since we are still suffering with extremely cold temperatures in Michigan, i decided to pull out a recipe from one of my garden club friends.  the ultimate comfort food for those cold winter days has to be lasagna.  instead of making the traditional meat lasagna, i opted for a vegetarian recipe of spinach lasagna.  this…

dinner meatloaf muffins

    do you have a red meat-eater in your house? if so, and you are looking for small portion sized meals, here is one that is perfect to serve, even for guests.  sometimes, meatloaf is considered comfort food, and this dish steps up the serving into a more upscale presentation.  i think the portion…