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November 24, 2015

Red Wine Beef Stew

This stew is definitely comfort food. It is richly flavored with wine, beef broth, onions and carrots. Several other cuts of meat will work but for this recipe I selected a chuck roast. I have used left over sirloin steak before and it was perfect.

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August 18, 2015

UT Cooking Class, Comfort Foods

Comfort food in August?? Well it was a hit and the food was delicious. The class participants perfected my recipes and we all enjoyed a wonderful meal.

Thanks guys for your enthusiasm. It was a great class.

These are really simple and yummy recipes you could make anytime of the year.


On the menu
Mini Meatloaf with Herbs and Scallions served with Tomato Jam

3 Cheese Mac and Cheese
Apple Cobbler and Ice Cream

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February 26, 2015

Pork and Pasta Stew

This was a left over freezer soup success. I love to make soup out of left overs. So don't ever throw anything away. Put it in the freezer then once a month on clean out day create your own version. Use what you have and save money and time.

I created this dish from left over tomato soup and pork roast. I always have some type of pasta in the pantry. Add a few herbs and spices and you're on your way to real comfort food.

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January 28, 2015

Tuscan Style Beef Stew

My dinner guests loved this recipe. How do I know? Because they said so and they asked for the recipe. Anytime someone asks for the recipe that tells me they enjoyed. It is a favorite from Cook Illustrated, but check out my notes because I made a few notes that might be helpful.
For one, you can use onions if you don't have shallots. Shallots are in the onion family but are formed more like garlic. They are slightly milder than onions and you'll probably notice that shallots cost more.

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February 24, 2014

White Bean and Ham Soup

Bean soup is a great way to use the ham bone from a Holiday ham dinner. We usually have a spiral cut ham for Christmas and/or Easter dinner and I put the bone into the freezer until I'm in the mood for a good ole bowl of soup beans.

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