Comfort Food

Lamb Shanks

February 25, 2016

Lamb Shanks take forever to cook, but the longer they cook, the better they’ll be. I suggest you make them today for dinner tomorrow because magic happens after the mouthwatering flavors have spent the night together.

Beef & Pork Bolognese

January 27, 2016

Forget the jar. Freeze this rich, meaty, pasta sauce for instant comfort on cold nights.

Bourbon-Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

November 23, 2015

Sweet potatoes are a must have on Thanksgiving. Bourbon adds a depth of flavor to the maple-sweetened potatoes. No marshmallows required!

Easy Paprika Beef Stew

November 5, 2015

Toss the ingredients for this hearty and satisfying beef stew with potatoes into the slow cooker in the morning before going to work, and by the time you come home you’ll have a homemade meal ready for the tables. Don’t worry about leftovers because you can keep them in the freezer for up to two months.

Super Easy Apple Crisp

November 1, 2015

Imagine an apple dessert that works so well you could even have it for breakfast. Ah, the glory of fall!

Victoria’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew

October 1, 2015

Rich and robust, the secret to this full-bodied stew is anchovy paste, which gives it that hard-to-define umami. No one will ever know that it’s in there and they’ll just rave about the flavor.

Italian Style Shepard’s Pie

September 23, 2015

Italian Style Shepard’s Pie is a twist on the classic and perfect for a fall meal. You can make this dish ahead of time and reheat on busy days. Serve with a side salad of Arugula tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Turkey Meatloaf

September 8, 2015

As we say goodbye to summer we say hello to fall, which is my favorite season of the year. Children are back in school, leaves are beginning to turn colors, and it’s time to get back to the meat and potatoes of ordinary time. Turkey meatloaf is an excellent weeknight dish that also doubles as weekday lunches. Serve with a side of herbed potatoes and a garden salad.

Crabmeat Grilled Cheese

June 27, 2015

I don’t know one person who doesn’t love a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Make it even better by adding crabmeat to the mix. This delightful treat is perfect for weekend lunches or anytime for that matter. You can also cut it into bit-size pieces and serve it as an appetizer if you’re hosting a July 4th party.

Sausage & Mushroom Baked Ziti With Vodka Sauce

April 6, 2015

Here is a dish that the whole family will love and you won’t get any complaints for packing the leftovers for lunch the next day. If you would like this pasta dish a bit spicy then use hot Italian sausage instead of sweet Italian sausage.

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