comfort food

Singapore Noodle

I tend to make this whenever I’m home on my own for lunch. It’s what I always seem to fancy and it’s quick and easy with not too much clearing up. Quantities below are approximate … [more]

Heirloom potatoes

Three sumptuous-looking fillets of cod sat on my kitchen counter and all I could think of was my mother. In a made-for-TV moment, the wall in front of me blurred, some jingly-ghostly music played in … [more]

Eggy mash

I was a sickly lad. “The runt of the litter” my dad would often say. It was true that my three older siblings were much bigger than me, but that seemed reasonable enough given their extra … [more]

French onion soup

I like this soup, and particularly the onions because when they are cooked in the butter they are fondant and sweet. My mother made this recipe when I was younger but not very often because my sister … [more]

Vegetarian Carbonara

Consider this Italian comfort food. It is the perfect dish for a rainy Sunday that’s got you feeling blah. It’s even better on a Murphy Monday when everything thing that could go wrong … [more]

Sausages with pepper and onions

Sausages with sweet peppers and onions is the perfect antidote to the cold, rainy day blues. They taste pretty darn good on a hot summer day and I have been known to enjoy them in the evenings, … [more]

Jam Cake

From an old recipe book, “Old Time Recipes” : “Old fashioned jam cake with its fruity flavor is a treat that is hard to beat.” I remember my mom making this cake and how very … [more]

Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

There are few dishes more comforting than macaroni and cheese and this recipe will bring a little comfort to the whole family. Adults and children seem to gobble this up. I frequently make this for … [more]

Aunt Dolly's Black Bottoms

My Aunt Dolly makes these little tiny cupcakes for every family gathering, and they’re always the first thing to disappear. [more]

Chicken Hawaiian

This recipe was a favorite of my mother’s. [more]

Chicken Paprikas

My parents were both Hungarian and my mother was a great cook. This is one of her favorite Hungarian dishes to prepare. [more]

My friend Brenda's Ambrosia

This is a very easy recipe for Ambrosia, a dessert which frequented my Grandmother’s table after Sunday dinner for years when I was growing up. Every Sunday, my 6 Aunts and Uncles, their … [more]

Grilled cheese- panini style

On a cold day when a little comfort is required there is nothing like a grilled cheese with tomato soup . Now there’s no right or wrong way to make grilled cheese, this is simply how I do it … [more]

Tomato Soup

Maybe it’s a winter time thing, but even in Los Angeles I sometimes get a craving for tomato soup and grilled cheese. This is another of those wonderful recipes that is open to interpretation. … [more]

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

It’s snowing here in the east and nothing is better then coming in from the cold and drinking hot chocolate with these homemade marshmallows or cooking them over a roaring fire. But, be careful, … [more]

Saturday Cowboy Chili (Chili con Carne)

I call this Saturday Cowboy Chili because I usually start this in the morning and let it cook for most of the day to tenderize the meat. After all, this is chili con carne, meaning chili with meat. I … [more]

Double Fried French Fries

There is nothing more satisfying then simple french fries and there is nothing more fun to make. There are two simple secrets that are necessary for success. One: double fry. Two: don’t use … [more]

Classic Chicken in Vinegar

A classic, French country recipe. The braising of chicken in vinegar helps tenderize as well as providing a delicious tang. [more]

Tomato sauce with Italian Sausage

There’s nothing more comforting than a good tomato sauce. Not only is this perfect for the GreatGrub style of pinch, touch, dash cooking, but also it is wide open to interpretation. I suspect … [more]

Scalloped Goat Cheese and Garlic Potatoes

These potatoes are great with roasted meats. I would consider it a frontrunner in the comfort food division. This recipe makes about 6 servings. [more]

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