The Best Meatballs With Sauce

I’m getting hungry just writing about these! I had a craving last winter for a meatball sub. You might call it something else, depending on where you’re from. Submarine, Grinder, Hoagie, and Hero are some of the ones I’ve heard. I poked around online comparing various recipes and settled on this one, adapted from Serious…

Black & Bleu Meatloaf

Technically, it’s already spring here. But we had a cool, rainy day on Tuesday, and it seemed we could do with some comfort food anyway, so I whipped up one of my favorites. My butcher used to always have Black & Blue Meatloaf in the case. It was delicious. For some reason, probably not enough…

Deviled Eggs

Whether you’re looking forward to picnic season, squeezing in one more picnic before the season is over, have leftover Hard-Cooked Eggs from Easter, or just plain want a treat, Deviled Eggs are fun to make and even better to eat. It seems like every family has its own version of deviled eggs, and they’re all wildly…

My Favorite Pork Roast

Pork roast done right has a crispy top and a moist interior. Lucky for me, pork no longer needs to be cooked to shoe leather for it to be safe. An internal temperature of 145℉ and a three-minute rest, and it’s all good. I needed a good dinner! I was on a roll…downhill. I had…

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

In spite of my optimism for spring, Mother Nature is apparently not ready to give up on winter. It’s cold today, with a biting wind. So maybe no Buttermilk Chicken Salad just yet. What to do, then, with the Easy Homemade Poultry Seasoning you made this week? Well, do I have some comfort food for…

Taco Pie

Why’s the plate messy? Because that’s my second helping, that’s why. This is one of my favorite recipes, and I was hungry! It’s my adaptation of a recipe my mom used to make. I’ve changed a few things from the way she made it. One was to make my own seasoning for better flavor and…

Split Pea Soup

It hasn’t been this cold here in years! I’m no lightweight when it comes to cold and snow, having spent my whole life In Upstate NY. My first year in Buffalo, it didn’t go above 0℉ for something like 62 days. That was the year I had no car, didn’t live on a bus route,…

Italian-Style Pot Roast

What is it about autumn that brings out all the comfort food? Even more so than winter, I think. Maybe it’s because people need comfort to get over summer ending, but that’s not it for me. I’ve always loved fall. I’ve even grown fond of winter. But still, comfort food. This take on the classic…