Apple Butter Crumb Bars

Last fall, I canned some apple butter for the first time. I don’t think I’d ever even had it before, and I had no clue what I would do with it other than giving it as gifts. Why did I make it? Because I could! I only started canning a couple of years ago and…

Brazilian Pork & Bean Stew

Melt-in-your-mouth pork, creamy black beans, tons of flavor, huge portions — no two ways about it, this is serious comfort food! I fell in love with this dish from “Slow-Cooker Revolution” by America’s Test Kitchen before I ever looked into the nutrition. Not always the best plan with comfort food or slow cooker recipes, as…

Chicken and Dumplings – Slow Cooker

Who doesn’t want comfort food these days? Nobody, that’s who. What if I told you you could have serious comfort food for dinner, budget-friendly, with more than 90% of the work done by early afternoon, AND have it be healthy? It’s hard to eat healthy in trying times. I find myself leaning more toward comfort…

Scalloped Turnips With Horseradish

I’ve posted a couple of turnip recipes so far and told you how I grew to love turnips. Still not convinced to give them a try? Have I got a recipe for you! THIS is the dish for anyone who thinks they don’t like turnips.  And if you already a fan, you’re going to love…

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…