~ Real. Approachable. Comfort Food. ~
Food is more than mere sustenance–it nourishes the body and warms the soul. Food is emotional. Food is expressive. Dining should be an experience–something that brings people together with a sense of love and community. But cooking doesn’t have to be intimidating. I try to make my recipes accessible to everyone, because I believe that everyone can cook. Really! I try to explain each step so as to wash away the fear, in hopes that you might try something that you might not have considered before. And if you do, I want to hear about it!
Not much I make is low fat, or low carb, or low taste, or low whatever-the-latest-deprive-yourself-fad-is. I cook real, approachable comfort food that tastes good. Half of our family has severe food allergies, which necessitates a lot of label reading for the food we buy; each and every label, each and every time. The results of that reading are eye-opening to say the least. I try to focus on whole foods, or convenience items with minimal ingredients. We are blessed to live in an area rich with an abundance farms. I think supporting local farmers is the key to better health and a better environment. I buy local, sustainable food and produce whenever possible–less mileage between food and the table makes for a healthier diet. In addition to being right neighborly, local food is fresher and just tastes better. Honest!
The recipes you’ll find here are our ultimate comfort foods. These are our favorites, and what I make most often. All recipes and photographs are my own, unless otherwise noted. I do my best to photo-document the cooking experience. I hope that you try a few of the recipes, and more importantly, I hope that you love them too. I am always changing things up a bit, so if you want to try something that you don’t see here, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from ya!
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