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Category: Comfort Food

Sicilian Meatballs

Sicilian Meatballs

These are the most tender meatballs I have ever tasted. The meatball is made all over the world. There are literally hundreds of recipes for them. The Italians, however, make what may be the world’s best-loved meatballs. Originally, the meatball was made to be able…

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

This great stew has a surprise ingredient we weren’t entirely sure about. Our friend Roger is a great home cook.  And after our Top Ten Stews post, (https://chewingthefat.us.com/2022/01/our-top-ten-stews-perfect-for-cold-winter-nights.html) Roger sent us this recipe, so we knew it had to be good. Lots and lots of…

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness Pie

A Manly Meal for the first Fall Chill It’s not exactly freezing but it is the time of year when I start thinking about meals that, for lack of a better word are ‘manly’.   This wonderfully robust pie is something I wrote about in…

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Smoked Salmon Lasagna from Michaela Kitchin

Tom Kitchin may be a famous Scottish Chef but this is his wife’s recipe. This is the kind of recipe I call true comfort food. The traditional lasagna element of bechamel is used here. But instead of an Italian-style filling, there’s a nod to this…

Ina Garten’s Baked Raclette

Ina Garten’s Baked Raclette

Ina’s Recipe for this decadent potato, sausage and melted cheese dish is a must-make. Over the holidays, I was intrigued to see Raclette, the superb melting cheese from Switzerland, at Trader Joe’s. I thought about making Fondue but lost custody of my Fondue pot in…