Recipe Index: Comfort Food
Hamburger and Macaroni
American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.
Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef and pork, served with a traditional tomato sauce.
A Kentucky Derby favorite, Kentucky Burgoo stew, with pork, beef chuck, and chicken for meat, and corn, carrots, onion, celery, and lima beans.
Classic lasagna recipe with ground beef, onion, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, tomato sauce and lasagna noodles.
Traditional Lasagna Bolognese. Layers of flat lasagna noodles baked with alternating layers of slow-cooked Bolognese sauce, bechamel, and Parmesan cheese.
Lentils and Ham
Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.
Linguini with Clam Sauce
Classic Italian-American linguini with clam sauce with fresh and canned clams, tomatoes and a little fennel and anise-flavored liqueur.
Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping
Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers
Classic stuffed bell peppers recipe. Bell peppers, first steamed then stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and herbs, and then baked in the oven.
Mom’s Turkey Soup
Classic turkey soup recipe. Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what's left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious soup with the leftover turkey that we enjoy for days.
New England Boiled Dinner
New England boiled dinner, a one pot dish consisting of corned beef or plain brisket, cabbage, carrots and potatoes.
Onion Potato Gratin
Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls
Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.
Polenta Sausage Mozzarella Casserole
Italian sausage casserole with polenta, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and Mozzarella cheese.
Beef pot roast recipe, slow cooked on stove top or in oven with onion, garlic, carrots, and red wine. Slow cooking on low heat practically ensures a tender pot roast from the tougher beef chuck or shoulder roast cut.
Potato Salad with Apples and Bacon
Perfect summer potluck potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, onions, and chopped apple.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork sandwich made with pork butt shoulder roast, slow cooked in a spicy sauce of onion, cloves, jalapeno, chipotle, tomato paste, Dijon, paprika, vinegar, ketchup, and sugar, until the pork meat pulls apart easily with a fork. Served on a bun.
Quick Macaroni and Cheese
Easy stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe with grated cheddar cheese, milk, butter, macaroni pasta, and cubed ham.
Red Beans and Rice
A Southern classic, red beans cooked with smoked shanks, onions, celery, bell peppers, and spices, served over rice.
Refried Black Beans
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.