Tag Archives: Comfort Food


When I say Christmas you probably think of sweets, sparkles, Santa, baking, gathering, sharing, and probably even yard blow-up decorations, (especially if you live in Dallas, those blow up things are EVERYWHERE).  But, if you live in New Mexico, Christmas … Continue reading

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Home & Homemade Tuscan Bean Soup

I know you’re sick of hearing me talk about unpacking boxes and sorting and organizing.  But, I’ll bet you that I’m even more sick of actually unpacking the boxes and sorting and organizing.  I have good news – I AM … Continue reading

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Easy Peach Cobbler

Have I gone on too much about summer already (picnics, sun, fireflies, vacations)?   It feels like maybe I have, but summer is such a great season – especially now that I am out of that Texas heat and in … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

It’s official, summer has arrived with its long hot days, swimsuits, and sunshine.  And, along with summer comes tomato season, which is in full swing here in the south.  I see all of you posting on Facebook about your abundance … Continue reading

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Egg & Pepper Sandwich – Jersey Style

I grew up around a lot of Italians but never ate an egg and pepper sandwich until about five years ago when my birthmother, who is half Italian and who has a history of marrying Italians, made them for dinner one … Continue reading

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Brisa’s Cheese Enchiladas with Homemade Red Chile

When Brisa was a little girl, her family didn’t eat meat on Friday’s during Lent.  During those five to six weeks of Lenten sacrifice, Brisa would ask her mother to make cheese enchiladas for their Friday night meal.  Her mother … Continue reading

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Not My Mother’s Potato Pancakes

My mother was a horrible cook, and on top of that, she hated cooking.  She made the blandest, most colorless meatloaf you can imagine, and it was usually accompanied by mashed potatoes and canned lima beans.  To this day, I … Continue reading

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