Bring on the Comfort Foods

 

Truth: I simply was not made for Winter.

This Canadian will never be used to our Alberta Winters, and will always long for the heat of the Summer sun. Despite hoping, praying and begging Mother Nature to be kind – I just have to tolerate when comes and lasts for the majority of the year. To do that, I surround myself in the comforts that warm like cozy sweaters, the heat from the fireplace, hot beverages and many hearty comforting foods. 

This current season and comfort foods go and in hand, don’t they? Soups, stews, casseroles, meat & potatoes, soups and all the baked goods under the sun {or lack thereof}. So, it only goes without saying that since we got our fist snowfall {ok, it was a huge blizzard} week ago, I’ve been diving into my comfort foods recipes. It’s here to stay and so is my need to cook and bake up a storm {this time, the good kind}. 

Using my new Frigidaire Freestanding Induction Range fits perfectly into my schedule and my needs for cooking and baking. Doing so takes less time thanks to the latest technology in this stove. I talked about it in detail, in my last post

From tried and true favourites found in my recipe box, plus the addition of new discoveries – I’ve been giving my stove a real workout. Cooking, baking, boiling, frying, broiling … I’ve done it all. Enjoyed it all. 

  1. Mexican Fiesta Dip
  2. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
  3. Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni Rolls
  4. Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Yet, here’s a glimpse of the recent activity in my kitchen.

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There’s also been new recipes, which I’m sure you’ll hear more of soon. yet for now, here’s one that was definitely added to my comfort foods list. Homemade Pizza!

I used a basic dough recipe {yet you could certainly buy the store bought kind, I won’t tell} and the girls added toppings of their choosing. In fact, they helped for the majority of the prep, which I think is a major factor in them eating the meal without the pickiness coming out. 

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The beauty of Homemade Pizza is that you can literally make up your own recipe. Add whatever you like form meats to veggies, cheeses and even fruit if you so dare. The house smelled divine, it was a great way to spend time together and it certainly made for a very cozy evening. Homemade pizza and a movie? Yep, ‘comfort’ down’t get any better than that!

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I have a Recipe board on Pinterest specifically for those comfort foods I love,how often do you try recipes found on Pinterest? 

What are your favourite comfort food recipes? 

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Comments

  1. Lasagna! I love it but its so messy to make.

  2. Oh wow …. those are ALL amazing choices!!! Awesome Tammi and LOVE, LOVE the pictures!!!!!!!

  3. Love comfort foods! I am not a winter weather girl. I love to bake and do everything I can to not think about how cold it is outside.

  4. wowwwww, I had to get out another roll of paper towels to wipe all the drool off my counter. I love love LOVE comfort food. Tater tot casserole is probably my favorite, followed closely by home made pizza. I’m trying so hard to not totally binge ……yet!

  5. Yum! Isn’t this range fantastic :) I’m doing a cook and bakeathon tomorrow… and mostly comfort foods :)

  6. caryn s says:

    Your stove looks awesome and the recipes seem delicious!

  7. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    I tend to cook/bake more this time of year too…made a big pot of beef vegetable soup and homemade bread this week. Today I made an Impossible Coconut Pie! Love soups, stews and pasta dishes this time of year.

  8. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    it will only take me oh maybe 5 days to get there or more but Im coming for supper lol yummy

  9. Anne Taylor says:

    I like butter chicken, chicken pot pies, chili, beef stew; those kind of yummy dishes!

  10. jenn erin says:

    pizza is definitely one of my favourite comfort foods. I love that you can add your own toppings, or whatever you feel like adding on that particular day!

  11. I love pizza, chilli, and doritos for my comfort food :)

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