Baking & Cooking

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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39 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. Yum! Isn’t this range fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m doing a cook and bakeathon tomorrow… and mostly comfort foods ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. I’m not a winter fan at all, and there’s nothing better than comfort food on a cold winters day.

  8. My favourite comfort foods are still some of the good old stand-bys – baked mac and cheese, spaghetti with meat sauce, meatloaf, chicken pot pies to name a few. I’m really thinking of trying your bacon wrapped chicken recipe too though! Sounds delish!

  9. Pizza is definitely my comfort food but I’m also partial to a homemade chicken pot pie. yummy!

  10. I love lasagna, pizza and taco chips and cheese — basically cheese is the key ingredient. lol…

  11. Those recipes look and sound so good. I usually look for something sweet for a comfort food. In winter I like to have the oven on baking something because it seems to taste better on cold nights and it keeps the house warm too.

  12. I think probably soups with nice fresh bread is one of my favourite comfort foods, especially the cream of… whatever ones. Yummy

  13. I am SO with you.. I am not made for Canadian winters ๐Ÿ™‚ We just had our first snowfall two days ago and I am already tired of it ๐Ÿ˜€

    I am also with you on the comfort foods – a big pot of butternut squash soup has already been made ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. My favourite is Shepherd’s Pie – regular, Tex Mex, or one I just tried using onion soup mix. I love them all!!

  15. I’ve never used Pinterest for recipes, but I probably will soon, so many people I know have. I love lasagna or a big bowl of cheeseburger soup when its cold outside.

  16. I actually like our weather! I love that it changes and keeps us on our toes. After a round of outside winter activities we love a bowl of hot chili with fresh baked buns.

  17. I love making my own pizza and the kids love to help. Thanks for all the recipes you are sharing, so many for me to try

  18. first of all i LOVE your stove!! and your girls are adorable!!! my daughter is the same when im cooking, always wanting to be in the kitchen with me, and she will sit and look through the window to watch whatever im baking!! i have to say that your homemade pizza looks delish!!! i truly admire your motivation in the kitchen!!! Im really liking your blogs!!

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