Potato Moussaka Recipe

Potato Moussaka - From Raghavan Iyer's newest cookbook, Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked, this delicious, vegetarian Moussaka recipe is packed with warm spices, tender slices of potato and caramelized eggplant.

This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.  As always, all opinions are my own.From Raghavan Iyer's newest cookbook, Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked, this delicious, vegetarian Moussaka recipe is packed with warm spices, tender slices of potato and caramelized eggplant.  I was thrilled when the Idaho … [Read more...]

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe

Sheet Pan Parmesan-Herb Chicken with Poblano Potatoes Recipe -- Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.

Packed with bold and delicious flavors, this hearty, comforting dinner is so easy and is a huge crowd pleaser.Something has changed with the way my boys eat, and it's awesome!Hard for me to believe, but they've been pretty picky most of their lives.  As a chef, I'd never imagined that would be the case.It used … [Read more...]

Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle is hearty, cozy and full of delicious, warming fall flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

Spiced Chicken Sausage Pumpkin Pappardelle is hearty, cozy and full of delicious, warming fall flavors that will keep you coming back for more. Pumpkins.You're seeing them through windows, on doorsteps, in fields and in every single store -- they're everywhere!pumpkin pies pumpkin cookies pumpkin coffee … [Read more...]

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Yakisoba Omelet (Okonomiyaki) Recipe

Yakisoba Omelet Recipe- Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other.

 Bursting with umami flavors, this is a super hearty, rich and delicious comfort food like no other. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake that contains a wide variety of ingredients. Okonomi is Japanese for as you like, and I took that quite literally.This is my rendition of a Yakisoba Omelet.  And although … [Read more...]

Creamy Rosemary-Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta Recipe

Creamy Rosemary Dubliner Polenta with Crispy Pancetta1

This polenta dish can be a side or main course -- it's incredibly hearty, packed with flavor and it's comforting beyond belief!Yep, it's absolutely as delicious as it sounds.I'm not kidding around here -- this is one comforting dish you won't want to miss!  Between the warmth of the rosemary and the sweet, nutty … [Read more...]

Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.When I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother's recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!This recipe is no joke!  It's a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!Unlike my Grandmother's Stuffed … [Read more...]

Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

Spicy Vegan Tomato-Turmeric Cabbage Stew Recipe

This meatless stew is as hearty as the next one, and as delicious as they come!  It's packed with tender vegetables in a rich blend of spices and tomatoes -- you will devour every last bite!Just as there are trends for jeans people are wearing, there are trends for the sort of foods people are cooking and … [Read more...]

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

Braised Short Rib Stew with Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta and Swiss Chard

This braised short rib recipe is the most delicious, comforting and cozy meal for the winter months. Trust me!You'll find comfort in every bite of this meal.It's it every shred of the tender beef that's falling off the bone.It's in every slice of caramelized onion, and in the soft, sweet carrots.There's … [Read more...]

Best Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever

Best Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe Ever

This is truly the best avocado grilled cheese sandwich of all time!  It's full of delicious, creamy avocado, chorizo, quick-pickled onions and roasted red peppers -- all snug between golden, crisp buttery slices of bread, and melting Manchego cheese.  I'm feeling scattered and emotional today.  With the horrible … [Read more...]