Pot of chicken pie

Pot of chicken pie

There is just something special about chicken. It seems to have its toe in so many comforting recipes. Chicken pot pie has to be near the top of most folks’ comfort food lists. Something about the word “pie,” I guess. The crust may crack and separate a bit, depending...

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Dry-brined big bird

Dry-brined big bird

Turkey will come across your radar at minimum once a year. We gave this recipe a try this Thanksgiving when we spent four days in Tennessee and told my Mom to stay out of the kitchen. You should have seen her. She didn’t know what to do with herself the entire time we...

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Chicken enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas

Let it be known that to say I (Julie) love Mexican food might actually be an understatement. Since converting to a paleo way of eating, Mexican food at our house and out at restaurants has usually meant fajitas in some way, shape, or form, minus the beans and rice,...

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Country captain chicken

Country captain chicken

The history of Country Captain absolutely fascinates me. Do some searching around the Internet, and you’ll spend hours upon hours reading about this dish and folks like Cecily Brownstone, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and even the U.S. Army making Country Captain...

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Chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

Chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: mushrooms—with all their earthiness—are great comfort food for me. I love experimenting with different mushroom types, and tossing them into everything from eggs to burgers to sauces. Shiitakes are indeed a favorite of...

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Pesto spaghetti squash with tomatoes

Pesto spaghetti squash with tomatoes

Yet another use for the plentiful basil and tomatoes from the garden. If you have never grown basil at home, try it this summer, as it’s such a wonderful herb to have on hand in those summer months. This recipe is a play on pesto, which conventionally involves basil,...

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Okra stew

Okra stew

There is no telling how many times I’ve treated myself to okra stew. This one is a favorite of my Dad, especially when Mom is out of town, perhaps because it is so easy to prepare! It is thick and hearty and goes great with any meal. We especially enjoy this one with...

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Fried green tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes

No, not the movie. Although I’m certain Kathy Bates and crew would approve of this recipe. You can bet that we will be cooking this one up from mid-summer all the way through fall. There are at least fifteen tomato plant varieties in the ground at our house in the...

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Mashed cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower

True story: we served mashed cauliflower at our wedding reception. We didn’t care if other people wanted mashed potatoes—this was our wedding! I gave our caterers my recipe for the mashed cauliflower, and they served it in these great pewter serving dishes. It was...

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Crawfish étouffée

Crawfish étouffée

Down on the Bayou, étouffée is pretty synonymous with comfort food. You’ll have a hard time waiting to eat this one. Your kitchen will smell so very delicious. Two things to consider are how to get your crawfish tails and what stock you will use. The good news is that...

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