Tag Archives: comfort food

Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

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 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Cioppino – add or subtract any fish you like or dislike! Very versatile recipe!

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 I love scallops – my husband doesn’t. Some are allergic to shell fish or don’t eat it – you can still make this cioppino by using other kinds of fish like monkfish, or cod, or halibut or salmon or even … Continue reading

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Enjoying the early fall weather – gorgeous time of year!

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  The California Drought Continues. We worry a lot about our water bill which is HUGE and getting larger. We get no release for being an agricultural property. And we recycle, and reclaim etc etc. But the bill keeps going … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

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Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

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We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

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And finally in California it is cooling down – just a little – time for great recipes!

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It has been a very long summer and I look longingly at my fall and winter clothes. Thank goodness I can wear some of them now! East coast travel is looking like lots of fun! Spent a few days in … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup – a good way to use cooked chicken – comfort food!

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Chicken Noodle Soup does seem to have medicinal qualities for me – and for many others – although I am not sure that is scientific but it sure comforts me. This recipe takes a slightly different angle on it – … Continue reading

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After School Snacks for Kids – Cooking with kids is such fun and they will love these!

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Baked Mozzarella Bites ( I have adapted these from Cooking Light August 2011, Comfort Food Recipes) Our grandkids LOVED these and liked making them too!  Ingredients 1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 3  (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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