Using Filippo Berio's Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Create Healthy Twists of Traditional Comfort Foods

For the past six months, I ate anything and everything, mostly out of convenience. As a result,  I felt sluggish,  moody and less alert.  So two weeks ago, I made the choice to eat healthier and have been swapping full-fat ingredients with lower fat alternatives. I've been using extra virgin olive oil as a substitute for butter, and recently tried the Fillipo Berio brand....more

Macaroni and Cheese

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Kentucky Hot Brown

Kentucky Hot Brown.  Open-faced hot sandwich with turkey, tomato, cheese sauce and bacon over toast and broiled to melty good perfection.  The hot brown is an institution in Louisville, and I wanted to impress my good Kentucky friend by learning how to make a worthy one.http://thehungrybluebird.com/recipes/kentucky-hot-brown/...more

The Depression Diet

It seems that Target (and other stores) can now send, well, targeted ads based on previous purchases. For example, someone who buys a home pregnancy test will start receiving coupons and discount offers on diapers and strollers. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions.  This is my favorite way to make a pot roast.  The flavor is incredible, the perfect comfort food during these cold months.  Absolutely fantastic. http://thehungrybluebird.com/recipes/beer-braised-beef-and-onions/...more

Hows to make Classic Stuffed Manicotti

This delicious and classic Stuffed Manicotti, is the perfect “company’s coming” supper. Learn my trick for easily filling the noodles.Get the recipe at Cosmopolitan Cornbread, HERE...more

Meatballs in Mashed Potato Cups

The first time I made this I fell in love because of how simple and delicious it is. This is a big hit with kids and husbands too, my family often begs for it. This is one of my favorite comfort foods all wrapped up in a cute little package. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do....more

Mac n Cheese Pizza

My daughter attends a university about 3 hours away.  An easy drive to go for the day and return home at night.  Whenever we go, we have our favorite hot spot for lunch.  A trip there isn't complete without a visit to this pizza place.  It's totally a college hangout, but if you are in there anytime before 10 pm, you won't totally stand out.  Ha!  Ha!...more
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