Feeling a Bit Chilli?

As the nights get darker, and the temperature starts to drop, I begin to think about stocking up my freezer for the winter.  Soups, stews, sauces and casseroles are all wonderful things to have waiting for you at the end of a long day at work, especially when they only need to be heated up.  It takes a little bit of planning, but if you can make too much of a recipe once a week and freeze the leftovers into portions, you will have a freezer full of comforting home cooking in no time!...more

Chubby Girl Chicken Parmesan


Good Old Fashioned Meatloaf

This is a low fat version of one of may all-time favourite comfort foods.  This is my (healthy)  take on my mother’s recipe; I remember she would make this when it was cold and rainy outside which coincidently, it was today!http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/good-old-fashioned-meatloaf/  ...more

Lamb Curry Recipe

Lamb CurryA soul-satisfying dish with tender chunks of lamb bathed in a seductive curry sauce.View the recipe: http://www.thesensuist.com/Recipes-Lamb_Curry.html...more

Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice CasseroleA comforting casserole with a sophisticated twist. ...more

Lightened up, Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese; it’s comforting and no matter how crappy your day was, it makes you feel whole inside.  Wow, that’s a tall order!  I’m totally picturing that commercial from the ‘80s when the guy comes home from work at night in a rain storm with the flu and his dog shows up with medicine around his collar (I’m officially old).http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/lightened-up-baked-macaroni-and-cheese/  ...more

Favorite Fall Meals

I love fall! I used to think summer was my favorite season, but the last few years or so I have really fallen in love with fall (sorry, summer!). The days are not too hot and not too cold, the nights are crisp, the colors are beautiful, and the bugs are gone! And fall in my little corner of the world brings an amazing color display, as well as a bounty of fruit and veggies....more

A Comfortable Day Deserves Comfort Food: White Chicken Chili

After a long hot week, the temps finally dipped and the cool air reminded us of the crisp, comfortable days of fall. What better way to celebrate the upcoming change of the seasons, than by cooking up a big batch of white chicken chili!...more
@wdolderer I hope you love it! Let me know how it turns out for you. We like it a bit spicy, but ...more

Confessions of a Chocoholic

 What is a chocoholic? A person that is addicted to or excessively fond of chocolate...more

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes