Tag Archives: comfort food

Lakeside Chicken Chili

I know; I know!  It has been FOREVER since I have posted a recipe.  To be quite honest, when I started working in Newton-Conover City Schools and then started on my doctorate at the same time, I was pretty busy! … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Pie

I was born on my grandfather’s birthday in November of 1972. Stacy Brewer, who was my maternal grandfather, a firm believer in traditional gender roles, and the unquestionable innocence of Richard M. Nixon, told my mother – when my birth … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Lasagna

Once I acclimated to life in college at Western Carolina University in the fall of 1991, I didn’t make many trips home to Wilkes County, but when I did, my mother would always ask me what I wanted for dinner.  … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings

No one can make chicken and dumplings like my grandmother could.  She would start with a whole chicken and let it stew all day with butter, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and flour, and then she would make her own biscuit … Continue reading

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Tender London Broil

It’s not often that I can whip up a new meal that takes me back to my childhood in a vivid way. This London Broil recipe does just that. My mother and grandmother used to make incredible roasts, stew beef … Continue reading

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Cheesy Potato Soup

It’s cold outside, and it is bleak.  There are no leaves on the tress, and I find myself continuously counting down the days until spring returns.  It is on days like this that I just want to cuddle up on … Continue reading

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Lakeside Chicken Pot Pie

When I was a child, our family would make our annual trek to Myrtle Beach each summer for five glorious days in the South Carolina sunshine.  My grandparents had a Taurus camper, and we always stayed at Pirateland Family Campground.  … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken Bake

Today, I just craved comfort food, but I wanted something spicy as well. I did a little Internet research and combined several of my findings with what was in my cabinets, and I whipped up this spicy, comforting meal in … Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes you just need comfort food.  Whether you are feeling under the weather, chilled by the weather, stressed out because of your job, or just lonely for your mama’s cooking, this recipe is sure to make you feel warm and … Continue reading

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Jackson’s Favorite Meatloaf

When I think of meatloaf, I think of country cooking, family dinners, mashed potatoes, my grandmother’s macaroni and cheese, and all things warm and familiar.  Meatloaf has that comfort food feel that takes me back to my youth.  My grandmother … Continue reading

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