Comfort Food

Comfort Food, Italian, Vegetarian

Mushroom Risotto

The first time I tried this risotto I was skeptical – very skeptical. How could you get mushroom flavor without dried porchinis or without browning the fresh mushrooms? Why does it seem like too much alcohol and not enough stock? I decided to throw caution to the wind and make only quantity changes, rather than […]

Comfort Food, Dessert, Drinks, Easy

The Perfect Hot Chocolate

It’s tradition for Todd and I to take this hot chocolate with us when we go to Candy Cane Lane just before Christmas every year. For those not in Milwaukee, Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood that all decorates their houses and people drive through to look at the lights. This hot chocolate has gone […]

Comfort Food, Dinner, Healthy, Indian, Light

Chicken Korma

Korma describes a curry dish, often with dried fruit and nuts, that’s braised. I wouldn’t describe this dish as a curry through. The sauce is brothy and light. The flavors are reminiscent of curry, but unique to this dish. I can’t necessarily compare it to anything else, and based on my research, ‘korma’ is the […]

Baked Goods, Comfort Food, Dessert, Easy

Apple Crisp

For one reason or another, I have an aversion to the taste of raw flour in my desserts, which has lead me to avoid almost all fruit desserts. The most common thickener for┬áthe juice released during the cooking process of fruit pies and fruit crisps is some flour mixed in with the fruit, and I […]

Comfort Food, Dinner, Healthy, Light, Lunch, Soup, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Soup

With the abundance of squash this fall and the craving for heart-warming, soul satisfying comfort food, this butternut squash soup fits the bill. The subtle layers of flavor build as you eat, despite any preconceived notion you may have about a squash soup. Eat this and feel proud – you’ll be satisfied, others will be […]

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