Mango Chutney and Bacon Grilled Cheese

What is the fastest comfort food you can make? Aside from a bowl of ice cream, or something store bought, I think grilled cheese is probably the fastest comfort food recipe in my repertory. In about 10 minutes you can go from desperately hungry to content, and you only dirty one pan! This grilled cheese also satisfies my need for sweet and salty as it has hot utney and thick sliced smoked bacon added to the mix. This sandwich really...

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

I love a good casserole. Really, what’s not to love?  They are, with a few exceptions, easy to prepare, they can be made up in advance, and they are comforting.  When the weather turns chilly there is nothing I like better than a cozy casserole.  So, one morning a few days ago it was just a little chilly.  Not co but the wind had a little bite.   Obviously it was time to make a casserole!  While perusing a casserole cookbook,...

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Sometimes you just need some comfort. Yesterday was not a great day for me.  In fact, it was terrible.  Before I got home I decided that a nice, warm, creamy bowl of soup would fit the bill.  I have been craving mushroom soup for a few weeks, ever since having some rather superb mushroom soup at a local cafe, and I had three pints of mushrooms in the fridge.  It was meant to be. This mushroom soup is pretty basic.  I really wanted the...

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Cream of Chicken Soup

I always forget how easy soups are to make.     One of my favorite soups is cream of chicken.  For the longest time I would buy the soup from the deli of the grocery store because I quite simply never thought to make it myself.  I am kicking myself about it now because not only is it dead simple, it tastes far better than anything I have purchased.   What I like is that I control the content of the soup, so if I want more carrots or...

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Cheddar Cheese Soup

For the last few weeks, when the Texas weather cycles between pleasant to bone chilling cold, I have been craving bowls of steamy hot soup.  Let me begin by saying I have never been much of a soup person.   It isn’t that I dislike soup, or that I think badly of soup, but when it comes to meals I am attracted to more substantial fare.   However, this year I have been making, and greedily eating, soups for the first time since I...

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