smoky corn chowder

 

smoky corn chowder

smoky kielbasa and tender vegetables warmed by a creamy corn broth.

Back to fall comfort food central here.   I asked for your favorites and the responses came through Facebook and e-mail.  Brenda’s pick was creamy soups.  I can totally get behind that.  Who doesn’t like a soup with a creamy mouth-feel?  Some of my favorites are butternut squash soup, roasted red pepper soup and white bean soups with ham and veggies.  But for you, Brenda — I’ve got something extra special!  

 

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cold soba salad

cold soba salad

bright and fresh with crunchy vegetables

Are you a pantry hoarder?   I think I may be.  I’m not a hoarder in any other sense but this one.  Normally, I think that if something hasn’t been used recently, you won’t miss it if it gets tossed out.  Not so with my pantry.  

 

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roasted garlic cheese grits

roasted garlic cheese grits

ridiculously creamy garlic cheese grits. I like ‘em with hot sauce!

roasted garlic cheese grits

this is the comfort food you didn’t know you were craving!

You know I’m from the South, right?  I grew up on all manner of Southern fare.  Ham, from Smithfield.  Oysters and blue crabs, from the Chesapeake Bay.  Pulled pork sandwiches made by Mom or as a treat from Pierce’s Barbecue.  Pork puddin’ and scrapple (from the leftover parts of the pig).  And grits.

 

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farro with pomegranate and apple

farro with pomegranates and apples

put this at the top of your “must try” list!

Sorry, I have to take a break from the comfort foods.  It’s time to mix in a salad.  I think you’ll like this one – full of fall flavors, and you won’t fall-on-the-floor-in-a-food-coma after you eat it!  A-N-D —  I purchased all of the ingredients at my new-favorite-store!

 

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apple cranberry walnut bars

apple cranberry walnut bars

over-the-top-good!

For anyone craving a sweet bite with the flavors of fall, this is for you.  Actually, this is for Donna.  She responded to my request for favorite fall comfort foods and, well – here’s what she said on Facebook:

“ok I’ll say it…everyone is being so healthyapple crisps, pumpkin breads, fall muffinspumpkin, apple, date, etc….you know me…desserts and more desserts!!!
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Don’t you love her enthusiasm!

 

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