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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kale and mushroom quiche

kale and mushroom quiche

Loaded with kale and mushrooms!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a quiche and I don’t know why.  Last year, I did a spinach and goat cheese variety and there was a roasted red pepper and artichoke in the beginning of the year, but since then — nothing.  Weird — because they’re simple to make and you can add any number of ingredients that you have on hand.

 

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sweet potato gnocchi

 

sweet potato gnocchi

Emily, I hope you’re seeing what you’re missing.

I love gnocchi.  I don’t make it very often, because – let’s face it – it’s not a spur of the moment dish.  But it’s so good!  Like pasta, but better!  

 

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