There is a difference between comfort food and comfort cooking, though sometimes the two marry to result in a quiet afternoon in the kitchen, followed by a glorious meal well worth the effort.
Easter morning calls for a special spread, but no one wants to be up early cracking eggs. Make this casserole the night before and simplify breakfast or brunch.
Carrot and dill are made for each other, and the flavor and vibrant color of this risotto will charm family and friends. Serve it as a main course, or a side with pork or chicken and a green vegetable.
In colcannon, mashed potatoes and cabbage are combined to create a dish that will feel like a welcome to the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick's Day.
Old-fashioned yet unusual, cottage cheese makes these rolls light and delightfully tangy.
This pizza casserole makes a quick weeknight meal to please the whole family.
When culinary thoughts turn southward toward Louisiana and Mardi Gras, satisfy hearty appetites with this New Orleans tradition of slow-cooked meat and vegetables served over creamy grits.
Get the sophisticated taste of chocolate and cherries with less effort than a complicated cake. Serve this dessert warm for a gooey center, or cooled for a firmer texture.
A frosted caramel brownie will cheer up frosty evenings.
Canned tomato soup can't compare with homemade. Use fresh ingredients and a slow cooker to make a simple and comforting dinner or lunch.
Jan. 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Celebrate with a hearty bowl of Scottish cock-a-leekie.
A British comfort food, cauliflower cheese also makes a creamy, simple soup.
Collard greens may sound unappealing, but once you sautée them with bacon and a bit of sugar they are transformed into a delicious side dish.
Bake the flavor of the season into these tasty eggnog bars.
Spice up familiar seven-layer or Hello Dolly bars with cinnamon chips and a Biscoff cookie crust.
Red velvet and Christmas are a perfect match. Wrapped in plastic with a cute bow, or baked into mini loaf pans, this pound cake makes a great last-minute gift.
Shopping for the gourmand in your life? Or simply want to bring some cheer into the kitchen? Here are some holiday gift ideas from Stir It Up! blogger The Runaway Spoon.
Had enough of leftover turkey sandwiches? Go for a warm and hearty turkey chowder instead. Tips on how to cut prep time make this recipe an easy post-holiday meal.
Do something different with leftover turkey this year. These hot brown 'sandwiches' are like individual turkey-cheese casseroles, the perfect lunch for a long weekend.
There's no doubt about it, buttermilk makes everything better. A sweet syrup, either molasses or sorghum, blends with tangy, creamy buttermilk to create a light custard in this pie.