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.
Hawaiian brown sugar glazed ham makes a wonderfully easy, old-fashioned Polynesian style ham for Easter Sunday or any holiday or family meal.
Based on the classic Italian dish veal piccata, chicken breast fillets, pounded thin and sautéed in butter and oil, then topped with a piquant sauce of butter, lemons, capers, and parsley
Throw together a sweet and spicy marinade for this pork dish, and use your pressure cooker to cut down on cooking time. Served over rice or buttered noodles, this savory dinner comes together quickly.
Farfalle means butterflies in Italian. As a pasta tossed with peas, bacon, butter, sage, lemon juice, zest, and Parmesan it means delicious.
What is goetta? A sausage widely celebrated in Cincinnati that can be eaten for breakfast, on a sandwich, on a pizza... and especially as a hotdog.
In this take on the classic French recipe Saumon aux Lentilles, mild white-fleshed fish and sage stand in for salmon and tarragon.
The floral perfume of orange confit, highlighted by its scorched bitter notes, accentuates the rich gamey flavor of duck breast. The hint of sweetness from brown sugar rounds everything out.
Leftover mashed potatoes combine with ground pork, grated apple, chopped onion and fresh sage for a quick, economical, thoroughly satisfying dinner.
There's never a wrong time of year for a savory meat pie. This one incorporates pork, beef, and mushrooms, and is perfect for a chilly evening at home, or a sunny day outdoors.
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.
A pork loin roast that is coated with a glaze of Dijon mustard, rosemary, shallot, and garlic, allowed to marinate for several hours, then roasted until just cooked through.
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.
A quick and easy shrimp recipe with a spicy sauce. Served over rice, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Sometimes a whole lasagna is just too much. Make a smaller portion for a romantic dinner.
Short on time and energy to make dinner? Use a few basic ingredients for a tasty winter supper.
Looking for Valentine's Day ideas for a romantic dinner for two? Stuffed tilapia with a creamy sauce is as eye-pleasing as it is delicious without too much fuss.
Olympic officials estimate that 70,000 gallons of borscht will be served in Sochi during the Winter Games. Here's a vegetable-based, warm version of the popular Slavic dish.
Mushrooms are quickly cooked in butter. Kale is sautéed just as quickly with pancetta (optional), onion and garlic. Combined, they make a delicious sauce for pasta.
A rice cooker isn't the only way to cook a perfect pot of rice. Here are three ways, two for the stove top and one for the microwave, that will work just as well.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Asian-inspired dishes. These braised pork ribs, essentially a home-style Chinese stew, are perfect for a chilly weekend meal.
Canned tomato soup can't compare with homemade. Use fresh ingredients and a slow cooker to make a simple and comforting dinner or lunch.
Warm and filling, this savory and sweet dish has added flavor with a miso-sesame dressing.
Ming Tsai of public-television's 'Simply Ming' shares an East-West recipe and other food traditions to honor the Year of the Horse.