Category Archives: Comfort Foods

Blackberries Create a Love Hate Relationship

Should we thank Luther Burbank for introducing the Himalayan Blackberry to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century?  The plump, juicy berries have supplied us with delicious pies, syrups and jams that burst with flavor, but on the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie

My name is Wendi and I write a comfort food blog at Loaves and Dishes. I am so excited that Cynthia asked me to guest host for her today. In talking about this post, Cynthia asked me, “What does comfort … Continue reading

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Brining and Roasting a Turkey

Everyone has their own theory on what works best for cooking the Thanksgiving bird, and I’ve tried most preparation methods. Frankly, I prefer to keep things simple and I’ve found that brining the turkey prior to roasting has put the … Continue reading

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Apple Pumpkin Pie with Crumb Crust

This month’s Recipe of the Month combines the familiar taste of cinnamon, spice and everything nice with crisp fall apples and thick, rich pumpkin to create an unusual and delicious all-in-one pie. For a crunchy twist, I’ve added a sweet … Continue reading

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Leon’s Surprise Visitor

“Leon gets failing marks in playground!” My husband, Ed, remarked summing up our 4-year old Dachshund’s disdain toward dogs, and sometimes people, that threaten his territory. Leon made no exceptions when a dog named Glory made a surprise visit to … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue

Prepare yourself for a mini-vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with my recipe for Old-fashioned Pineapple Cream Pie with Meringue. This pineapple cream pie captures the fresh flavor of pineapple with every rich and creamy bite. It’s one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Chili Baked Potato Casserole

Chili Baked Potato Casserole is an offshoot from Wendy’s Restaurant that once offered a chili baked potato on their menu. My family loved Wendy’s chili baked potatoes so much that we’d often swing through the drive-up window and bring a … Continue reading

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Saucepan Spaghetti for Kids

Have the kids fix dinner one night this week. You might be surprised by how enthusiastic and inquisitive kids are about cooking. This recipe is an entree we made in a “For Kids Only” cooking class I taught one summer. … Continue reading

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Orange Glazed Pork Chops

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Orange Glazed Pork Chops is a versatile dish that’s super simple to prepare. The citrus glaze compliments the pork beautifully lending a distinct Asian flair. If you choose to compliment the chops with a side of homemade applesauce, they become … Continue reading

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Harvest Party Pumpkin Cookies

Freshly baked pumpkin apple cookies are a sweet reminder of fall. This is a soft, mouthwatering cookie that’s high in fiber and flavor. Guaranteed you can’t eat just one.     Cookie 1 box yellow cake mix (use dry from … Continue reading

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