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Comfort Food

Pepper Jack Mac

Pepper Jack Mac is a spicy pepper jack macaroni and cheese recipe studded with plenty of fresh jalapeños ~ think you can handle it?  If I were you I’d skip straight to the recipe and make this outrageous meal…

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish! I promise you won’t regret making this easy mac & cheese recipe!  Cacio e pepe (cheese…

Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up a notch with lots of creamy Brie cheese.  It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a special first course for holiday meal. The other night I…

Fresh Cranberry Scones with white chocolate chips and a vanilla bean glaze ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Fresh Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Chilly morning?  Cozy up with these Fresh Cranberry Scones ~ they’re moist and flaky, loaded with lots of tart cranberries, and a touch of white chocolate ~ all topped with a vanilla bean glaze.…

Cheesy Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

I don’t think dinner can get any more comforting than this Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.  It’s an impossibly delicious concoction of egg noodles, tender chicken, and a creamy poppy seed sauce, all topped with a buttery Ritz cracker crust,…

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is comfort food at its finest…made from scratch quickly and easily in 30 minutes. This sublime warming soup is made with lots of fresh broccoli (no frozen mushy stuff, please), yukon gold potatoes,…

Making Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge capitalizes on one of the world’s great flavor combos ~ this homemade fudge is sophisticated, quick and easy, and definitely giftable. *This post is sponsored by Peanut Butter & Co™ ~ thank you for supporting…

Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms

Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ this earthy, stick-to-your-ribs skillet dinner is ideal for a chilly fall night! save the recipe! I have a weakness for creamy chicken dishes, I think most of us do, it must…

Meat Lovers Chili ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Easy Meat Lovers Chili

Meat Lovers Chili is loaded up with three kinds of meat, making this recipe a hearty favorite when the weather cools down and appetites ramp up.  Everybody loves this easygoing one pot meal. This meat lovers chili is a…

Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe is the ultmate Italian comfort food ~ the whole family loves it! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Easy Sausage and Peppers Recipe

Nobody does comfort food like the Italians, and this easy sausage and peppers recipe is a prime example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to make a sublimely satisfying meal in about an hour. Growing up…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a classic side dish that gets a bad rap because generations of moms have resorted to canned soup, frozen broccoli, and mayo.  This version is closer to a French gratin, with everything (easily!) made from…

Super easy cheesy beer dip

Cheesy Beer Dip with Pretzel Rolls

Cheesy Beer Dip with Pretzel Rolls is a quick and easy game night people pleaser.  I’ve used refrigerated dough to make the pretzel rolls super fast…while they bake you can whisk together the cheese dip and have this hot…

Macaroni and Cheese taken up a notch with jalapeno peppers

4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese

Don’t be alarmed (hehe) you are in complete control of the heat level in this 4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese — are you more of a one-alarm type? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Think you’re hot stuff and…

Shepherd's Pie with fall vegetables and cheesy potato crust

Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables

Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables is an easy, rustic skillet meal that celebrates the best of the season, it’s pure comfort! I’m popping in quickly today with a recipe that I hadn’t intended to blog about — it…

1770 House Meatloaf

I saw Ina Garten make this 1770 House Meatloaf on tv and I made a mental note to try it.  She says it’s the best meatloaf she’s ever had, and that convinced me to give it a go.  I’m…

Meatballs smothered in cheese

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast ~ this easy hot appetizer or light dinner with tender meatballs baked up in an ooey gooey cheese sauce comes with crisp slices of garlic bread for scooping ~ yum! Everyone has their…

Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

Does your dad send you articles?  My dad has been sending me articles ever since I left home.  At this point the envelopes from him with the carefully folded newspaper clippings and scanned magazine articles are some of the…

Irish Fish Cakes with a homemade Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce

Irish Fish Cakes with 30 Second Tartar Sauce ~ these are traditional, old fashioned fish cakes and they’re a great example of classic Irish country cooking. Packed with tender flakes of just barely poached cod, lots of fork-mashed russet…

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf ~ a tender meatloaf drenched in a sweet ‘n spicy bourbon whisky glaze ~ definitely not your mother’s meatloaf! I know everyone is all about the turkey these days, but we’ve got to eat between now…

Portobello Shepherd's Pies

Portobello Shepherd’s Pies

Portobello Shepherd’s Pies take one of my all time favorite comfort meals and lightens it up in a fun and creative way ~ and who doesn’t love a big juicy portobello mushroom? Shepherd’s Pie is right up there with…

Luxurious Beef Barley Soup

Luxurious Beef Barley Soup ~ put another log on the fire and cozy up with a steaming mug of this classic comforting soup. What makes this soup luxurious?  In a nutshell, it’s the generous dose of sherry.  Sherry gives…

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup is an easy updated version of one of the world’s great comfort foods ~ the dilled matzo balls are light, fluffy, and delicious! The headliners of matzo ball soup are the matzo balls, without them,…

Down Home Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Gravy ~ these tender biscuits are made impossibly light and fluffy with sweet potato, and they make the perfect base for a classic Southern country gravy!

Down Home Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Gravy

Down Home Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Gravy ~ these tender biscuits are made impossibly light and fluffy with sweet potato, and they make the perfect base for a classic Southern country gravy! I’ve been craving biscuits ever since…

Vanilla Bean Bourbon Pudding

Kentucky Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pudding

Kentucky Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pudding ~ a thick, classic, creamy vanilla pudding spiked with bourbon is an irresistible and comforting adult dessert! Not all desserts are created equal.  There’s gooey pecan pie, sinful chocolate brownies, calorie laden cheesecake, artery…