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Comfort Food

Truffle mac and cheese just out of the oven

Truffle Mac and Cheese

Truffle Mac and Cheese ~ a luxurious baked pasta with plenty of rich creamy sauce and an earthy flavor and aroma thanks to truffled cheese, truffle oil, and a dash of truffle salt.…

Vanilla lavender latte with fresh lavender

Vanilla Lavender Latte

Vanilla Lavender Latte ~ this warming drink is made with vanilla bean and lavender buds for a soothing way to start or end a busy day.…

Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Red Peppers

Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Spiced Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers ~ this classic comfort food gets an exotic makeover with ground lamb, lightly spiced with cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, and nutmeg, along with fluffy couscous to replace the traditional rice.  The aroma is swoon-worthy!…

Instant Pot Pork Chops in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce ~ these fork tender pork chops cook up in no time in the Instant Pot pressure cooker ~  let’s just call it instant comfort food gratification!…

Overhead photo of creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in blue pan

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs is the kind of meal that draws people like a magnet…they wander into the kitchen from all directions, noses high in the air, begging to know what smells so delicious.  What cook doesn’t live…

11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes

11 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes ~ don’t just pick away at those leftovers, put them to good use with these simple, classic recipes you don’t have to think too much about ~ just how it should be after a…

Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy

Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy ~ a cozy and comforting supper with a Scandinavian vibe perfect for hunkering down on a chilly night.  These easy hamburger steaks are simmered in a rich mushroom gravy that lures everybody…

Beef Barley Soup ~ crock pot and stove top recipe

Beef Barley Soup ~ put another log on the fire and cozy up with a steaming mug of this classic comforting soup.  You can simmer it on the stove, or let the slow cooker do the work. VINTAGE VIEW…

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks ~ it’s finally here, my favorite time of year, cozy drink season!  I’ll pour myself at least one a day from now until spring ~ so here they are, the 30 COZIEST hot…

Slow Cooked Apple Bourbon Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooked Apple Bourbon Smothered Pork Chops ~ that’s a delicious mouthful!  The pork cooks low and slow in the oven, or crock pot, and becomes fork tender in a rich gravy made with cider and bourbon.…

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.…

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.…

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…

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.…

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

1770 House Meatloaf ~ this Ina Garten meatloaf recipe with a roasted garlic gravy is moist, tender, and full of old world flavor ~ I highly recommend it!…

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!…

Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions ~ this classic tomato pie is gussied up with pretty heirloom tomatoes and crisp onion strings, who could argue with that?…

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 authentic 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?…

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup

Dilled Matzo Ball Soup is warm, hearty, restorative, resonant with historical significance, and the essence of home and family.  It can also beat the heck out of a cold or flu.  It’s one of the world’s great comfort soups.…

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…

Chicken Stew with Honey Whole Wheat Biscuits

Chicken Stew with Honey Whole Wheat Biscuits

Chicken Stew with Honey Whole Wheat Biscuits ~ there’s nothing homier, or more comforting, than chicken stew bubbling away in a pot, with fluffy biscuits rising in the oven……

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…