Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Recipes: Comfort Foods

This week for Friday Recipes I am going to do something a little bit different. I know that I normally just give you a bunch of great recipes, usually ones that I find on Old Fashioned Living. However, this week I want to share with you not only several of my own favorite comfort foods that I've blogged about this past year, but also some comfort foods from other bloggers here in the U.S. and around the world. I've included only a small handful of different blogs, and will most likely do this once a month to show you what's out there in the blogging world!

Hope you enjoy this week's recipes. I've only included the ingredients, so if you would like the entire recipe, please click the link provided which will take you to that particular blog.

If you use Twitter, I have also included a link for each blogger's twitter profile so you can follow them if you like!

(Recipes are in no particular order)




Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

2 1/4 tsp. or 1 packet (1/4 oz./7 g) dry active yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 cup warm milk (approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

To get the instructions visit La Fuji Mama

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Meatloaf Miracle

1 medium onion, chopped
2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko instead)
2 eggs, beaten

Glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard

To get the instructions visit La Fuji Mama

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Carrie's Sweet and Sassy Red Potato Salad

2 lbs. red bliss potatoes, boiled and cubed (NOT peeled)
2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
1/2 cup Mt. Olive Sweet Pickles, finely chopped
1/2 cup sweet onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely
3-4 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
3/4 cup Duke's mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
1 tablespoon juice from sweet pickles
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional Ingredients:
1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon

To get the instructions visit Ginger Lemon Girl

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Jennifer's Easy Marinara Sauce

1 (28 oz) can cooked whole peeled roma tomatoes with basil
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, finely minced

To get the instructions visit Ginger Lemon Girl

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Beef Pot Pie

1.25 lbs beef stew meat
1 lb carrots, cut to bite size pieces
4 medium potatoes, peeled & cut to bite size pieces
4 stalks celery, cut to bite size pieces
1 medium onion, chopped **I omitted due to intolerance
2 TBSP Kitchen Bouquet
3 TBSP Cornstarch
2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
3 cups water total, divided
1 10oz box package frozen mixed vegetables
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Thyme or Marjaram, to taste, approx. 1 tsp

To get the instructions visit Gluten-free is Life

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Honey Baked Lentils

1 cup lentils
2 cups water (I used 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup water)
2 TBSP Honey
2 TBSP Soy Sauce (I used La Choy Low-Sodium)
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 clove garlic (I used 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
1 small onion (I omitted this b/c I can’t eat onions)
salt & pepper

To get the instructions visit Gluten-free is Life

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Tuna Salad Melt

1 can tuna in water, drained
1 – 2 tsp Hellman’s Canola Mayo
1 -2 tsp sweet pickle relish
chopped celery (to taste)
finely chopped walnuts (to taste)
Frank’s Red Hot (to taste)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Top with cheese (some of my favs are cheddar or muenster)
Bagel or French Roll, toasted

To get the instructions visit Gluten-free is Life

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Retro Style Swiss Steak

3 to 4 pounds of round steak
2 slices of bacon
1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Drippings from bacon
Olive oil as needed
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 poblano pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
2 lbs canned organic tomatoes
1 cup water or beef broth

To get the instructions visit Baking Delights

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Mince & Tatties

500g Good Minced Beef
3 Carrots - peeled and finely chopped
1 Large Onion - finely chopped
1 Stick Celery - finely chopped
500Ml Beef Stock
2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of Tabasco Sauce
1/2 Tbs Marmite
Salt+Pepper
1 Tbs Porridge Oats
Potatoes - Desiree or Maris Piper, about 400g per person
Knob of Butter
Salt+Pepper (I prefer White Pepper in Mash)

To get the instructions visit Essex Eating

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Polenta with Herbs

3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves chopped very fine
2 shallots chopped very fine
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup polenta
4 ounces goat cheese
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon chopped rosemary
1 Tablespoon chopped Parsley
1 Tablespoon chopped Sage
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese

To get the instructions visit Savory Adventures

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Pig's Trotters

6 pig’s trotters from the foreleg
1 large cotechino sausage (about 600-700g)
3 sticks celery
150ml extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch oregano, washed and chopped
5lt chicken stock, or water

To get the instructions visit Thoughts from Becca

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Shepherd's Pie

1 1/2 lbs ground beef (or lamb)
1/2 large onion, diced
1 large zucchini, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp fresh thyme (I used 1/2 tsp dried)
2 cups beef broth (I made my own beef broth, so this is what I used)
2 tsp salt, or to taste
3 cups mashed potatoes
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
couple shakes of Parmesan cheese

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad

5 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes
6 large eggs, hard-cooked and peeled
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 jar (4 oz) diced pimentos, drained and topped with about 4 fat drops of Louisiana hot sauce
2 tsp celery salt
1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 cup diced sweet pickles (sweet salad cubes if you live in the South)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard (don't go fancy or Creole or grainy)
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
Heaping 1/2 cup chopped red onion
Heaping 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Finely ground kosher salt and ground black pepper
Smoked hot paprika for garnish

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Ham & Bean Soup

2 cups of dried beans, any variety (I use 15 bean, but you can use anything)
8 cups of cold water
1/2 tsp baking soda
8 cups of water
1 lb. leftover ham (or smoked sausage, ham hocks, whatever you have on hand)
1 large onion, chopped
1 14.5-oz can of peeled tomatoes (I use diced)

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Banana Upside Down Muffins

non-stick cooking spray
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark muscovado or brown sugar, packed (I used dark brown sugar)
4 ripe bananas

Muffins:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, preferably organic
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup dark muscovado or brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs, room temperature
3 tbsp whole milk
3 tbsp dark rum
1 tsp vanilla extract

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Making Pizza on the Grill

pizza dough (link to recipe on site)
pizza sauce (link to recipe on site)
toppings
foil
tongs
metal spatula
olive oil
pizza stone or cutting board, sprinkled with cornmeal

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Amish White Bread

1 c. warm water (110 degrees)
1 c. warm milk (110 degrees)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
6 c. bread flour

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 4-oz can chopped green chilies (do not drain)
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic minced

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Vanilla Bread Pudding

7-10 ounces French bread or Italian bread, stale cut into 1-inch cubes (about enough to fill up a 13x9 pan 3/4 of the way)
3 large egg yolks, room temperature
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
4 cups milk, whole
1/2 cup raisins, chopped (optional)

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Amish Pot Roast

3-4 lb. beef roast (sirloin tip, rump, English cut)
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 c. coffee
2 bay leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 onions, sliced

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

FILLING
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1 1/2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon heavy cream

FROSTING
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Sopa de Fideos: Mexican Noodle Soup

1 7 oz package of Fideo or angel hair pasta broken into small pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
3- 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
freshly ground black pepper
course salt

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

1 package quick-acting active dry yeast
1 1/3 cup milk (105 to 115F degrees)
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour or whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
coarse salt

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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French Silk Pie

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
Whipped cream or Cool Whip

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Sweet Corn Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Salisbury Steaks

2 lbs ground beef
1 egg white
1/3 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup crushed Saltine crackers
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Hot Hamburger Sandwiches

ground beef
sandwich bread
mashed potatoes
gravy

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

boneless pork chops, thin cut
dry bread crumbs
flour
eggs
butter or margarine (sticks)

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Italian Lasagna with Meat

1/2 of a (1-pound) package lasagna, uncooked
1 lb bulk Italian sausage
1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz) can tomatoes, cut up (undrained)
2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp basil leaves
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
1 egg beaten
1 tbsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup grated parmasan cheese

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Chili

for the seasoning:
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp minced onion
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cumin

you will also need:
1 pound ground beef
1- 15 oz can red kidney beans
1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Homemade Tacos

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
2 tsp instant minced onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp crushed red peppers
1/2 tsp instant minced garlic
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
hard or soft taco shells
Amanda's Fresh Salsa (recipe below)
shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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Cherry Cheesecake

1 cup graham-cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped California walnuts
1/3 cup butter, melted (I cooled it to room temp)
sugar
3 8-oz pkgs cream cheese
6 eggs
2 cups sour cream
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract

Cherry Topping

21 ounce can cherry pie filling
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp lemon juice

To get the instructions visit Amanda's Cookin'

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3 comments:

  1. some very cool recipes here! thanks

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  2. seriously drooling here Amanda!! GREAT post!! Love it!! Thank you so much for featuring my recipes! Really appreciate it!!

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  3. Oh yum, yum, yum! The only thing missing is mac 'n cheese and homemade chocolate cake!

    Ali

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