Pierogi may not be easy to make, but they’re easy to cook. They can be served simply boiled once or twice, or fried – perhaps after having been breaded with bread crumbs or crackers. Although they reheat fantastically, they do not take to that greatest reheating mechanism of all time: the microwave. If you want to eat pierogi like a true Pole, serve them with sour cream.
Lidia Bastianich’s Italian-American Spaghetti and Meatballs in a rich, zesty tomato sauce … it’s one of myfavorite recipes.
Fast Chicken and Slow Potatoes (w/Spinach). It’s your two favorite comfort-food groups – “baked” and “fried” – along with a few others you might like: “braised” and “fricasseed.”
This Cast-Iron Skillet Hasselback Potato Gratin is the extra-strength comfort food you’ve been looking for to get you through these trying times.
Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms in a Garlic-Lemon-Thyme Sauce, accompanied by Corn Pudding and Steamed Carrots: Everyday Comfort Food in a Home-Style Dinner for Four
Check out our recipe for Coffee-Crusted Pork Roast with orange-cardamom jus, accompanied by caramelized Brussels sprouts and braised red cabbage.
Turn hamburger, green pepper, and onion, into a Sloppy Joe that tastes like a Philly Cheesesteak. This is an easy recipe for some wonderful, homemade comfort food. The hardest part is chopping the veggies, and that can be done in a food processor.
Homemade Polish Dumplings go wonderfully with any kind of chicken soup. Polish Dumplings are made very simply and easily from potatoes and flour. They freeze well and are easy to reheat. They’re a comfort-foodie accompaniment to the stock you made from your leftover holiday turkey.
It’s Creamy Chicken Thyme! Here’s a recipe for skinless, boneless, lemon-and-garlicky chicken breasts – pan fried and then baked – with mushrooms and egg noodles, under a creamy Pinot Grigio sauce.