Comfort Food

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Transform your pumpkin pie with one extra step into a rich, creamy Island treat, Haupia Pumpkin Pie. The smooth, mildly sweet haupia layer won’t take you much more time than to make the pie. A layered pie is always impressive-looking, right? And this one is […]

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

  “Dirty” rice sausage bake is an easy comfort meal for these cooler days or any time! It’s a savory variation on red beans and rice. Make it vegan with a vegan sausage, or meaty with your favorite chicken, pork or beef sausage.    I […]

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

  This one-pot Thai Massaman curry with beef and potatoes has a gorgeous golden color and mellow flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make in the Dutch oven.   You simply layer the ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover and bake. With amazingly little effort […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

This slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes is a tasty and simple meal that also contains chickpeas, green peas, coconut milk and canned tomatoes. If you like your slow cooker for stir-and-forget dinners, you will love this easy Indian curry. And of course you […]

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Greek pastitsio is a relative of lasagna – spiced, layered and creamy. This spaghetti squash Greek pastitsio’s white, creamy béchamel-like sauce gives a beautiful contrast with the tomato-y red and cinnamon in the meat filling. Spaghetti squash strands form the the gluten-free base and another […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

A savory Mexican-seasoned butternut squash breakfast hash bowl made with roasted butternut squash, heirloom tomato salsa, avocado and an optional egg. Roast seasoned butternut squash cubes until they become seasoned fries, then top and enjoy.  Make the salsa while the squash cubes are roasting, and […]

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup is good any time of the year, but especially when fresh Olathe corn and Hatch Green Chiles are in season. These ingredients make it a special late-summer meal in Colorado.  This is a “two-ways” recipe which means that I’ve […]

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

I love making this slightly sweet, slightly tart, spiced apple butter with seasonal Jonathan apples. It’s so easy in the Instant Pot, whether slow- or pressure-cooked. Here I share how to make apple butter! Every year I look forward to late September or early October […]

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Fork-tender beef, savory potatoes and carrots, slow-baked with tomato and herb goodness! All make this old-fashioned beef stew perfect for the cooler evenings that we’re having in early October. Make this for your next company meal!  It’s a quick prep because you simply chop and […]