Pizza Zucchini Boats

For many of us, comfort is usually found in the form of naughty carbs – donuts, potato chips, candy, pizza. Sigh. Pizza. Cheesy, melted, gooey goodness on a canvas of crisp, bubbly dough. I could sing a sonnet of all the great pizzas hubby and I sampled during our college days in Boston. But, since I don’t quite have my college figure, it’s time to cook up something a little smarter – but just as delicious as those classic pizza pies!

Okay, well, a very close second. Let’s not kid ourselves.

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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When I was pregnant and couldn’t indulge in deli meat (but still occasionally did), my go-to from our local sub shop was a Philly cheesesteak. Especially on chilly winter weekends spent playing house (a.k.a., stressing about nursery furniture/house readiness/general baby maintenance), it totally hit the spot. Comforting...

Easy Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili

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I’ve been having “one of those days” every day lately. I won’t bore you with the details, but simply put: parenthood is no cake walk. It’s gross and tiring and patience testing, and some days I just want to run away to the Caribbean to sip...

Creamy Broccoli Chicken Shells and Cheese

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Can someone make this for me, pile it on a plate, and stick in a candle? Today is my birthday and I wish for more. No cake cravings on the brain here. Just a big bowl of this super comforting, creamy pot full of goodness. That’s what’s on...

English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

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If there were any breakfast I’d say all of us take comfort in, it would be an English muffin. Hot, buttery and perfectly soft yet crisp, you can never go wrong with those nooks and crannies. Pile ‘em high with fresh tomatoes, fluffy eggs and a few delicious...

Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Mini Meatloaves

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When I think of classic, kid-friendly comfort foods, my mind immediately turns to meatloaf. It’s like propping your feet up by a warm fire in the winter – it just makes you feel good! Especially when served with mashed potatoes, a good meatloaf is one...

Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Roll Bars

When it comes to cooking and baking, most of us don’t have hours to spend whipping up dinners, desserts and other goodies from scratch. While some may picture me spinning around the kitchen in an apron, whisk in hand, dreaming up delicious new recipes...

Baked Hummus-Crusted Lemon Chicken

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Fall is my favorite season… what’s yours? However, try as I might to get into the mug-of-cider-cozy-sweaters-pumpkin spice spirit of things, summer is very much still present here in Austin. The toasty temps outside remind me of this every minute! Specifically in the morning,...

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

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Happy October, friends! The falling leaves, warm cider and cinnamon-spiced goodies make this month my undeniable favorite… not to mention my upcoming birthday. With a this little lady to help me celebrate, I have a feeling this will be one to remember. But first, before discussing cake and...

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

The whole business of stuffing vegetables with delicious goodness really appeals to me. You can dirty them up with any sticky, cheesy, salty indulgences you like, because at the end of the day… you’re eating your vegetables. Like the good little cook you are....