Leftover cooked chicken, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…on the other hand, let me not, because we would be here all day. But one of the ways is definitely in this couldn’t-be-easier recipe for chicken soba noodle salad. Soba noodles, all kinds of fresh chopped veggies, a little of your favorite vinaigrette dressing, and that cooked chicken, torn into bite-sized shreds. It’s a healthy, hearty salad that helps welcome in spring with its colorful vegetables. Ready for some springtime salad deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I know, my Irish mother is probably reading this post right now, the day before The Day (as we refer to St. Patrick’s Day in my house) and wondering where on earth she went wrong…but I promise that if you look around a little on this website and many others you can absolutely find recipes for Irish brown bread and scones and many other delicacies from the land of my ancestors. But I’m guessing this is the only place you are going to find the delicious travesty that is shepherd’s pie quesadillas. Crisp tortillas stuffed with a mixture of tender beef and carrots, mashed potatoes, and a little bit of cheddar cheese. Irish cheddar cheese, please…we need to be authentic. Let’s make it!
I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a good sharer when it comes to my favorite eats. I want my own personal bowl of popcorn, I want my own personal French toast muffin, and do not even THINK of snagging one of my pieces of bacon. Which is why I am head over heels with this recipe for beef and blue cheese pot pies, because this delectable conglomeration of beef and veggies cooked up in a beer and mustard sauce and laced with blue cheese and covered in pastry gets made in individual little dishes. Meaning I get my very own. Meaning you get your very own. Let’s make it!
This rosemary chicken soup is one of my best comfort food recipes. It’s a warm and wonderful conglomeration of tender chicken and vegetables simmered up with the nutty taste of barley, and infused with one of my favorite herbs, aromatic rosemary. It’s perfection on a chilly winter day, when you are snuggled under your favorite blanket on the sofa, holding a warm mug of soup in your hands with a fire crackling in the fireplace and your favorite movie about to begin. It’s chicken soup wonderfulness at its most wonderful. Let’s make it!
Imagine this. You get a hankering for a nice, hot, comforting beef stew with all the wonderful ingredients: chunks of beef, pieces of carrot and potato, etc. But instead of the usual beef broth or wine that you usually make beef stew with…you use coconut milk. And you throw in a few spices that are usually not found in beef stew, like cinnamon and cumin.
And when the stew is done, all tender and with a hint of coconut taste after simmering for hours in the coconut milk, you ladle it out into bowls and take your first bite, and you are transported into a land that is a confusingly wonderful mixture of tropical comfort food. I promise you, this is one beef stew that you are going to remember lovingly for a good long time. Let’s make it!
Oh, this recipe for slow cooker shepherd’s pie! If I had to name my top ten favorite word combinations, “slow cooker” and “shepherd’s pie” would definitely be in that top ten. Shepherd’s pie is one of my all time favorite things to make – I have various and sundry variations of it on this here blog – but a shepherd’s pie that cooks itself up in the slow cooker? Hello, heaven!
So are you ready to make one of the best comfort foods in the universe? Grab your trusty slow cooker and let’s make it!