This one pot meal was perfect for being snowed in. It was easy and lucky for me, I had everything on hand. Zesty potatoes took the place of needed spices and the sausage was filling. The mix of peppers, sausage and onions are classic, after all and the kale just added to that zip of flavors. I used colby cheese on top which seems to make everything more mild. It had nothing to do with the fact that I love cheese and it goes with everything. Simple, filling, yummy and in one pot, you can’t go wrong! Continue reading
Cabbage rolls bring back memories for me and I am not completely sure why. Ever have one of those dishes that left a impression on you but you can’t remember the events? This is one of them. I am fairly sure my grandmother made them for me once. I tend to remember everything she cooked as being there on the weekends with her and grandpa were some of my fondest memories. Taylor ham, Johnny and Hanges (the best hot dog joint in NJ), Carvel ice cream and trips in the car to magical places like Gingerbread Forest (now called the Fairy Tale Forest but long closed).
All I do know is when I make some of these dishes like the cabbage rolls, I feel warm and fuzzy inside and I crave to sit with her. Everything you need is tucked right inside this cabbage leaf; veggies, rice, meat and a nice sauce to simmer in. What more could you want?
I have seen this done so many times on Food Network and most recently had braised short ribs on a cruise we took. I have always wanted to try it but alas this small town did not have it available until now! Our local supermarket actually received some and I immediately swooped some of them up. OK, truth be told, I bought all 5 packs! Since I am now cooking for 5 people and these come about 3-4 a pack I figured more is better. These came out so tender and delicious. The rich sauce reminds me of a really decadent pot roast, only better. You have to give it a try.
Oh yes this was that good. Comforting and warm and ready for winter dishes. This one will get you there. The meatloaf is so moist and flavorful with mushrooms and bacon, but the creamy twice baked mashed potatoes and the melted cheese just put this dish over the top. Perfect fast dish for the week nights that will make them think it took you forever to make.
I must confess I love burgers. I love gourmet mini burgers the most with their different flavors. When someone gave me about 30 different kinds of Pepperidge Farms breads to try this past weekend, I decided to put those slider buns to use! (Did I mention Pepperidge Farms make caramel apple bread now??) Everyone here wants their burger different so I decided to give them just that. I made three different burgers, winging it every step of the way just to see which one would be declared the tasty winner. I must say I had a hard time, as did the others in my family. The funny thing is we all picked a different winner. So whichever one you venture out to try, at least you are picking a winner!