The weather in New Jersey is still pretty chilly, and this rich casserole with cheese, potatoes and eggs is the perfect wintertime comfort food. My sister-in-law and Food Sharing Network guest contributor Barbara Mathieu Semeraro introduced me to this dish when she made it for her brother’s birthday party.
When Food Sharing Network founding contributor Rose Ellen Lorber-Termaat and I decided to do a joint post earlier this year on a dinner featuring homemade manicotti, we weren’t thinking about Mother’s Day. I realized today that the menu fits the bill if you are looking for something special to serve that day. You can believe Rose-Ellen and me – we are not only good cooks and eaters, we’re moms ourselves.
When Food Sharing Network guest contributor Helena Dinis asked if we’d like a recipe for an easy-to-make cheese log, I jumped at the chance. Not only is it yummy and easy to make, it’s prepared ahead – an excellent choice all-around for holiday parties and other gatherings. Helena trialed it at her end-of-summer barbecue. Like all good cooks, she always has something good to serve up her sleeve.
It was no great surprise to Food Sharing Network’s Kathy Mathieu that the most recent Stop and Shop Limited Time Originals includes a thematic bouquet of flowers, in addition to spicy hot food products such as Hot Fra Diavolo Ravioli, Asian Style Sweet Chile Marinade and Hot Siracha Sauce.
Although it has been more than two months since we dined at Café Louise in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés section of Paris, I still remember the comfortable vibes.
As first-time visitors to the city, we were eager to see and do as much as we could, sometimes waiting a bit too long to eat. Often “starving,” we maintained our standards when it came to eating. We wanted a pleasant environment and good food. Café Louise fit these requirements.
As the holiday seasons approaches, I am thinking about dishes that I had this year that would be perfect for any special occasion. Top of mind is a slow cooker pork dish with an outstanding basil sauce prepared by Food Sharing Network’s Emily J. Mathieu.
Food Sharing Network Photo Editor Chris Mathieu thinks this soup is one of the oddest things I’ve ever made. Don’t get me wrong – we both thought it was delicious. The recipe came to me one Sunday afternoon when I was low on energy, but in need of some satisfying comfort food.