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Cheese and pepperoni calzones.
Italian

Easy Cheesy Calzone Recipe

Cooks in 16 minutes Difficulty Easy

Calzones are Italian hand pies invented in the southern Italian city of Naples during the 18th century. Filled with cheese, vegetables, and often meat, they’re named, for some reason, after pants. Some say it’s because you can walk and eat them at the same time. Not your pants, the calzones…

Scotch Pie - Inside View
Scottish

Make Your Own Scotch Pies

Cooks in 40 minutes Difficulty Easy

Scotch pie, a savory hand pie made with hot water pastry crust and ground (minced) meat, is a great favorite in Scotland and in my home in Arizona, as well. Originating in England and “perfected by the Scottish,” the Scotch pie is a national icon made in homes and bakeries […]

Yankee Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
American, New England

How to Make Perfect Pot Roast

Cooks in 3 hours Difficulty Easy

Eating the perfect pot roast is like sitting in front of a crackling fire, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, sipping hot spiced cider while a snow storm rages quietly outside. It’s pure, unadulterated comfort. It’s home and this Yankee Pot Roast recipe will get you there, wherever home may be. […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
American

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cooks in 55 minutes Difficulty Easy

They say necessity is the mother of all invention and nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen. Ok. It’s true everywhere, but in the kitchen is probably where it happens most often. Invention, I mean, and this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe just proves the point. […]

American Chop Suey with Bread and Vegetables
American, New England

Gram’s Easy American Chop Suey

Cooks in 20 minutes Difficulty Easy

This American Chop Suey recipe brings back so many memories of my Gram. She wasn’t one of those Grams who wore an apron and made cookies all day. Oh, she made quilts and clothes. Knitted. Crocheted. Embroidered. She also worked the jigsaw in the wood shop at the back of […]

Chili con Carne with Beans
American, Southwestern

How to Make Chili con Carne with Beans

Cooks in 2 Hours, 00 Minutes Difficulty Easy

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, snow boards and ski slopes are looming. It’s time to make a big pot of chili to warm your belly and your soul. It’s surprisingly easy and I’m going to show you how with my chili con carne with pinto beans recipe. Chili Memories […]

Bowl of Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo Filé
American, Southern

Really Good Gumbo Recipe

Cooks in 2 hours Difficulty Medium

The reason the word “gumbo” has a G, an M, and an O in it is because OMG, it’s good! Today, October 12th, is National Gumbo Day and we’re going to travel in my kitchen to Louisiana where I’m going to show you how to make a really good Gumbo […]

Fluffernutter sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme.
American, New England

Is Eating a Fluffernutter Sandwich a Sin?

Cooks in 0 Difficulty Easy

I’m not much into the whole “sinning” thing. Oh, I’ve done my share of it according to some authorities. I try not to, but the day my mother gave me my first fluffernutter sandwich I knew it had to be wrong. So, what is a fluffernutter sandwich? One day, out […]

Hamburger gravy over biscuits.
American, Southern

US Army Hamburger Gravy – SOS

Cooks in 25 minutes Difficulty Easy

There’s nothing better on a cold morning than hearty breakfast. A fluffy biscuit or two smothered in ground beef gravy eaten alongside 300 of your closest friends. SOS is perfect for camping, a forced march, or when you know you’re going to need a lot of energy to sustain you until later in the day.