'Comfort Foods'

Happy Happy

Happy Happy

Baskin-Robbins believes that ice cream puts people in a happy mood and they asked a behavioral food expert to do a survey proving what flavors make you the happiest. Salted caramel makes Circle of Food jump for joy as well as rich coffee. And when I think back to my childhood when I ate the most ice cream …


The question of whether it costs more to eat healthy isn’t really a question: it does.

But one thing I’ve noticed while sticking to the Low-FODMAP diet this past year (aside from the raising of already-high grocery bills), is that convenience is a loosing battle. It’s one thing to have one or two food allergies or intolerances to avoid–you can …


10 ways to use Cowboy Caviar

10 ways to use Cowboy Caviar

May is National Salsa month. Salsa is the Mexican word for “sauce.”  An unlimited amount of salsas are available today in super markets and specialty stores. What’s your favorite salsa?

My current favorite salsa is Cowboy Caviar.

Here are 10 ways to use Cowboy Caviar:

–With chips
–Pour over goat cheese or cream cheese …


A grilled cheese sandwich is pretty far up there in my book as a great comfort food. Toasty, butter bread; gooey, molten cheese; with maybe some brown mustard or a slice of ham tucked inside for variation.

Perfect for a quick supper, an accompaniment to soup, or a warming snack on a cold winter day.

You can change up your …


Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s that time of the year — Hot Cocoa time. Who doesn’t like hot cocoa? That’s what I thought, nobody. The KRUPS people sent me some ideas for hot cocoa and they were so enticing, I thought I would share. You can use your favorite hot cocoa recipe. Most …



Oysters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kingfisher’s 3rd Annual Oyster Festival will be this coming Saturday November 10 from 10 am until 2 pm during UA Homecoming Weekend.

There will have a tent set up outside and we will be shucking 12-15 different varieties of oysters from around the country.

And if that’s not enough to pacify all you oyster-philes, there will …


Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pumpkin overload. I love pumpkin as much as the next person but I think the latest issue of Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer pumpkins off the chart with too many pumpkin products. I don’t know if everyone has the same issue, perhaps it depends on state or region.

Here’s what is in the October issue:



Saturday evening, after a day of running errands and a late lunch/early dinner at our favorite Chinese buffet, Todd and I were both craving something sweet. I had been thinkjng about a batch of chocolate chip cookies, but really didn’t have the energy ever for that, when Todd mentioned, “Cake would be real good right now.”

Now, sometimes, this sort …


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