Homemade Chicken & Dumplings is classic American comfort food. It was one of my family’s favorites when my mom was growing up. Where we come from in Ohio, we call it Chicken & Slippers. I’ve read that it is French Canadian in origin, and that it was very common during the Great Depression.
White Bean and Chicken Chili is one of my very favorite winter meals. If it’s cold out and you’re tired of chili, try this version with white beans, chicken, chicken stock, and green chiles. It’s delicious with grated cheese and sour cream on top.
Baked beans is one of my favorite dishes. It always reminds me of my Grandma Ruth, who passed away last year. She made the best baked beans. This recipe is as close to hers as I could get.
Potato salad is one of my favorite summertime dishes. Perfect for a barbecue or garden party, I love potato salad with baked beans and grilled hot dogs or cheeseburgers.
Jello reminds me of my childhood. I grew up eating Jello made from a box. I even remember when I was about 12, I used to make it for my mom. I remember stirring the powder into the water and letting it set in the fridge overnight.
Brownies, the quintessential American dessert. You can make them much healthier by using pastured eggs, grass-fed butter, sprouted flour — so much better for you than using factory farm eggs, vegetable oil and refined white flour.
Chili cheese dogs are a great all-American meal. They are nutritious, easy on the wallet and they make a great meal for the winter months. And children love them.