• bacon wrapped meatloaf
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    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

    Is there anything more classically American than a meatloaf (aside from maybe lemonade)? Well, what if you wrap that in bacon!! We stocked up on a bunch of ground meat for dinner options and we had bought a pack of bacon as a breakfast option. We were trying to figure out what to do with it all because we wanted to get that used up sooner. After bouncing around a few ideas that mostly focused on rendering the bacon, bacon wrapped meatloaf popped into our head. Rob had wanted to make meatloaf from the start since it makes for a good make ahead lunch, so this flowed nicely from that.…

  • Chicken Pot Pie
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    Easy Chicken Pot Pie

    Pot Pies are one of my favorite comfort food meals. There is even a food truck that sometimes comes by my office that specializes in pot pies!! Thankfully, I have converted Rob into a big fan. Not that he wasn’t before, but now he actually requested this one. I was working on how to make this easier since having to cook chicken on top of everything else would have been a lot. I decided to go with a rotisserie chicken which takes care of the cooking and adds some base flavor. A basic herb-roasted chicken was perfect and thankfully you can find them for cheap at most grocery stores. The…

  • mrs bensons baked chicken
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    “Mrs. Benson’s” Baked Chicken

    This recipe is named for an old family friend and was a comfort food staple of my family growing up. I introduced Rob to and he loved it. It’s pretty funny but despite all of its simplicity, it is one of his favorites. I guess it just goes to show the power of good simple flavor. We have modified the recipe a bit to suite our growing taste and to work on making it a bit healthier. This is essentially a baked, breaded chicken breast, but it packs a lot of flavor into the sauce. At first glance, its a little odd, but it packs a lot of that “umami”…

  • Mustard Shallot Meatloaf
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    Mustard Shallot Meatloaf

    I grew up on meatloaf, it was one of my Grandmom’s signature recipes. While I will always love her meatloaf recipe because it reminds me of home, I wanted to experiment a bit with the flavor profile to make it my own. Meatloaf is actually a great canvas for experimenting, because when you really think about it, its just a huge meatball! My take on meatloaf is a light, juicy, super flavorful take using two of my favorites: mustard and shallot. It’s a perfect fall or winter weeknight dish, for when all you want is some simple comfort food. I also make mine with a mix of veal or pork…