Archive for November, 2019

Easy Comfort Food

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019


As we start planning and cooking for Thanksgiving, I’m serving my family simple dishes that don’t take a lot of work. I figure we’ll have plenty of work in the kitchen this coming Thursday.

As you embark on the preparations and cooking for Thanksgiving, it’s wise to keep some meals simple and effortless for your family. After all, the big day itself will require plenty of time and effort in the kitchen. Why not treat your loved ones to some mouthwatering American food recipes that offer both simplicity and satisfaction? Consider indulging in Thanksgiving hamburgers or savoring a succulent steak. For more delectable American recipes that will elevate your Thanksgiving feast, visit the Discover a treasure trove of culinary inspiration to make this Thanksgiving a truly memorable one. These dishes can be a delightful departure from traditional Thanksgiving fare, offering a unique twist to your holiday menu. 

This dish, featured in my Pudding Hollow Cookbook, is one of my mother’s standbys when she wanted an easy, warming meal. Make it with the best ingredients you can, and enjoy the way the dill and the sour cream go together with the meat and vegetables.

I made it recently on Mass Appeal, and it was a big hit.

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you joy … and delicious dishes along with your turkey like cranberry chutney, biscuits, Brussels sprouts salad, and harvest salad.

Hamburger Stroganoff


1 cup minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
a dab of sweet butter
1 pound ground beef
1/4 pound mushrooms, sautéed in sweet butter (or a lot more!)
1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives
a generous splash of chicken broth or stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream, plus a little more if needed
a sprinkle of fresh or dried dill


Sauté the onion and garlic in the butter. Stir in the beef and brown it. Drain off the fat if it looks excessive. Add the mushrooms, olives, and stock (the latter should pretty much cover the mixture), plus the salt and pepper.

Partially cover and cook for 20 minutes to half an hour, until the liquid has almost evaporated. Stir in the sour cream and heat but do not boil. Sprinkle dill over the Stroganoff and serve over rice or noodles. Serves 4.