OFA Comfort Food Shots

Barbecue Chicken Empanadas – As photo-ed here, a bit large…but I’m very happy with how these turned out.

Baked Stuffed Creamer Potatoes – also from the appetizer section – these mini stuffed potatoes turned out beautifully. Bev and I finished just about all of them in one sitting (meant for 6 to 8); we paid for it. (Partial batch here…)

Salmon Pate – Great entertaining app…a little classy but not really highbrow.

Garlicky Eggplant Dip – Similar to baba ganoush, just the right amount of bite.

French Onion Toasts – Think hand-held version of French onion soup.

Tomato & Zucchini Gratin – From the veggie section, this was delish -great side dish…we served leftovers on pasta.

Asian Chicken Salad – From Salad chapter, naturally. Another we couldn’t stop eating…think of it as ethnic-comfort.

Many great soups and stews…here’s the Spiced Black Bean Soup with Chorizo (with optional Avocado Cream)

How about Creamy Mussels Stew, a delicious departure from clam chowder

Chicken Tortilla Soup…somebody there said this was a fave, didn’t you?

As for my own faves, this Kale, Sausage & White Bean Soup is right up there.

Finally, at your urging, I couldn’t forget Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings…just made this yesterday, in fact.