5 foods that make me smile


Gravy, I love this stuff. It has to be made from scratch the good stuff with butter flour you know the thickening components that makes up a roux. None of the can stuff, no package gravy none just good old from scratch gravy. The North American term that we also use is sauce. Usually this comfort of goodness is paired with chicken, pork, beef etc. OBTW lets not leave out the starches. One of my favorites during the holidays turkey gravy over homemade stuffing; the best hands down. I’m a cream gravy type of gal too. Gravy with mashed potatoes and a biscuit nothing but comfort YUMM!!


They’re many styles thin New York-style Neapolitan, thick deep dish Chicago-style. With me it depends on the mood as far as choice; but I do enjoy both. Cheese so many to choose from mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, and pecorino roman to create the wonderful Italian experience. Pizza you can experience the many layers of flavors from savory, sweet, tangy, many textures. I enjoy making this simple and easy delightful piece of art for family and friends.

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade biscuits that are hot, flaky, buttery, fluffy and soft. Is great severed with honey, peach preserves, strawberry preserves, or better yet homemade apple butter…This little delicate piece of heaven makes the perfect side scoop for gravy. This delish piece of haven is great with homemade apple butter delish, delish!

Pasta with shaved Parmesan cheese and butter

Pasta tossed in butter and topped with Parmesan cheese creates that creamy, delicious, buttery, madness that brings me that comfort. This is my go to “save the day” food items. It’s easy, quick and its only 3 ingredients, that makes me smile.

Fried Potatoes

Potatoes cut any style is a good potato to me! Sliced savory, crispy, flavorful, for brunch, dinner, or breakfast. Fried potatoes are also known as home fries, country potatoes or American fries. Well, I like to call them fried potatoes. This has been a favorite of mine since a kid and has remained an all-time favorite. I like to be creative with this one by adding cheese, onions, chili, eggs and the list goes on. Just think of what you can dip these hot crunchy, crispy sticks or wedges, half moon, circle shape objects with. Comfort from your mouth to your belly!


Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Flavortaster.com Apple Pie
1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening

Cold water
4 apples or 1 quart sliced apples
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add shortening and rub in very lightly; add just enough cold water to hold dough together. Roll half out on floured board, line bottom of pie plate; fill in apples, which have been washed, pared and cut into thin slices; sprinkle with sugar and dot with small pieces of butter; flavor with cinnamon or nutmeg; wet edges of crust with cold water; roll out remainder of pastry; cover pie, pressing edges tightly together. Trim off extra paste. Prick top of crust with fork or knife and bake in moderate oven 30 minutes. Serve hot.