Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You by Carla Hall

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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Afternoon tea; Entertaining & parties; Picnics & outdoors; American South
    • Ingredients: bacon; eggs; white vinegar; mayonnaise; ground cayenne pepper
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: egg whites; walnuts; ground ginger
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pecans; ground cinnamon; ground cayenne pepper; egg whites
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties; Italian
    • Ingredients: stone-ground white cornmeal; basil; pine nuts; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; garlic; sun-dried tomatoes in oil; sweet smoked paprika
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Cooking ahead; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: basil; pine nuts; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy
    • Ingredients: smoked trout; sour cream; mayonnaise; capers; dill; lemons; Tabasco sauce
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: tart apples; blue cheese; cream cheese; half and half cream; walnuts; bacon; maple syrup
    • Categories: Side dish
    • Ingredients: bacon; maple syrup
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; all-purpose flour; garlic powder; ground cayenne pepper; sun-dried tomatoes in oil; basil; pine nuts; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; dried rosemary; Kalamata olives; sweet smoked paprika; milk; buttermilk; heavy cream
    • Categories: Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: milk; buttermilk; heavy cream
  • Curried beef dumplings
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Chinese; Indian
    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; curry powder; sesame oil; ground beef; red peppers; scallions; wonton wrappers
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Entertaining & parties; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: shallots; Champagne vinegar; lemons; red grapefruits; oranges; fennel seeds; rosemary; panko breadcrumbs; goat cheese; baby arugula; fennel; sliced almonds
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Valentine's Day / romantic; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cocoa powder; shallots; balsamic vinegar; baby greens; strawberries; ricotta salata cheese; ground cinnamon; ground cayenne pepper; egg whites; pecans
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Fall / autumn; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: apple cider (alcohol-free); apple cider vinegar; shallots; butternut squash; salad greens; tart apples; aged cheddar cheese; walnuts; egg whites; ground ginger
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: beets; thyme; goat cheese; parsley; dill; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; lemons; oranges; baby arugula; red onions
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Lunch; Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties; Picnics & outdoors; Mediterranean; North African; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: apple cider vinegar; cumin seeds; honey; ground cayenne pepper; canned chickpeas; carrots; walnuts; feta cheese; cilantro; mint
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: celery; red onions; parsley; lemons; blue cheese
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    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; lemongrass; chile paste; yellow curry powder; soy sauce; limes; carrots; napa cabbage; fennel; scallions; cilantro; mint; roasted salted peanuts
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; red sweet potatoes; eggs; mayonnaise; sour cream; sweet relish; ground cayenne pepper; celery; scallions; parsley; thyme; tarragon; basil
    • Accompaniments: Spicy hot smoked salmon
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green beans; frozen baby lima beans; apple cider vinegar; lemons; lemon oil; red onions; red beans; dill
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; American South
    • Ingredients: tomato ketchup; tomato paste; ground cayenne pepper; apple cider vinegar; collard greens; romaine lettuce; long grain rice; dried black-eyed peas; olive oil; bacon; garlic; thyme; dried red pepper flakes
    • Accompaniments: Spicy hot smoked salmon
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; celery; red peppers; green peppers; jalapeño chiles; andouille sausages; chicken thighs; collard greens; thyme; oregano; ground cayenne pepper; dry white wine; chicken stock; crayfish tails
    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; celery; chicken stock; cooked chicken meat; wide egg noodles; dill
    • Categories: Stocks; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; celery; carrots; leeks; thyme; sage; fresh bay leaves; rosemary; black peppercorns; whole chicken

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  • Sweet and spicy walnuts

    • breakthroughc on October 22, 2022

      These are addictively good. They are mildly spiced and I added a little cayenne. I will up the cayenne to a 1/4 teaspoon next time. No one could stop eating them and as we were playing cards everyone kept moving them out of their reach.

  • Herb focaccia with ricotta and olives

    • breakthroughc on June 28, 2022

      This was easy and delicious. I don’t bake a lot of yeasted breads and I did not struggle with this recipe or slough . I did not make the pesto, but used some homemade pesto that was in my freezer.

  • Mixed greens and pan-roasted butternut squash salad with apple cider vinaigrette

    • breakthroughc on October 22, 2022

      This salad was good and a lovely blend of Fall flavors, but it wasn’t great or memorable. For the amount of time it took to make all the components I won’t do it again.

  • Lemony roasted beets and arugula with herb cheese

    • southerncooker on August 10, 2020

      Got some nice beets in my farm share so made this for daughter and my lunch. Delicious and the dressing is perfect on this combination and I think would be good for other uses as suggested in book. I couldn't find just argula so I used an argula mix. Instead of making the herb cheese I use a log of goat herb cheese.

  • Groundnut stew

    • breakthroughc on March 11, 2022

      I have made this vegetarian stew many times. To make it weeknight friendly I reduce the first simmer from 30 minutes to 15, I've made it both ways and can't tell the difference. I also use 2 jalapenos instead of one jalapeno and one hatch chili and it is spicy enough for us.

  • Creamy potato and garlic soup with pumpernickel croutons

    • breakthroughc on March 20, 2022

      This is lick your bowl clean good. The garlic and potato were perfectly balanced. The texture is rich and luscious. I did not make the croutons as hobby is recovering from dental surgery. Made a great winter dinner, but could also be a starter for a dinner party.

  • Parker House rolls

    • stockholm28 on December 27, 2015

      These had good flavor, but unfortunately mine fell in the oven and I ended up with rather flat rolls. Not sure what I did wrong.

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  • ISBN 10 1451662203
  • ISBN 13 9781451662207
  • Published Nov 12 2013
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Atria Books
  • Imprint Atria Books

Publishers Text

Comfort food never tasted so good!

Carla Hall is co-host of ABC’s daily lifestyle series The Chew. Carla first won the hearts of fans nationwide on Bravo’s Top Chef. When she returned for Top Chef All-Stars, she went on to win Fan Favorite with her warmth, enthusiasm, and delicious food. In this book, she serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes that revolutionize comfort food by using fresh ingredients in her twists on tried-and-true classics.

From the Southern staple Down-Home Deviled Eggs with Smoky Bacon to silky and light Spicy Carrot-Ginger Soup to the ultimate Chicken Pot Pie with buttery crust on the bottom to her Granny’s unforgettably luscious Five-Flavor Pound Cake, Carla’s beautiful, flavorful recipes are so deeply satisfying, they’ll become family favorites in your kitchen.

Carla believes that the only way to make truly comforting food is to cook it from the heart. And she does it by making the most of seasonal, whole ingredients while keeping preparation easy and getting reliable, accurate results. In Cooking with Love, Carla shows us the love with tempting and inspiring recipes for all sorts of sumptuous dishes, displayed in beautiful full-color photographs. Carla also teaches culinary basics and shares kitchen tips as well as funny, poignant tales of her own experiences cooking with family, friends, and fellow chefs.

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