a pot roast recipe

Sunday Pot Roast

Sunday Pot Roast

Sunday Pot Roast excerpted from Comfort Food Essentials: Over 100 Delicious Recipes for All-Time Favorite Feel-Good Foods (Fox Chapel Publishing) Cozy Cookbook – Banana Bread, Mac and Cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pizza, and More by Kim Wilcox. Photography by Chris Grove.

Comfort Food Essentials: Over 100 Delicious Recipes for All-Time Favorite Feel-Good Foods (Fox Chapel Publishing) Cozy Cookbook - Banana Bread, Mac and Cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pizza, and More by Kim Wilcox

A delicious, down-home cookbook of all your favourite comfort foods!

  • Over 100 recipes, some sweet and some savoury, for today’s most beloved, cozy, and nostalgic comfort foods.
  • Breakfast ideas, lunch, dinner, dessert, side dishes, soups, breads, toppings, beverages, and more.
  • Family-friendly favorites including banana bread, Christmas Eve chili, pizza, mac and cheese, chicken noodle soup, lasagna, and many more.
  • Tried-and-true recipes from the author’s own restaurant and childhood, as well as a selection of offerings from other chefs.
  • Author Kim Wilcox is the owner of It’s All So Yummy in Knoxville, Tennessee, author of The Great Book of Grilled Cheese, and her recipes also appeared in The Ultimate Spam Cookbook.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Macaroni and cheese. Nothing beats a warm, cozy meal that feels like a hug, and Comfort Food Essentials is here to provide you with endless ideas for everyone’s favourite kind of food!

From breakfast, lunch, and dinner to sides, breads, desserts, and even toppings, this comfort food cookbook features over 100 hearty recipes the whole family is sure to love. These are dishes from the author’s own restaurant, as well as family recipes that she has tweaked over the years. She even features a chapter of the favorite comfort food recipes of her chef friends!

Packed with recipes like beef stew, meatloaf, chicken salad, sausage gravy, stuffed French toast, beans and rice, and so much more, each all-time favourite, down-home recipe is sure to warm your heart and soul as you gather around the table and dig in! Here is just a small sampling of the many recipes included in this book: (more…)

Not Your Ordinary Pot Roast

Not Your Ordinary Pot Roast

Not Your Ordinary Pot Roast, Low & Slow Cooking by Robyn Almodovar, photography by Jennifer Blume.

Savour the experience of preparing a well-marinated, slow-simmered roast with Chef Robyn Almodovar, winner of both Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen. The techniques she’s perfected help you master the art of slow cooking to build depth of flavour in every bold, satisfying dish. Her innovative recipes reimagine tried-and-true classics as new, stunning meals including: Not Your Ordinary Pot Roast; Nothing Baby about These Ribs; Pork Belly This; Beefed Up Bourguignon; Steppin’ Spare Ribs; Dutch Oven Bread, and Cassoulet, My Way.

Robyn has found a way to transform cooking from a chore into a joy with showstopping dishes that only call for simple preparation and hands-off cooking so that every roast, shank and chop turns out mouthwateringly tender. Each dish in this book develops a symphony of flavours sure to satisfy any palate.

Low & Slow Cooking: 60 Hands-Off Recipes That Are Worth the Wait is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. (more…)

Family Recipes: New England Pot Roast

Photograph by Rachel Ellner

I’ve come to realize that many of us have been bequeathed a cherished family recipe. Be it simple or elaborate to prepare, it’s a dish so fiendishly delicious that it is the unmistakable star of the family meal, whether celebrating triumphs, comforting woes, or keeping family traditions alive. Withholding such heirloom recipes from the world seems almost cruel. Hence, I am championing the family recipe. I will entice the people in my universe to share favourite, nostalgia-infused family recipes, and I will give one of them centre stage in this very space on a monthly basis. In the end, we are all family, and these recipes represent the legacies of our shared passions. This month’s post is written by my good friend Rachel Ellner, a lifestyle reporter working out of Boston and New York City. Enjoy!

By Rachel Ellner

I used to tell my mother that the back seat of the boat I take into the afterlife will be filled with her pot roast. Like the wealthiest of ancient Egyptians, I’ll also take my favorite cats, husbands, servants and pottery. But I’m not going anywhere without the tantalizing taste of her roast beef thoroughly drenched in wine gravy. I assume that mashed potatoes, the standard pot-roast accompaniment, are available anywhere.

The response from my mother? “Make sure it’s a brisket.”

My mother was well aware of the popularity of her pot roast. When I was a child, she would allow us a few minutes of talking through stuffed mouthfuls before shushing us.

“I want everyone to be quiet and concentrate on how good this tastes,” she’d say. And we obediently complied.