Comfort Food

  • Persimmon pudding

    With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture persimmon pudding is a delicious dessert everyone should try.

  • Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup

    Soft, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup are a great way to start the morning.  This buttermilk pancake recipe makes delicious, light golden-brown pancakes with a hint of cinnamon.

  • Homemade turkey stock

    One of the best ways to use a leftover turkey is to make homemade turkey stock.  Making your own stock lets you get everything you can from the turkey and helps improve the flavor of soups and stews.

  • Chicken Curry

    This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

  • Italian Lentil Soup

    This Italian Lentil soup recipe makes a hearty winter soup full of delicious vegetables and a scrumptious Italian sausage made with turkey that brings everything together. 

  • Bacon Infused BBQ Ribs

    Using thick strips of bacon to infuse BBQ Ribs with bacony goodness creates tender ribs with a rich, smoky flavor. What makes this Bacon Infused BBQ Rib recipe even better is when the ribs are paired with homemade Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

  • Chicken Stew with Great Northern Beans

    Tender chicken, rosemary, and garlic come together with great northern beans to create a scrumptious stew.  

    White beans and chicken are a delicious combination that make a healthy stew, with lighter flavors that is one of our favorite comfort foods.

  • Cast iron makes great pizza

    So often when someone talks about homemade pizza it conjures up images of soggy crust, bland toppings, and why there are so many frozen pizzas in the grocery store. But it doesn’t have to be that way, all you need to make great homemade pizza is the right combination of dough, tools, and technique.

  • Pizza Dough

    Making good pizza dough from scratch doesn't have to be hard.  This pizza dough recipe uses semolina flour, olive oil, and a little butter to create a pliable pizza dough that is easy to work with, tastes delicious, and has a rustic texture.

  • Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

    Crispy hash browns and cheesy goodness come together to create this scrumptious cheesy hash brown casserole recipe.

  • Easy, Everyday Chili

    Easy, everyday chili is a simple chili recipe designed to be something you can throw together with a few simple items from around the house.  

  • I love the crisp top of the bread toasted in the oven

    This stuffing recipe combines sweet and savory with just the right balance to pair well with the other Thanksgiving dishes. 

    Baked stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. While technically it’s no longer “stuffing”, I love the crisp top of the bread toasted in the oven with the creamy, bread pudding like interior. However, if you’re an actual stuffing person, this recipe could be baked inside the turkey rather than in a separate dish.

  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Barley and Cheddar

    This butternut squash recipe incorporates barley, a healthy whole grain, with cheddar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a warm and tasty vegetarian dish. 

  • Potato leek soup

    This potato leek soup recipe is easy to make, has great flavor, and is blended for a silky, smooth texture. 

  • Mac and Cheese Under the Broiler

    This mac and cheese recipe uses three kinds of cheese to create a rich mac and cheese that is creamy, gooey, and delicious.

  • Turkey Sloppy Joes are a great weeknight treat

    Turkey Sloppy Joes are an easy to make, tasty dish that is a great weeknight treat.  They're also healthier and lighter than regular sloppy joes.

    What makes these turkey sloppy joes work is how the combination of BBQ sauce, ketchup, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce round out and deepen the dish's flavors

  • Mexican Chicken is the embodiment of comfort food

    Mexican Chicken is the perfect embodiment of comfort food.  Our Mexican Chicken Recipe is easy to make for big groups and is something almost everyone loves because it has loads of cheese and a nice crunch. 

  • Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

    A simple, delicious version of Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

Stories

Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

Recipes

Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  

Drinks

Food

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.