Hey y'all! When the weather turns cool and the days begin to shorten, there's no better way to lift spirits than with delicious homemade comfort foods.
If you love soups, stews, casseroles, and juicy roasts, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get cooking. At this time of year, comfort food is a major contributor to the joy and camaraderie around a dinner table filled with family and friends.
Some comfort foods are timeless recipes from cherished aunts or grandmothers. But during the months that lead us to springtime, there's also a lot of time to try out some new recipes from other trusted sources. For memorable Southern meals, there's no better cook to turn to for guidance than Paula Deen. Thumb through the pages of her Southern Cooking Bible, and you'll find Paula's down-home blueprints for creating unique soups like Sour Cream, Bacon And Split Pea Soup and Charleston Okra Soup. Consider whipping up Fried Beef Tenderloin With Grits & Gravy or Cheeseburger Meatloaf. And what better way to communicate warmth and coziness on a chilly evening than by serving piping hot servings of Paula's special recipe Southern Chili In A Biscuit Bowl?
Love the sound of those kinds of comfort foods but want to tighten up on the calories? Paula has a book for that, too. Check out Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up. You'll discover delicious versions of your favorite comfort food recipes — but with fewer calories.
Whipping up memorable comfort foods takes not only good ingredients, but also the appropriate cookware, cutlery and dinnerware. Paula has the answer there, too. At The Paula Deen Store at Broadway at the Beach, you can browse through her cookbooks and select from several assortments of beautiful pots and pans, knives and dishes. Stylish collections with names like Savannah and Riverbend offer the options you'll need to prepare and serve your best comfort food recipes.
Often, little things can make a big difference in cooking. So, don't forget to strap on a well-fitting and durable apron, reach for reliable pot holders, and use those specialty gadgets that can make food preparation so much easier. As any cook knows, the proper tools are essential to reach culinary excellence.
It has been said that comfort food's real power is in the minds of those who can associate foods with positive family relationships, happy times and childhood memories. Nearly everyone has experiences of sharing homemade dishes that lifted spirits and built camaraderie among family and friends. For some, the very smell of favorite recipes warming on the stove triggers memories, soothes and calms after a challenging day when the weather has been cool and rainy.
So, as fall takes us into winter, stop by The Paula Deen Store at Broadway at the Beach. There's no doubt you'll discover numerous ways to make your culinary way through dreary days with great recipes, cookware and more.
And when you do, The Paula Deen Store just might become your very own "Comfort Food Central."