Cynthia Kallile

Nothing says Mom’s cooking like meatloaf. Now Cynthia Kallile, heroine of all things comfort food, and owner of The Meatloaf Bakery, Chicago’s crowd-pleasing, foodie hotspot (featured on The Today Show, NPR and The New York Times), updates everyone’s favorite dinnertime staple, in The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook: Comfort Food with a Twist (F+W Media, November 2012).

Recipes by Cynthia Kallile

  • No Buns About It Burger Loaf What’s a meatloaf store without a meatloaf that tastes just like an all-American bacon-cheddar cheeseburger? “Loafers” simply love this recipe because it blends the best of a cheeseburger with my favorite condiments— dill pickles and mustard. Top it off with some really cheesy potatoes, and you’ve got a winner that kids and adults will love. Enjoy this crowd-pleaser hot from the oven.
  • Herby Turkey Loaf Turkey loaf is popular because it represents an alternative to the more traditional red meat options. However, it can be somewhat bland, so I set out to create a recipe that would be loaded with flavor, texture and nutrition. And nothing goes better with turkey than dressing (or stuffing as many refer to it) and a side of fresh cranberry sauce. This favorite from The Meatloaf Bakery will soon become a staple on your plate.