When I’m homesick and miss my family, cooking comfort food helps. Braised short ribs hit the spot and are tender, juicy and delicious. These are also perfect for entertaining. Once you pop them in the oven, they do the work for you while you prepare side dishes and enjoy your company. Because the juice makes a perfect gravy, these pair wonderfully with creamy parmesan potatoes or grits.  I also like to brighten the plate by adding fresh veggies.