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Comfort Feast: Low-Key Lasagna

If the idea of making a lasagna as soon as you get home from work sounds time-consuming, never fear, this lasagna comes together with minimal prep thanks to a few store-bought shortcuts and my all-time favorite time-saver, no-boil noodles.

One thing you won’t want to skip are fresh herbs. A heaping handful of parsley will impart a ton of flavor to the overall dish, so definitely opt for fresh instead of dried.

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Comfort Feast: Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

A delivery of Vermont Farmstead Cheese and a grilled cheese comfort feast in the same week? I was destined to make this gooey sandwich. Inspired by the Alehouse Cheddar (which is pasteurized with Harpoon Ale), I decided that caramelized onions would be the perfect pairing for the slightly boozy cheese. Chuck Hughes’ Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions was a great option for a low-key, easy-to-do weeknight sandwich.

It’s hard to imagine that these tear-jerking onions would soon become soft and pungent.

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The Best Mix-Ins For Your Biscuits

Just-out-of-the-oven biscuits are delicious when smothered in butter, slathered in jam or just eaten plain. Take your classic biscuit recipe or store-bought mix to a whole new level with the addition of sweet or salty mix-ins.

1. Bacon and Cheddar (pictured above)
Kelsey Nixon’s Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits feature pieces of crispy bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and chives. Serve them warm with butter.

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Comfort Feast: Top 3 Chicken Stews

If you’re feeling under the weather or just can’t imagine another trip to the grocery store in a snowstorm, it’s stew to the rescue. These hearty stew recipes can be made ahead of time and are also easy to freeze. So stock up, make extra portions and you’ll be set with comfort food for dinner all week long.

1. Bobby Deen’s Mediterranean Chicken Stew (pictured above)

Hearty doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Bobby Deen’s recipe calls for skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all fat. Ingredients like basil, lemon, garlic and a touch of white wine make the dish pack a ton of flavor with fewer calories.

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Comfort Feast: Fried Chicken, 5 Ways

Fried Chicken

Winter doldrums got you feeling down? Solution: fried chicken. It may be a year-round comfort food favorite but when winter’s in full swing, nothing can uplift your mood more than a crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside piece of fried chicken. Of course, you might already have your own secret spice mix, favorite dipping sauce or method for frying, but one look at these fried chicken photos below and you just might testing out a new recipe tonight.

1. Fried Chicken (pictured above)
Chuck Hughes rubs chicken drumsticks with a spice mix of salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dry mustard powder. He also adds the spice mix to the flour batter so you get even more flavor. Cook the chicken in oil until the pieces are crispy and brown.

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Comfort Feast: Chili, Outside the Bowl

Just in time for game day, we’re sharing recipes for a great-for-groups food: chili. While chili tastes delicious served straight from the pot with your favorite fixings, you can also use it to smother some of your other favorite foods including Fritos, hot dogs and tortilla chips. So think outside a bowl of chili and try these creative options.

1. Baggy Nachos (pictured above)

For a party-ready hand-held treat, open a bag of corn chips and stuff with a chorizo and bean chili. Garnish with cheddar, sour cream, jalapenos and scallions.

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Comfort Feast: Unexpected but Delicious Pizza Toppings

From a classic homemade dough to calorie-saving pita crust, the possibilities for your homemade pizza are endless. Alton Brown’s Pizza Pizzas (pictured above) call for a dough that must rest for 18 to 24 hours but if you’ve got to immediately satisfy a pizza craving and you want to skip store-bought dough, stop by your local pizzeria. Chances are they’ll sell you a homemade dough for a fraction of what you might pay for a full pizza. Then head home to top it with some of these delicious (and unique) toppings:

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