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Comfort Fest: Most-Comforting Peanut Butter Desserts

Sure, this comfort food classic is fantastic on its own, straight out of the jar, but this versatile snack also pairs perfectly with a surprising number of foods, savory and sweet. Some of its most-celebrated companions include chocolate, banana and even bacon. Here are a few satisfying peanut butter desserts, perfect for toting along to [...]

Comfort Fest: Mashed Potatoes, Reinvented

Nobody can deny the appeal of warm, velvety mashed potatoes. But there are a number of variations on this classic side dish worth exploring. Try any of these recipes and you may never go back to the original. 1. Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese (pictured above) Bobby enhances the already rich and velvety [...]

Comfort Fest: Top 5 Pizzas Without Sauce

These five sauce-less pizzas are loaded with soft, savory cheese and indulgent, meaty toppings. Even red sauce lovers will do a double take. 1. New Haven-Style White Clam Pizza (pictured above) America’s best pizza is a notoriously loaded subject, but the white clam pies native to New Haven, Conn., always surface at the top of [...]

Comfort Fest: Top 5 Chocolate Cookies

Churning out a batch of gooey or crispy chocolate cookies means you can get a weeks’ worth of desserts done all at once. Or, freeze the dough and make each cookie as needed. 1. Bobby’s Triple Chocolate Cookies Bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips mean Bobby Flay’s cookies are the ultimate in chocolate [...]

Comfort Fest: Kelsey’s Decadent Grilled Cheese

Kelsey Nixon pays homage to late-night dining and decadent comfort food with this grilled cheese sandwich. You might be tempted to eat her Creamy Stovetop Bacon Mac and Cheese —filled with thick-cut smoked bacon, loads of sharp cheddar and shredded Muenster — all by itself. But even better is the super sandwich creation that incorporates [...]

Comfort Fest: 5 Bread Pudding Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Skip traditional treats this Valentine’s Day and make a decadent dessert that will keep you satisfied for days. These bread pudding recipes make enough for a celebratory crowd or can be a sweet treat for the whole weekend for you and your sweetie.  1. Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding (pictured above) Swap traditional bread for croissants [...]

Comfort Fest: Giada’s Top Chicken Dinners

If yet another snowstorm has you staying indoors this week, Giada’s Italian-inspired recipes are a comfort food solution for dinner tonight. 1. Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs (pictured above) Get a kid-friendly dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with Giada’s easy-to-do meatball dish. Toss homemade chicken meatballs with pasta, mozzarella cheese and basil [...]

Comfort Fest: Pick Your Slider Stuffing for Super Bowl

Both comforting and game-day friendly, hand-held sliders make the perfect party food. Pick your favorite stuffing, be it meatballs, chicken or even tuna, and let the crowds go wild. 1. Garlicky Meatball Sliders (pictured above) This ground beef and bacon meatball gets garlic flavor in two forms: from chopped, lightly pungent cloves baked into the [...]

Comfort Fest: Dinner Casseroles

Casseroles – those mom-approved childhood classics – take some knocks as retro, creamy side dishes. But a casserole can also be the star of dinner, thanks to hearty ingredients and hefty servings. Serve these dishes tonight, and dazzle your diners with their flavor and modern appeal. 1. Tuna Noodle Casserole (pictured above) Kelsey’s take on the classic [...]

Comfort Fest: Mix-Ins for Macaroni and Cheese

Pasta and cheese, what could be better? Whether you’re cooking on the stove top or baking your dish in the oven, this dish is a quintessential comfort food. Put a whole new spin on classic macaroni and cheese with these delicious mix ins. 1. Grilled Chicken Caesar Mac (pictured above) Rachael simply grills boneless, skinless [...]

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