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What’s Comfort Food?

Allrecipes member EAKE asked the question. You’ll be amazed at the responses from a hungry Allrecipes community!


Take Comfort

“What exactly is the definition of comfort food?” EAKE asked in her Allrecipes blog, “EAKE.” The first comment arrived minutes later. Deborah D had an answer: Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with creamy gravy. In a matter of just a few days, more than 60 people had offered their ideas on the perfect comfort food. And wouldn’t you know it? No two tastes were exactly alike.

EAKE also had an answer. “I would assume that it means, 'food that comforts you.' Am I correct? It just so happens that I do not like Shepherd’s Pie, Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Loaf, Pot Roast or Tuna Casserole. My friends are disgusted with me because I do not like comfort foods. They are so very wrong! I LOVE comfort foods!”

And the foods that comfort EAKE?


Deborah B
“For me, the be-all, end-all comfort food meal would be chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and LOTS of creamy gravy. BUT! I do get what you're saying. Having been married to a Thai man for almost thirty years, green chicken curry is a very close second (served over brown rice lately).”


Maggi
“I guess my definition of comfort foods are dishes that evoke strong childhood memories. A hearty chicken noodle soup is right up there. A rich pot roast is another. Got to admit, love the tuna casserole & meat loaf--but hold the mac & cheese! But if one of my favs is not cooked the way I expect, it's off the table!”



Kathleen
“I would have to go with Lasagna and garlic bread, Beer Cheese Soup and Sourdough, Chicken and Dumplings with Cheese biscuits, or a GIANT Chocolate cake with a glass of red wine.”


Mimosa
“Hmm, I have so many! My Mexican casserole, corned beef hash, pan fried potatoes with onions...I could go on and on!”


Amber
“Comfort food…butter chicken, my mom's potato salad, pancakes, homemade bread, cherry pie, grilled cheese. I also don't like most of the typical comforts. I think just non complicated wonderful flavors that fill you up, and make you want to eat like real people eat!”



sassyoldlady
“Brownies, sour cream chocolate cake, Chicken & Dumplings, fried chicken with mashed potatoes/gravy and fried okra and homemade creamed corn and biscuits. My mom’s beef stew.”


Nobody’sGirl
“Turkey dinner with stuffing and all the fixings is the most comforting food I can think of. When I'm feeling really low and want to feel like I do during holidays with my family, that's usually what I end up making.”


Christine M
“I think most of my ‘comfort foods’ have some connection to childhood memories--my mom's spaghetti and meatballs, roast beef dinners, creamed salmon over mashed potatoes. I also think of apple pie. I’m not a big apple pie fan. But I love the thought of them because my dad and I once made one together when I was about 7 or 8...the kitchen was a DISASTER afterwards, flour on the ceiling, pie crust in the bottoms of our shoes, me wearing a cinnamon-sugar mustache from eating so many apples. Haven't had an apple pie that tasted that good since!”


Trishie
“My ultimate comfort food is Chocolate! Chocolate cookies, chocolate cake, chocolate donuts, chocolate mousse...the list is endless! Oh and cheddar cheese. Oh, and Chinese food mmm...!”


Missivy
“Roast chicken and mashed potato dinner with gravy. Jaeger schnitzel and spaetzle with gravy. Biscuits and sausage gravy. Pork chops in mushroom gravy. Yeah, I am gonna go with gravy! But it has gotta be good, homemade gravy, or it's just not worth it. And a big loaf of fresh baked bread to mop it all up with! A plate of something with gravy will lift my spirits any day.”


barncat
“PIE, ROAST BEEF, YORKSHIRE PUDDING! And many others. Brownies, chicken and beef soup, chili, popcorn, French toast.”


Foodelicious
“Maybe it's a holdover from my early childhood in Japan (I only started out there; I'm not actually Japanese) but my ultimate comfort food is a simple rice bowl dish called oyako donburi. It's just chicken and egg over rice, with onions and a light broth, but boy does it hit the spot when I need to eat my way back to less complicated times.”


Bessie Cocker (aka GoodEatNZ)
“I started thinking about my faves: split pea soup, butter beans (lima beans) and ham, refried beans, pinto beans, black beans. Uh, maybe I should just say LEGUMES!”


kiss the cook
“It seems that many of us have our favorite comfort foods. Mine are fried chicken, vegetable soup, popcorn, homemade ice cream, watermelon, apple cinnamon oatmeal, turkey with all the trimmings. Hot tea when I don't feel well, milk toast, and roast beef. Very good topic and I feel comforted just thinking about the subject.”

Comments
Quent 
Mar. 1, 2010 3:11 am
quent - lcook Roast beef and gravy served over home made noodles with mashed potatoes and gravy on the side, fresh peach.apple or cherry pie. Beef or chicken pot pie. Enchilatas smoothered in hot gravy. Home fries and onions fried in lard with mome grown eggs and sausage gravy over all. Oyster stew.
 
Mar. 1, 2010 7:19 am
I would have to say my chicken soup w/ rice. It is the Perfect thing, IMO for a comforting meal. Add a nice warm loaf of french bread and you are set! A terrific piece of lemon meringue pie for dessert. YummO!
 
Chef Sydney 
Mar. 1, 2010 8:43 am
Traditionally, comfort foods were meant to soothe the senses - warm you up during the winter months - give you that feeling of 'home-cooked' and satisfying feeling. Today - anything from a quick mac and cheese to stews and bakes are all considered 'comfort foods'
 
sueb 
Mar. 1, 2010 9:10 am
My comfort foods include oatmeal (made from oat groats)for breakfast, a tomato sandwich for lunch, and whole grain breads.
 
Lilcat 
Mar. 1, 2010 9:17 am
zucchini/cheese soup, fresh bread, and peach crisp
 
SB 
Mar. 1, 2010 12:56 pm
Comfort food....I would have to say posole or caldo de res!
 
woody 
Mar. 1, 2010 1:39 pm
Comfort food----chicken and pastry-jambalaya-turkey and rice soup
 
Tried It! 
Mar. 1, 2010 1:47 pm
Home made chili beans and home mad hot rools. Maybe pan-fried potatoes with onions. Dessert? Honey butter on those home made rolls.
 
Mar. 1, 2010 2:23 pm
homemade chicken pot pie!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Mar. 1, 2010 2:54 pm
Where to begin...Roast beef with potatoes and gravy, homemade macaroni and cheese, any homemade soup, Calico beans, scalloped potatoes and ham, creamed chipped beef on toast, I could go on. Mmmmmm.
 
Mar. 1, 2010 4:39 pm
chicken soup, fried chicken, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, strawberries, grapes, bananas, greek yogurt, apples with PB, granola bars, parfaits, mousse, ice cream, french toast bagels...
 
dinykay 
Mar. 1, 2010 4:43 pm
pudding, ice cream, mashed potatoes and gravy, spaghetti
 
Mar. 1, 2010 5:34 pm
Chili over spaghetti noodles and topped with cheddar cheese or Roast beef, smashed taters and corn with biscuits. Snickerdoodles are good anytime but my all time fav..Devil's Food cake and a huge glass of cold milk. Love it!
 
Mar. 1, 2010 7:39 pm
Pierogies, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage! I also miss my late father's roast chicken and veggies. YUMMY!!! My boyfriend is from Ecuador and my new comfort is a wonderful seafood stew!
 
jessicakes 
Mar. 2, 2010 1:11 am
Chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, pot roast with carrots and mashed potatoes (in gravy of course)
 
Nana58 
Mar. 2, 2010 4:54 am
Comfort food is whatever meals bring back positive memories, most of all the recipes your mother made.
 
Mar. 2, 2010 7:16 am
chicken and dumpling, cheesy potato soup, broccoli casserole,
 
LuckyLeprechaun 
Mar. 2, 2010 10:00 am
chili and rice. my dad's meatloaf. hawaiian potato salad with soy sauce.
 
Mar. 2, 2010 11:12 am
Thank you so much for this - so many wonderful foods I'd love to try! My comfort food is chicken parmigiana & some soft garlic cheese bread. Fried chicken and homemade mashed potatoes come in a close second. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside after eating.
 
Abbey 
Mar. 2, 2010 12:38 pm
To me, comfort food is anything that comes out of the slow cooker!
 
April 
Mar. 2, 2010 2:51 pm
Lasagna, tossed green salad and garlic bread! Or fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, & green beans. Oooh and homemade cinnamon rolls, especially the "clone of a cinnabon" recipe from this site. Yumm!! Can't forget rare roast beef, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, and fruit salad. Oooh yeah!
 
Mar. 2, 2010 3:36 pm
Pierogies, Cabbage and Noodles, pan sauteed mini hamburgers with mushroom gravy (aka old fashioned hamburgers) and mashed potatoes, corned beef hash, homemade mac&cheese
 
Mar. 2, 2010 3:37 pm
Oh! I forgot Potato Leek Soup with lots of gruyere chesse!
 
Mar. 2, 2010 4:23 pm
Home made mac and lots of cheese, pizza, mashed potatoes with extra butter. All those meals that you have to eat without thinking about calories...
 
April 
Mar. 2, 2010 5:00 pm
I forgot to mention FRENCH ONION SOUP!!
 
Mar. 2, 2010 5:27 pm
Home made french fries with cheese and sunny side up eggs on top, homemade garlic sauce on the side. Haha. I know it sounds strange... PS: I'm from Eastern Europe.
 
THEDAD 
Mar. 2, 2010 6:44 pm
shrimp and orkra gumbo with toasted crunchy french bread and pecan pie for dessert.
 
iesika 
Mar. 2, 2010 10:12 pm
Grits. Just grits. White corn hominy grits, water, salt, a little butter. Nothing makes me feel better, when I'm sick or upset.
 
Mar. 3, 2010 8:03 am
Chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and hot, right-out-of-the- oven dinner rolls
 
Dr. Mom 
Mar. 3, 2010 8:44 am
Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup!
 
Mar. 3, 2010 9:45 am
COMFORT FOOD TO ME IS FOOD THAT IS WARM, THICK AND CREAMY AND FULL OF CALORIES! GOULASH - ANY KIND OF CREAMY SOUPS - THICK CHILI DISHES - CASSEROLES WITH LOTS OF CHEESE..... I GUESS I COVERED ALL OF THE ABOVE COMMENTS!
 
lgwitty 
Mar. 3, 2010 10:39 am
CAKE ! In my family, we say: Any day is a good day when there's CAKE!
 
Mar. 3, 2010 2:50 pm
Any time you are achy or cold, had a bad day and just don't feel good, some foods just put you in a better mood and sound yummy. Its any food that brings you comfort...and for me, there are a lot!
 
Mar. 3, 2010 7:12 pm
My own recipe for Comfort Chicken Stew!! Yummmy! If it didn't take YEARS for a recipe to show up on here I'd submit it - it gets rave reviews EVERY time I share it.
 
Gina 
Mar. 4, 2010 4:08 am
My ultimate comfort food is a soup we called Pastine - boiled ditalini (little round pasta) with beaten egg stirred right in the boiling water with some butter and a little parmesan sprinkled on top... any time I was sick (and even now),this was what I craved. There was nothing more comforting than the pastine my adopted grandma made.
 
Mar. 4, 2010 4:29 am
Comfort food to me is chicken & dumplings, lasagna, mac and cheese and rice pudding:-)
 
jane 
Mar. 4, 2010 5:17 am
The ultimate comfort food for me is beef roast with potatoes and carrots; gravy and biscuits; lasagna; spaghetti; and the ultimate grilled cheese and tomato soup and of course, homemade vegetable soup. add casseroles to the list.
 
Susan 
Mar. 4, 2010 6:42 am
I love Swiss Steak in a thick and chunky tomato gravy loaded with onions and bell peppers, mashed potatos and zucchini saute with crushed garlic croutons on the side. Also fried chicken with corn on the cob and mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy. Cherry pie or chocolate cake with chocolate icing for dessert. Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup is also a quick comfort..as is a tomato sandwich on white bread!
 
vicx 
Mar. 4, 2010 8:53 am
Something sweet, preferably a pie such as custard, sweet potato, mock apple or any baked good that is chocolate. On real food, biscuit and cream gravy, hot yeast rolls with butter, chicken & rice with consomme casserole.
 
CSmith1051 
Mar. 4, 2010 10:12 am
Comfort food is any food that will help you to gain weight.
 
Mar. 4, 2010 11:39 am
"Aloo Gosht" which is a meat and potato dish with sauce served over rice cooked with green peas with "raita" - yogurt sauce - on the side is my ultimate combination of comfort food. Follow this up with a slice of ultra-rich chocolate cake (something involving ganache is usually good) and I'm in heaven.
 
Purple 
Mar. 4, 2010 5:14 pm
I spent many summers in Venezuela as a child and comfort food for me is arepas hot off the griddle with cheddar cheese or butter melted. This is made with white corn into a type of cake . Makes me feel warm inside, even now. Ravioli in tomato sauce and mashed potatoes with fried chicken comes close.
 
Mar. 4, 2010 6:04 pm
Anything that is hot steamy and does not take forever to cook! You walk into your house and smell it simmering! Yum! It warms you and tantalizes your taste buds with the very smell of it. It could be anything you love!
 
Mar. 4, 2010 9:30 pm
ANYTHING my mum used to make! Or my dad! Except, maybe, her pork chops. Comfort food comfort you and is differeny for everyone.
 
Dougp 
Mar. 4, 2010 11:11 pm
For me, comfort food is whatever I eat that is properly and well cooked. Many different cuisines make me feel good when I eat a dish that is properly prepared.
 
Nicole L 
Mar. 5, 2010 2:00 am
My ultimate comfort meal would be mac & cheese, chicken & bisquits, collard greens, tacos, candied yams, corn casserole, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, peach cobbler, pecan pie and bread pudding...and a beer. I wouldn't be able to eat more than a bite of each, but it would be a great meal.
 
JOMICK 
Mar. 5, 2010 8:02 am
My ultimate comfort food would be turkey and all of the fixings. I do my turkey wrapped in foil and cooked at 450 (22 lb bird takes about 4-1/2 hours, stuffed). Homemade stuffing, simple - just bread, celery, onions, the giblits and neck meat, and chicken stock. Mashed potatoes with butter and cream, not too smooth-they have to have some lumps in them!! Green bean casserole or corn frozen from crops last fall. And rhodes rolls. Oh yum! I am so glad I only have to wait until Sunday to enjoy this meal!! Spaghetti comes in 2nd. Lasagna 3rd Roast beef or pork with mashed potatoes and gravy the list could go on and on......
 
Mar. 5, 2010 10:44 am
Fudgicles and Blueberry pie. When my granmother was sick last year, she spent quite a long time in the hospital,battling for her life and fighting off infection. It seemed like they restricted her diet more and more each day. Oh boy, how she craved milk, but she was on extreme fluid restrictions. One night after putting my children to bed and closing up my own kitchen for the night , I headed off to the hospital for a visit. I liked going late at night, she would almost always wake up for me. That night I decided that she needed a friend, a 'mom' who would sneek her just a bit of comfort, a treat. Forget about every rule, for it was near the end...... she needed a connection, a smile, just one more secret for us to share. So I stopped at a little store and bought two fudgicles.......I brought them to her, and we sat in that room at midnight, smiled and ate those fudgicles....They were WONDERFUL.We smiled that knowing smile, even the nurse who poked her head in ,smiled.We d
 
Mar. 5, 2010 12:45 pm
Indeed, comfort food is usually that which takes us back to our childhood, a simpler time when someone else had all the everyday worries! My comfort food usually centers around such favorites as vegetable soup with homemade yeast rolls; fresh chocolate chip cookies, and the like. Not always, but often they are things which may not be considered the healthiest for us. Well, there is physical health, and there's mental/spiritual health, and sometimes we need to feed our spirit what it really needs. Sometimes, comfort food leaps into our hand from the fridge, and seldom is it in a store bought package --- although Cherry Garcia has eased my troubled spirit on more than one occasion. But, still it usually comes down to one of my mother's soups, or goulashes combined with homemade dinner rolls. Growing up on the farm, I remember many long cold winter days feeding cattle, or battling snowdrifts to keep the lane clear, struggling to deliver and keep a half frozen calf alive, or
 
Mar. 5, 2010 8:04 pm
My grandmother's Chicken and Dumplings were a source of childhood comfort, nothing fancy, just a simple boiled chicken and simple biscuit dumplings. As a teen and on through the decades, soft or chewy chocolate chip cookies (preferably homemade) sandwiched with Nutella and dunked in coffee with lots of milk and a bit of sugar or in tea and milk, that is sweet comfort to me. :)
 
Mar. 6, 2010 2:07 am
NO-BAKE COOKIES!! (the kind with peanut butter)! My husband's unbelievably amazing Pierogies (he calls them 'vereniky) with onions, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, roast beef with carrots, garlic soup, chicken tortilla soup, anything cheesy or garlicky and warm. actually, my mom, husband and mother-in-law are great in the kitchen, and the mere fact that they are willing cooks makes whatever they make "comfort food" by default! :)
 
Mar. 6, 2010 9:39 am
homemade bread of any sort, chocolate chip cookies (warm), pea or chicken soup and delicious deli sandwiches!
 
kieler 
Mar. 6, 2010 11:57 am
Hotdish, the way mom makes it! Tator tot hotdish, or rice hotdish. Homemade mac-n-cheese. Chow mein. Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Yum!
 
Mar. 6, 2010 12:08 pm
A really good dry martini with just a mist of vermouth and two big olives. That's part of the food group somewhere...(;
 
iamscaredofflies 
Mar. 6, 2010 6:13 pm
Pani Popo! Anything with warm coconut milk.
 
Mar. 7, 2010 6:18 pm
Homemade Lasagna, fried chicken with dumplings and home grown green beans, my mom's cheeseburgers and homemade fries. :o)
 
Apr. 6, 2010 8:11 am
thanksgiving dinner, pumpkin pie that would be my number 1.....pot roast, lasagna garlic bread and salad, broccoli cheese soup, pierogies, anything with lots of cheese, chocolate cake, brownies...mexican!!
 
Aug. 9, 2010 1:33 am
My Mother's homemade beef soup that she made when it rained. I would run all the way home from the bus stop and I could smell that soup blocks away. She has been gone 15 yrs. but I can still smell her soup when it rains. Also, her homemade biscuits and tomato gravy with crip fried salt bacon. Breakfast from heaven!!
 
trekkie 
Sep. 4, 2010 1:45 pm
my would cheese cake i love it.
 
Gail Brooks 
Sep. 20, 2010 11:47 am
Meatloaf (my mum's recipe), baked acorn squash with apple raisin stuffing,buttered noodles, rosemary olive oil bread heated in the oven, and a big pan of apple crisp! My favorite comfort food meal...
 
Oct. 1, 2010 7:14 pm
Try this for real comfort food. This is my Dad's (RIP) recipe which he used to cook for me as a little boy. It brings back happy memories for me and is definitely my top comfort food. Served with roast potatoes, chips (fries to you across the pond cousin's) or creamy mash and peas this is a little slice of heaven! Good honest, warming home cooked food. And as Liver is inexpensive, easy on the wallet too! See here for the recipe:
http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/6582/liver-and-onions-with-a-rich-onion-gravy.aspx
 
KatMac 
Oct. 2, 2010 4:05 am
For me comfort food is anything I prepare for my family. Food preparation is an act of love and faith.It is a reminder of my love for those close to me and faith that tomorrow with all its potential to be a brighter happier day will come and we will need our strength and health to enjoy it. It tells me and my loved ones that we survived today and we will be there tomorrow to take the most out of life no matter what it may hold for us. Well prepared food that is seasoned with love is the ultimate comfort food - BAR NONE!
 
Jeanne 
Oct. 2, 2010 5:43 am
I would have to say my husband's chicken w/mushroom sauce over sticky rice and homemade cheese biscuits is right at the top. Also my banana pudding. Anything rich and gooey and sweet. Rotisserie chicken. Homemade vegetable soup.
 
raye 
Oct. 2, 2010 9:13 am
It seems that most of these are foods that we grew up with whatever our generation, and most are high in carbs, which according to nutritionists, have soothing, sedative effects.
 
awesomeintummy 
Oct. 4, 2010 11:34 am
Comfort food to me is anything that makes you feel warm and cozy inside and sticks to the ribs!! It covers ALL food groups for me!!! Especially home baked breads or anything with a thick sauce or gravy. Yummers!
 
Claudine 
Nov. 5, 2010 2:50 pm
Comfort food makes you feel better when you are down. My personal favorite comfort foods are potato corn chowder & chicken 'n dumplings!
 
Jan. 15, 2011 1:28 pm
my comfort food would have to be chile verde chicken enchiladas, chocolate cake and cocido (mexican soup)
 
Briar Rose 
Jan. 20, 2011 7:00 am
Cheese fondu, just like my grandma used to make. She never wrote it down, I just watched her make it so I'm the only one in the family who really knows. I make a huge batch and have a french bagette, salami, and cheese as dippers. It's super yummy =)
 
Lewi 
Jan. 25, 2011 12:01 pm
Split pea soup, pizza, but mostly my mother's meatballs and spaghetti.
 
babymines2004 
Jan. 28, 2011 10:40 pm
Since I'm from Louisiana it's Gumbo. I can just eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner. It reminds me of home and being back with mama.
 
CINDYLOU4 
Jan. 31, 2011 5:09 am
Fo me, it's, meatloaf, mashed potatos, gravy and corn. An apple or cherry turnover with ice cream for dessert. Don't worry about the calories til tommorow!!
 
mizbeautifulmonica 
Feb. 2, 2011 9:41 pm
Deep dish pizza with a side of mac & cheese
 
Feb. 4, 2011 9:15 am
Fried chicken,mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and a side of turnip greens :)
 
Hey Jude 
Feb. 12, 2011 6:00 pm
Dad's meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes and onions, breakfast,cube steak, milk gravy and chocolate chip cookies.
 
deidei 
Feb. 20, 2011 6:21 pm
For me, comfort foods are hearty meals that warm you up and fill you up too. Hearty soups, stews, gumbos and one pot / slow cooker meals come to mind first. I love them so much that I could eat them everyday. Other foods that come to mind are lasagna, sausage gravy with cheese grits and biscuits, casseroles, black eyed peas, liver smothered in gravy, smothered chicken, ox tail stew, rabbit smothered in gravy, and stewed chicken and dumplings. Hey, this is a short list because I could go on forever. One more thing, a bacon burger dog with cheese, french fries, fried onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles...this all goes in between a bun. I prefer a toasted potato hamburger bun...mmm mmm good!
 
Sep. 16, 2011 10:56 am
Kathleen, you and I see eye to eye on comfort food. :-D
 
Oct. 4, 2011 8:10 am
Chicken soup w/ fresh dill, when I have a cold, spaghetti & meatballs, Italian wedding soup, the list can just go on & on
 
Gretchen 
Oct. 5, 2011 12:25 pm
There's nothing better than a big bowl of grits with lots of butter when you're not feeling well. Gumbo can lift your spirits, also!
 
Chris 
Oct. 19, 2011 11:18 am
Comfort food is anything you love to eat curled up on the couch with a blanket and watching kitchen shows or romantic movies. For me it's usually ice cream, homemade hamburger helper, fresh pies, chicken pot pie...
 
notime 
Oct. 26, 2011 7:44 am
My comfort foods vary. I love and zone out when I eat Kasha or buckwheat. It was cooked with onions and noodles. I could just eat it til the pot is gone.
 
PattyJo 
Nov. 10, 2011 9:53 am
Milk toast? You must be from Indiana! Hardly anyone I have ever met knows what milk toast is. You're talking toast with butter and cinnamon and sugar smothered in hot milk...right? My son started eating milk toast in college and after a lot of ridicule from suite mates, it became a hit with all the guys! Now, that's comfort food!
 
Loranne_Bronze 
Nov. 12, 2011 9:18 pm
I like anything kinda warm with protein and fat. I grew up on Canadian/American/British food, so I like hamburgers, poutine, savory pies, tourtier, pizza, grilled cheese, fish and chips, French onion soup, ramen noodles (I know that this does not belong to any of the ethnic groups I described), pasta with an oily sauce, mashed potatoes with butter (or bangers and mash), eggs and canadian bacon and sausage, hot dogs, Kraft dinner (in this neck of the woods, Kraft dinner = any mac and cheese), steak, pork, holiday food (egg nog, shortbread cookies, stuffing), soups, curries, chilis, stews, barley, fast food. Basically stuff that is bad for your choleterol :)
 
Jan. 15, 2012 6:21 am
Chicken and home made noodles with hot yeast rolls
 
Aiman 
Mar. 21, 2012 2:55 pm
I'm from Pakistan,although I love to try new dishes from all over the world,but my ultimate comfort food is Daal(lentils)Chawal(boiled rice)and achaar(pickled mango,lemon,green chillies or a mixture of all these in oil and spices).So simple,yet so yummy.Only those who have had it will understand what I mean.
 
bonnie 
Mar. 21, 2012 4:42 pm
PattyJo, yes milk toast! My early years were in Illinois. When sick, that's what I had, without the cinnamon and sugar, just a dash of salt. 7 years ago after severe head trauma I asked for milk toast..only to realize I could no longer taste or smell due to the injury. Still I see milk toast as comfort.
 
bonnie 
Mar. 21, 2012 4:43 pm
PattyJo, yes milk toast! My early years were in Illinois. When sick, that's what I had, without the cinnamon and sugar, just a dash of salt. 7 years ago after severe head trauma I asked for milk toast..only to realize I could no longer taste or smell due to the injury. Still I see milk toast as comfort.
 
viper 
Aug. 9, 2012 1:40 am
betty crockers mile high apple pie. my moms home made vegitarian lazagna. plain vanilla ice cream.
 
Iguana 
Aug. 26, 2012 2:46 pm
There are so many "comfort foods", but on a cold winter day it's hard to beat a beef stew, rich with big chunks of tender beef, and lots of thick herbed broth to enjoy with just-out-of-the-oven home baked bread!
 
Mochasmummy 
Oct. 7, 2012 6:03 pm
My favorite comfort food is a turkey dinner with potato dressing made with summer savory and onions ,cranberries creamy mashed potatoes, carrots and mashed sweet turnip. Lots of gravy. Fried ham dinner with ham gravy, mashed potatoes and fried eggs.
 
Mochasmummy 
Oct. 7, 2012 6:05 pm
Oh yes homemade baked beans and homemade brown bread fresh from the oven.
 
Mochasmummy 
Oct. 7, 2012 6:07 pm
Fried green tomatoes in a homemade bread sandwich.
 
Oct. 8, 2012 2:42 pm
WOW! Did you cause a landslide or what. I do think you are correct. "Comfort food" is food that comforts "you". We all grow up with different, regular, frequently made dishes that seem to ultimately become "comfort" food. My mother was a mountain woman, hunter, fishing woman, hiker, gold panning, and really did not care much about cooking. She did make sure we always ate, but much of what I grew up on was canned, frozen, or one-pot meals. When I "really" get down from being soooooo homesick, I think about one meal that my 2 sisters & I loved, my Mom would take Spam (God forbid, I know), she would fry it crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, or she would mix a can of crushed pineapple & brown sugar together, slice a can of Spam, open each slice and put a spoonful of pineapple mixture inside, pour the rest on top and bake it until the pineapple & brown sugar was carmelized and bubble, make boxed mac & cheese, and heat up a can of peas. I haven't had it in over 15 years, but
 
periwinkle 
Oct. 8, 2012 4:46 pm
Thanks about the reminder of toast in hot milk, cinnamon and butter. My grandma always made that when we were sick, and the "unfortunate name she called it was Graveyard Stew! That's a Montana-ism.
 
little red rooster 
Oct. 18, 2012 7:32 pm
i was just talking about this this morning with my 5 year old lol. when i ask her what she would like for supper she always say's roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and peas. she asked me what my favorite meal was!! i said roasted chicken mashed potatoes and veggies!! i guess she gets it from me lol comfort to me is sharing a good hot homemade meal with my kids every night sitting at the table. and at the end of the meal it comforts me to know my kids enjoyed the meal and will sleep soundly with full tummys
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2013 3:14 pm
A big bowl of oatmeal with half and half, Lyle's Golden Syrup, and butter!
 
seleyrn 
Mar. 13, 2013 7:02 am
Stuffed cabbages. A family favorite recipe passed down from my mom's side of the family. I would include a pic, but we ate them all up yesterday.
 
blue 
Mar. 17, 2013 12:46 am
i have enjoyed making alot of the recipes on here but there is one recipe my family really loved and have requested it on several occasions and i thought i had saved it but alas i did not :( i am trying to find a recipe title Chicken Shepherds Pie it is made with chicken sour cream philadelphia cream cheese (new flavored) and vegetables if anyone has this type of recipe could you send it to my email i would realy appreciate any and all help thank you all bluelady592003@yahoo.com thank you all
 
localboy 
Sep. 28, 2013 11:01 am
my all time favorite is saimin. not the store bought kind. it's homemade saimin with homemade broth and a hamburger deluxe with homemade hamburger ,or a teri-burger deluxe.
 
Jan. 13, 2014 5:23 am
My "comfort food" is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and wilted lettuce or spinach cooked in olive oil. And a glass of blackberry wine afterward.
 
 
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