Comfort Food

Comfort with a Dash of Nostalgia

By Ann Thelen

There is something about the sun setting earlier, the crisp air and the sensory pleasures of autumn that make you want to put a pot of soup on the stove or serve up your family’s favorite comfort foods.

Special memories and the foods we associate with those times and events are the embodiment of comfort foods. These foods come in many forms, but it’s usually that special – and maybe a bit unusual – pairing of foods that get our taste buds going.

Beef and Noodle Sundae

Rich and Hearty Beef & Noodle Sundaes

by Cristen Clark

They say a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Feed people good food, and they’ll be happy. I’ve found that comfort foods always deliver on this promise. Comfort foods also have the ability to transport you to a place and time, remind you of memories of the past, or, in this case, are rich and hearty enough to squelch big-time hunger after a long day of physical work.

Beef and Veggie Soup

Falling into Comfort Foods

By Cristen Clark, FoodandSwine.com

Fall is my favorite season of the year: cooler weather, harvest time and comforting foods that fill the kitchen with wonderful aromas. Comfort food recipes are always a hit, because they do exactly as they say: bring comfort. There are different categories that comfort foods fall into; recipes can be rich and hearty, gooey and cheesy, sinfully sweet or transport you to a place in time that envelops you in good memories and feelings of nostalgia.