Comfort Food

Comfort food can encompass a broad spectrum of dishes. From mac-n-cheese to a warm bowl of tomato soup accompanied by a grilled panini, our collection of comfort food menus will make your stomach growl.

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10 Sophisticated Variations on Your Favorite Childhood Foods

When you were young, hot dogs and pizza were probably two of your favorite foods. But now, they've lost some of that magic to filet mignon and olive tapenade. We've upgraded old comfort foods to suit your mature palate.


Who invented macaroni and cheese?

Macaroni and cheese may be the ultimate comfort food: warm, filling and easy to make. But how did this Italian delicacy become one of the world's most beloved dishes?

Top 10 Favorite Cheesy Dishes

Whether topping pizzas, enhancing the flavor of sandwiches and burgers or turning pasta into a main course, cheese is a culinary superstar. Tempt your taste buds with our list of ten favorite cheesy dishes.

10 Regional Foods You've Never Heard Of

The United States is a melting pot of all kinds of nationalities and cultures. It's also a melting pot of various cuisines, ingredients and cooking techniques that vary from region to region.

Top 5 Influences on Regional Cooking in the United States

Immigrants settled in the United States and flooded the country with foods, methods of preparation and recipes native to their home country. The culmination of all of these influences has made up the varied and delicious American cuisine we have today.

10 Signature Regional Recipes -- from the Rockies to the Deep South

Chances are that wherever you hail from, you have a soft spot for the foods of your youth. From a side of grits with Sunday breakfast to a steaming bowl of gumbo on a warm and humid Louisiana night, foods often define the spirit of a region.

10 Sophisticated Variations on Your Favorite Childhood Foods

When you were young, hot dogs and pizza were probably two of your favorite foods. But now, they've lost some of that magic to filet mignon and olive tapenade. We've upgraded old comfort foods to suit your mature palate.

Perfect Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a classic Southern comfort food dish, and fits the bill as a great home-cooked meal or fashionable menu item du jour.

The Ultimate Comfort Foods Image Gallery

The ultimate comfort foods image gallery shows delicious and filling meals that are easy to make at home. From hearty mac-n-cheese to fluffy French toast these foods will leave a smile on your face.

Are people eating more comfort food in the recession?

The pressure of an economic slump might make even the most sophisticated diner crave tuna casserole. Choosing comfort food isn't just about reverting back to the worry-free days of childhood -- it's got a lot to do with tight budgets.

Chicken Casserole

A chicken casserole is easy to prepare and always tastes great. We've got plenty of variations for you to choose from, too -- read these useful tips for cooking a chicken casserole and check out ten great recipes.