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American Comfort Foods - Recipes to Feed the Body and Warm the Soul


Many of America's favorite recipes can be described as "comfort foods." Dishes that simply make you feel better. These are the meals that warm your soul, and remind you of happy days. Maybe it's your Mom's secret macaroni and cheese, or your Grandmother's cornbread, but there's something special about these recipes that satisfy more than just your hunger.
  1. Stews and Chili
  2. Casseroles
  3. Soups and Chowders
  4. Meatloaf
  5. Breads and Pancakes

Stews and Chili

Great comfort foods have to be able to satisfy you, no matter what mood you're in. Sometimes a simple and savory stew is just what you need, other times you need that 5-alarm chili to fix you up.


There's something special about a bubbling-hot casserole, with its beautifully browned crusty top, sitting in the middle of a dinner table. For many, these recipes epitomize home cooking at it's best.

Soups and Chowders

butternut squash soup

How can you eat a big bowl of hot soup and not feel better? Grab a spoon, a crusty piece of bread, and enjoy one of life's simple pleasures.


Meatloaf is one of the all-time classic comfort foods. There are as many recipes for this slice of Americana, as there are loving cooks ready to make it.

Breads and Pancakes

cinnamon pancakes

Whether it's a warm hunk of cornbread to dip in chili, or perfectly-made pancakes waiting for the slow stream of maple syrup, this category of comfort foods satisfies like no other.

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