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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

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My kids love to stuff spiral pasta inside bread for a clever dinner torte. We save the bread crusts to make garlicky croutons for salad. —Melissa Birdsong, Waleska, Georgia
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Pecan Angel Food Cake

Pecan Angel Food Cake

Pecan Angel Food Cake

Chopped pecans add a deliciously nutty flavor and texture to angel food cake. It's a unique variation from plain angel food.

Golden Ham Croquettes

Golden Ham Croquettes

Golden Ham Croquettes

Neighbors happened to drop in the first time I made these...they loved them! I say my hobby's crafting. Actually, though, it's helping my husband with ranch work and running after the kids. We have four of them, from 13 to 9.

Almond-Filled Butterhorns

Almond-Filled Butterhorns

Almond-Filled Butterhorns

I add potato flakes to make my butterhorns moist and tender. The rolls complement any meal wonderfully with just the right sweetness to make them a coffee hour favorite. Remember to hide a few for yourself!
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Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

This dessert gets added spark from a gingersnap crust and a luscious lemon sauce. The mix of sweet and tart is unexpected and delightful. I came up with the recipe based on several others I encountered on a trip to California with my husband for our 15th anniversary.

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Best Rosy Rhubarb Mold

Any meal benefits from this ruby-colored salad - it's always a refreshing accompaniment. I never have leftovers, since the combination of sweet, tangy and crunchy ingredients is so irresistible. -Regina Albright, Southhaven, Mississippi

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Crunchy Peanut Bark

Cereal and peanuts add the crunch to these sweet and peanut-buttery treats you can whip up in no time. One batch makes plenty for snacking and sharing. At Christmas, my sister and I add them to trays of homemade candies we give to the customers of the house-cleaning service we run. We're often asked for the recipe.

Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

Creamless Creamy Squash Soup

Here's my go-to recipe for family and friends' get-togethers. One time, my niece devoured three bowls of it and we had to stop her from a fourth so others could have one last spoonful! —Sharon Verea, Thomasville, Georgia

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Cooking creme is the secret to adding a lot of flavor without a lot of extra ingredients in this pizza. It’s our go-to for game night. We love it; you’re going to love it, too! —Josee Lanzi, New Port Richey, Florida

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

Peach 'n' Pear Crisps

“I have such a sweet tooth that even when I’m trying to cut calories, it’s tough to skip dessert. So I adapted one of my favorite peach pie recipes to make this light, no-crust delight,” writes Susan Wilson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

Minestrone with Turkey

I remember my mom making this soup; now I make it as often as I can. It's a good way to use up leftover vegetables. Sometimes I add a can of rinsed and drained kidney or garbanzo beans. —Angela Goodman, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf

Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf

Tortilla-Salsa Meat Loaf

I’m asked to make this recipe at least once a month during the winter, especially for birthday dinners. My guests like it with braised asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.
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