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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

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Layered Carrot Cake

Layered Carrot Cake

Layered Carrot Cake

I never liked carrot cake until I tried this one. The rich, moist cake with orange-flavored frosting is now a family tradition for special occasions. Sometimes I add cranberries with the raisins. —Anna Morgan, Eatonville, Washington

Peach Blueberry Pie

Peach Blueberry Pie

Peach Blueberry Pie

"What a flavor!" That's what I hear most often after folks try this pie I invented one day when I was short of peaches for a full crust. —Sue Thumma, Shepherd, Michigan

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

On the outside, these look like traditional brownies. When people bite in, though, are they surprised! It's almost like eating a rich filled chocolate candy. My husband and I are both teachers. We have two children, 7 and 3.
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Southwest Brunch Casserole

Southwest Brunch Casserole

Southwest Brunch Casserole

"My husband used to take this casserole, doubled, to office potlucks, and it was a favorite. I serve it at home as a special-occasion breakfast or even dinner for the two of us. Any leftovers taste just as good, reheated in the microwave," says Linda Hinkley of Florence, Oregon.

Cheesy Egg Puffs

Cheesy Egg Puffs

Cheesy Egg Puffs

My father loves to entertain, and these buttery egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch. The leftovers are perfect to reheat in the microwave on busy mornings, so Dad always stashes a few aside for me to take home once the party is over. —Amy Soto, Winfield, Kansas

Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

Here's a recipe that just couldn't be much quicker or easier and is sure to add a nice touch to any dinner. The garlic and Parmesan flavors really come through. Enjoy! —Lori Abad, East Haven, Connecticut

German-Style Short Ribs

German-Style Short Ribs

German-Style Short Ribs

Our whole family is excited when I plug in the slow cooker to make these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. We like them served over rice or egg noodles. Husband Mark and I have eight children, ages 16 years to 3 months, whom I homeschool.

Herbed Pot Roast

Herbed Pot Roast

Herbed Pot Roast

I prepare this delicious main dish several times a month. The herbs and vegetables give the beef an excellent taste. My husband, Jack, a real meat-and-potatoes man, even enjoys the leftovers, which isn't always the case with other dishes. -Christel McKinley, East Liverpool, Ohio

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake

The first time I made this delightful breakfast treat for a brunch party, it was a huge hit. Now I get requests every time family or friends do anything around the breakfast hour! I always keep the four simple ingredients on hand. —Jaime Keeling, Keizer, Oregon

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

This is like a roast, only it uses chicken instead of beef. The rosemary gives it a sweet taste and blends well with the garlic, butter and parsley. —Isabel Zienkosky, Salt Lake City, Utah

S'more Sandwich Cookies

S'more Sandwich Cookies

S'more Sandwich Cookies

Capture the taste of campfire s'mores in your kitchen. Graham cracker crumbs added to chocolate chip cookie dough bring out the flavor of the fireside favorite. Melting the cookies' marshmallow centers in the microwave makes them simple to assemble. —Abby Metzger, Larchwood, Iowa
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