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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

Looking for winning comfort food recipes? Find contest winning comfort food recipes including home style meals, desserts, appetizers, and more winning comfort food recipes.

Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

A real crowd-pleaser, this tender snack-like cake is chock-full of rhubarb and sprinkled with a sweet cinnamon-sugar topping. Everyone will be asking for the recipe…or seconds! —Maryls Haber, White, South Dakota

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

This light and airy yellow cake is moist but not too sweet, and the caramelized rhubarb topping adds tangy flavor and eye appeal. We like it served with strawberry ice cream. —Joyce Rowe, Stratham, New Hampshire

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

When a visit to the local farmers market left me with an abundance of quickly ripening peaches and a few stalks of rhubarb, I created this sweet-tart recipe. —Sandy Kimble, Salinas, California
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Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

I love cheesecake and my husband loves chocolate, so this is a favorite dessert of ours. The rhubarb adds a tartness that complements the sweet flavors so well. —Carol Witczak, Tinley Park, Illinois

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

My husband’s grandmother was a great cook and didn’t always share her secrets, so we are fortunate to have her recipe for rhubarb cream pie. I added one of my favorite crusts and a never-fail meringue. —Elaine Sampson, Colesburg, Iowa

Pepper, Onion and Beef Potpie

Pepper, Onion and Beef Potpie

Pepper, Onion and Beef Potpie

This hearty meat pie is filling, delicious and comforting. You’ll love the flaky crust, too.

Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks

Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks

Pretzel-Crusted Drumsticks

The first time I fixed this effortless main dish for guests, I received plenty of recipe requests. With their pretzel coating, these drumsticks seem to satisfy everyone’s appetites. I’m sure you’ll agree, they’re yummy! –Joann Frazier Hensley, McGaheysville, Virginia

Saucy Chicken Thighs

Saucy Chicken Thighs

Saucy Chicken Thighs

Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. –Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee
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Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Growing up near Buffalo, New York, I was exposed to the famous Buffalo wing. In search of a version that would make the hot sauce my own, I created this recipe. These wings are spicy and sweet with a hint of celery. They always go fast at parties. –Sara Yarrington, Salem, New Hampshire

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

Hearty Veggie Chicken Casserole

I found this recipe in a cookbook we received as a wedding gift and altered it to fit my family’s tastes. Now, I always cook enough extra chicken so we can have this casserole the next day. My husband and daughters rush to the table when they know it’s on the menu. –Janet Applin, Gladstone, Michigan

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Zippy Raspberry Roast Pork

Rosemary, sage, thyme and garlic make a mouthwatering pork rub in this main course. The raspberry sauce gets a slight kick from chipotle peppers, but complements the meat well.—Kim Pettipas, Oromocto, New Brunswick
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