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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.

Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Creamed Spinach with Bacon

My twins wouldn’t eat anything that even resembled a vegetable, but they ate seconds and sometimes thirds of this fabulous spinach. I received the recipe from a friend several years ago, and it’s been part of my Thanksgiving menu ever since. I usually double or triple the recipe. My children aren’t the only ones who want extra servings!

Albacore Tuna Salad

Albacore Tuna Salad

Albacore Tuna Salad

There are so many great things about this recipe from Barbara Moravek of Jay, Florida! Sweet apples, golden raisins, celery, nuts, tuna and a tropical taste of pineapple add up to a simply wonderful salad. And leftovers are as delicious as the first bite. Sometimes Barbara substitutes grapes for the raisins.

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois says: “I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy and full of fruit, this salad could double as a healthy dessert. You can also tuck it into the kids’ lunchboxes for a fun school-day treat.”
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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. Betty Fulks of Onia, Arkansas submitted the recipe.

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Tender pancakes are filled with minced apple and raisin, and drizzled with apple cider syrup. They're wonderful in the summer or on a cool fall morning. —April Harmon, Greeneville, Tennessee

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

These traditional apple turnovers are tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

This dressing recipe is so delicious no one will know it's lower in fat. And best of all, it cooks effortlessly in the slow cooker, so the stove and oven are freed up for other dishes! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Flakey Cranberry Walnut Tart

Flakey Cranberry Walnut Tart

Flakey Cranberry Walnut Tart

Both attractive and delicious, this flaky tart combines a tender golden brown crust with a sweet filling that might remind you of baklava. It's a holiday favorite at our house. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

Festive White Chocolate Cheesecake

Festive White Chocolate Cheesecake

Festive White Chocolate Cheesecake

A buttery shortbread crust, creamy white chocolate filling and tangy cranberry-raspberry sauce add up to one mouthwatering dessert. Top with whipped cream and berries, and you have a show-stopper that's bound to win raves.—Mary Alice Graves, Kempton, Indiana

Black Raspberry Bubble Ring

Black Raspberry Bubble Ring

Black Raspberry Bubble Ring

I first made this pretty bread years ago for a 4-H project. It helped me win Grand Champion for my county and took me to the Ohio State Fair. It takes some time to make, but I pull out this recipe any time I want a breakfast or dessert that will really impress. —Kila Frank, Reedsville, Ohio

Special Banana Nut Bread

Special Banana Nut Bread

Special Banana Nut Bread

This extra-special banana bread makes a wonderful gift for friends and neighbors. The recipe makes two loaves, so I can serve one and keep the other one in the freezer so I have a last-minute gift on hand. —Beverly Sprague, Catonsville, Maryland
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