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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

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Cheesy Ham Macaroni

Cheesy Ham Macaroni

Cheesy Ham Macaroni

I'm often asked to bring this comforting casserole to potluck dinners, and it's a favorite of my family's, too. The rich and creamy easy-to-fix dish is a great way to use leftover baked ham. -Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico

Hearty Baked Beans

Hearty Baked Beans

Hearty Baked Beans

This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the recipe for over 10 years and make it often for big appetites at home and potlucks at work and church. —Cathy Swancutt, Junction City, Oregon

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I'm a chocolate lover, and this treat has satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson Worland, Wyoming
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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

I found the recipe for this creamy and refreshing dessert in an old cookbook. Made in an ice cream freezer, it's wonderful for family gatherings. We love how it tastes like a berry-topped cheesecake. —Karen Maubach Fairbury, Illinois

Harvest Soup

Harvest Soup

Harvest Soup

Loaded with ground beef, squash, tomatoes and two kinds of potatoes, this hearty soup makes a great family meal on a busy night. Go ahead and substitute any of the vegetables with those that better suit your tastes. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado

Creamed Ham in Toast Cups

Creamed Ham in Toast Cups

Creamed Ham in Toast Cups

My grandmother taught me many of her recipes in show-and-cook sessions. Usually, we had this dish on Mondays, following a Sunday lunch of ham, peas and corn. These buttery cups are one of my favorite ways to use leftover ingredients.

Ham 'N' Corn Fritters

Ham 'N' Corn Fritters

Ham 'N' Corn Fritters

Here's an old-fashioned recipe that's welcome at any meal. The pretty golden fritters are a perfect addition to a down-home breakfast or brunch in place of typical pancakes. You'll be amazed at how quickly they disappear. —Nelda Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Hearty Corn Pudding

Hearty Corn Pudding

Hearty Corn Pudding

Corn is a staple around our house in summer-and so is this comforting dish. Every year, we grow corn in our backyard garden. I keep several packages of our homegrown corn in the freezer so I can make recipes like this in any season.

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

Spinach Pinwheel Rolls

I often serve these tasty morsels alongside a Greek salad at a ladies luncheon. Whether they're eaten warm or cold, the tender rolls with their tasty filling are always a hit! —Maryalice Wood of Langley, British Columbia

Quick Creamed Spinach

Quick Creamed Spinach

Quick Creamed Spinach

The inspiration for this creamy side dish came from a local restaurant. I lightened up the original recipe by using fat-free half-and-half and fat-free cream cheese. I goes great with most any entree. —Susan Geddie of Harker Heights, Texas

Potato Spinach Pie

Potato Spinach Pie

Potato Spinach Pie

I combined two recipes to come up with this dish that's terrific for either brunch or dinner. Reduced-fat cheese, egg whites and a shredded-potato crust help lighten it up. &$151;Lola Kauffmann of Goshen, Indiana
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