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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.

Berry Nectarine Buckle

Berry Nectarine Buckle

Berry Nectarine Buckle

I found this recipe in a magazine a long time ago, but modified it over the years. We enjoy its combination of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and nectarines, particularly when the cake is served warm with low-fat frozen yogurt. —Lisa Darling, Rochester, New York

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

Contest-Winning Blueberry Quick Bread

This sweet bread recipe has won a blue ribbon at our state fair, perhaps because the crushed pineapple and coconut give it a mild but delicious twist. It makes two loaves, so you can freeze one for a future treat. —Lois Everest, Goshen, Indiana
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Cranberry Pear Crisp Pie

Cranberry Pear Crisp Pie

Cranberry Pear Crisp Pie

Filled with a bubbling combination of cranberries and pears, this crumb-topped dessert is a wonderful change-of-pace from traditional pies —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Sweet Slaw

Sweet Slaw

Sweet Slaw

“I found this wonderful recipe for cole slaw with just a hint of pineapple in a church cookbook,” shares Agnes Ward in Stratford, Ontario. “Now it’s the only one I’ll use.”

Tangy Baked Beans

Tangy Baked Beans

Tangy Baked Beans

“Different, delicious and sized exactly right for two people,” is how Dean Copeland in Ochlocknee, Georgia describes this easy, breezy, home-style side dish.

Vanilla Custard Pie

Vanilla Custard Pie

Vanilla Custard Pie

My grandmother passed down this recipe to my mother, who in turn passed it down to me. Now my daughter is making it for her family. With a graham cracker crust, custard filling and meringue topping, this pie was one of my favorites when I was growing up and it still is today.

Layered Salad Reuben-Style

Layered Salad Reuben-Style

Layered Salad Reuben-Style

Here's a fun twist on the traditional seven-layer salad that's great for large gatherings any time of year. It combines lettuce and tomato with Reuben sandwich fixings. I like to buy pastrami in 1/4-inch slices at the deli counter and chop it up at home, but you can use leftover corned beef instead. —Amy Smith, Avon, Connecticut

Microwave Potato Salad

Microwave Potato Salad

Microwave Potato Salad

Microwaving potatoes for this tasty side is a handy timesaver—especially in warm weather. I found the original recipe in an old cookbook and added roasted peppers and olives for color and zip. Chop your ingredients while the potates cook, and the salad’s ready to chill in 20 minutes! -- Bonnie Carelli, Charlton Heights, West Virginia

Favorite Barbecued Chicken

Favorite Barbecued Chicken

Favorite Barbecued Chicken

What better place to find a fantastic barbecue sauce than Texas, and that’s where this one is from—it’s my father-in-law’s own recipe. We’ve served it at many family reunions and think it’s the best! —Bobbie Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

A quick and easy homemade salsa makes a mouthwatering addition to these fried tomatoes. The golden coating is so crispy, no one suspects the slices are light. —Ingrid Parker, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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