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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy bars. My husband is the biggest fan of these peanut butter and chocolate treats. —Janis Luedtke, Westminster, Colorado

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Meet the Cook: While these are delicious year-round, you could easily turn them into an edible Christmas gift. They look festive on a decorative tray wrapped in red or green cellophane or tucked into a giveaway cookie plate. And don't forget to include the recipe so your recipient can enjoy this treat over and over again! I'm planning to share my muffins with the ladies in my church group and also with the Alabama Farmer's Federation, of which I'm a member. -Pat Schrand, Enterprise, Alabama

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

An attractive topping of cinnamon-spiced apple slices and a homemade oat-and-walnut crust make this creamy dessert a definite show stopper. —Emily Ann Young, Kenai, Alaska
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Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Tired of the same old ground beef burgers? This quick-fix alternative, with its creamy cheese filling, will wake up your taste buds. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

I created these melt-in-your-mouth thin mints for a cookie exchange, and everyone raved about them. They're often requested by my family and have become one of my daughter's favorites. To switch up the flavor, try using different extracts instead of peppermint. -Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio

Favorite Italian Wedding Soup

Favorite Italian Wedding Soup

Favorite Italian Wedding Soup

I enjoyed a similar soup for lunch at work one day and decided to re-create it at home. I love the combination of meatballs, vegetables and pasta.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through in every yummy bite. You'll be asked to make them again and again. —Shirley Dunbar, Mojave, California

Northwest Salmon Chowder

Northwest Salmon Chowder

Northwest Salmon Chowder

I've lived on a farm in the Yakima Valley all my life. I have a big garden, and by the end of fall, my cellar shelves are full of canned fruits and vegetables. This recipe uses some of the root vegetables I grow…along with the delicious salmon that is so plentiful here. —Josephine Parton, Granger, Washington

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Meals are even more memorable when I complement them with this light garden-fresh bread. The zucchini makes it so moist and tender...and the pineapple lends a delicate tropical twist to every delicious slice.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite flavors—chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake—in one bite, they were a hit with our three grown children. —Jane Nolt, Narvon, Pennsylvania

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. You can quickly mix up the batter in one bowl, bake your cake and serve a crowd. —Christa Hageman, Telford, Pennsylvania
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