Winning Comfort Food Recipes

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Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte

This impressive-looking dessert is at the top of my list of speedy standbys. It's simple to make because it starts with a boxed brownie mix. Then the nutty brownie layers are dressed up with a fluffy frosting that has a rich creamy texture and irresistible maple taste. —Amy Flory, Cleveland, Georgia

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

This satisfying dish is very welcome at any meal at our house, especially on holidays. The tart apple slices taste so good baked on top of the mild sweet potatoes. —Jean Winfree, Wausau, Wisconsin

Praline Sundae Topping

Praline Sundae Topping

Praline Sundae Topping

Necessity can be the mother of recipes, too! I came up with this one as a way of using up the extra evaporated milk I had from making fudge. My husband farms with his father—raising hogs and cattle plus growing corn and soybeans. Hobbies I enjoy include gardening, baking bread, reading...and sewing when I find time. Our 5-year-old is our only child right now, but I'm expecting her little brother or sister to come along about any day!

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Since I don't like store-bought sauces, I decided to come up with my own. I make it for family and for company, and I'll often get asked for the recipe. My husband and I are both teachers, although I am now at home with our children...they're 7, 5, and 3. My hobbies are Bible study, international cooking (I like trying lots of recipes!) and planning activities with our youngsters.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

I like to make this very rich ice cream at home, then take it to parties or dinners. It's so convenient. If I pour it in the freezer right before we leave, It's done when we arrive—and it "ripens" by the time that it's served!

Christmas Braid

Christmas Braid

Christmas Braid

This holiday bread is easy to make, although the braiding takes a bit of practice. I serve it for evening coffees, then use the rest toasted for breakfast. I also give it as gifts—it's delicious with cheese—and it always goes over big at Christmas bake sales. My husband's a dairy farmer. I work as a bank teller and stenographer. At home, I enjoy cooking and crafts.

Crunchy Sweet Potato Pie

Crunchy Sweet Potato Pie

Crunchy Sweet Potato Pie

I first tried this delicious pie at a church potluck dinner and was immediately hooked. I've spent many years perfecting my own recipe.

Marinated Iowa Beef

Marinated Iowa Beef

Marinated Iowa Beef

I grew up eating Iowa beef. This tasty, mouthwatering recipe was one of my favorites as a child, and I've been making it for years as an adult!—Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa

Cranberry Crunch Cake

Cranberry Crunch Cake

Cranberry Crunch Cake

New Jersey is known for its cranberries and this cake is a delicious way to use them. The marshmallows melt and seep through the cake, making it moist and very tasty. It's great for brunch, or just with a cup of coffee!

Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf

Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf

Cool-Kitchen Meat Loaf

Juicy slices of this tender meat loaf are wonderful served with a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce. It's an easy way to fix supper, especially when the weather is too hot to turn on the oven. Plus, cleanup is a breeze because you just toss out the foil pans. -Susan Taul, Birmingham, Alabama

Tangerine Muffins

Tangerine Muffins

Tangerine Muffins

Here's a recipe that represents our state and region. We've lived in Florida since we retired in 1980. Before that, we lived in Alaska.
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