Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

    My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional Turkish appetizer) into these lentil burgers. For a spicier burger, you can add hot chili powder or crushed red chili peppers. —Sheila Joan Suhan, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

    Feta-Stuffed Kibbeh with Harissa

    There are countless versions of kibbeh recipes throughout the Middle East. This is our adaptation of this delicious dish. You...


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    Beef Suya

    3 reviews

    My Nigerian brother-in-law introduced me to beef suya, a very spicy street food that's popular in western Africa. I was...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...


    Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

    When I'm invited to a potluck, I easily double or triple this healthy vegetarian recipe to treat the crowd to...

    Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

    While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...


    Lamb and White Bean Chili

    I created a fresh take on chili using lamb and Moroccan seasoning with a feta and almond garnish. It was...

    Baklava Rounds

    In need of a sweet treat that I could prepare ahead and freeze, I streamlined and modified a recipe that...


    Moroccan Beef & Apple Stew

    I like to cook various dishes from around the world, so when I found a recipe for Moroccan tagine, I...


    Moroccan Beef Kabobs

    2 reviews

    My grandmother's homemade marinade adds tang and tenderness to these beefy kabobs. Her blend of herbs and spices punches up...


    Marrakesh Chicken & Couscous

    I love transforming boxed grains into dishes like this couscous worthy of Morocco. All it took was a little chicken,...

    Tangerine Chicken Tagine

    My family and friends love foods from around the world, especially Moroccan entrees, so I created this flavorful dish. Cooking...


    Moroccan Cauliflower and Almond Soup

    This soup tastes rich and decadent but is really very healthy! Bonus—it is vegan and also makes your house smell...


    Mini Baklava

    Baklava has amazing memories for me: My best friend made it for my bridal and baby showers. And then, she...


    Moroccan Stew

    Fragrant cinnamon, cumin and coriander give this hearty meatless medley from Rita Reinke of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin its exotic Moroccan flavor.


    Beef Kabob Spinach Salad

    I found this easy recipe many years ago, and we never grow tired of it. I like to serve this...

    Plantain Fritters

    These golden brown plantain fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45...


    Peanutty Chicken Soup

    Creamy peanut butter and pureed tomatoes flavor the tender chicken in this unusual soup. I got the recipe from my...


    Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

    I love baklava but rarely indulge because it takes so much time to make. Then a friend of mine gave...


    Baklava Tartlets

    Want a quick treat that's delicious and easy to make? These tartlets will do the trick. You can serve them...


    Baklava Cheesecake Tarts

    I love the sticky honey syrup, spices, nuts and crispy phyllo of homemade baklava but don’t want the fuss of...


    Moroccan Apple Beef Stew

    I love the mix of sweet and savory flavors in this stew. It's the perfect blend of adventurous and comforting,...


    Moroccan Chickpea Stew

    This spicy stew was the main dish at our family's Christmas Eve dinner. The guests, including three vegetarians, were thrilled...


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    Double Nut Baklava

    It may take some time to make this rich, buttery treat, but it's well worth the effort! The blend of...

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    Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

    This fragrant, spicy chickpea stew can be served over couscous or with warm pita bread. Try topping this Moroccan dish...


    Moroccan Vegetable Chicken Tagine

    Take a trip to Morocco with this rich, exotic dish. A tagine is a North African slow-cooked stew named after...


    Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint & Feta

    Using couscous instead of bulgur for tabbouleh really speeds up the process of making this colorful salad. Other quick-cooking grains,...


    Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

    An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


    Moroccan Spiced Fruit & Nut Bread

    Red pepper flakes combined with the cinnamon and allspice give each slice of this bread a subtle hint of warmth....


    Baklava Cheesecake

    With sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, my unique baklava cheesecake makes a grand display for office parties and other special...