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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    Sock Monkey Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about sock monkey cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic cookies on for size. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa

    Weeknight Goulash

    With this recipe, you can put in a full day’s work, run some errands and still get dinner on the...


    Bee Sting Cake

    This bee sting cake (aka bienenstich) may look daunting, but it's well worth the effort. Take each step at a...


    Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

    My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it...


    Hungarian Treasure (Szekely Gulyas)

    This combination of pork, sauerkraut, sour cream and paprika is heavenly served on buttery egg noodles with or without poppy...

    Grampa’s German-Style Pot Roast

    Grampa was of German heritage and loved the Old-World recipes given to him by his mother. I made a few...


    15 Red Cabbage Recipes You’ll Love

    From Grandma's sweet-and-sour red cabbage to fresh slaws and salads, you might be surprised by how unique red cabbage recipes...

    20 German Christmas Cookies

    Save big bucks on travel by experiencing the flavors of Germany in these German Christmas cookies.


    Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

    Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


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    Pressure-Cooker Sauerbraten

    One of my all-time favorite German dishes is sauerbraten, but I don't love that it normally takes five to 10...


    Stollen Butter Rolls

    Our family enjoys my stollen so much they say it's just too good to be served only as a holiday...

    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...


    Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets

    What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Not much that I can think of. That’s why I put them...


    Hazelnut-Almond Zimtsterne

    These nutty, nicely spiced cutouts dusted with sugar are a German tradition. Serve them with cups of tea or coffee...


    Gone-All-Day Goulash

    With this recipe, you can put in a full day’s work, run some errands and still get dinner on the...


    Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

    Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made...

    Cabbage & Meatballs

    I think the dill pickles are the secret to this simple yet hearty recipe. When our children were small, they...


    Homemade Gingerbread Cake with Orange Sauce

    I drizzle a basic orange sauce over homemade gingerbread for this old-fashioned dessert. Cut just the number of squares needed,...


    Savory Dill and Caraway Scones

    These tender, tasty scones will melt in your mouth. The unique flavors of dill and caraway ensure that you won't...


    German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

    Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm...


    Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

    No more standing and stirring at the stove. This creamy Stroganoff preps in a skillet, then cooks all day while...


    German Almond Cookies

    A dear German lady, who owned several restaurants, was well-known for these soft cookies. I feel honored to have received...


    Sausage Sauerkraut Soup

    I've taken this satisfying soup to church gatherings and family reunions, and it always receives wonderful compliments. Everyone loves it!...


    Raspberry Sachertorte

    It may look like this torte took hours to make, but it has a surprisingly short list of ingredients. A...

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    Sacher Torte Squares

    Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature...


    Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

    To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible....


    Game-Day Brats

    Looking for a twist on the usual tailgate fare? With French dressing and Monterey Jack cheese, these brats kick things...


    Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

    Add a little snow hat (complete with a pompom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy...


    Stollen for a Crowd

    If you’re expecting the whole gang, consider serving this versatile stollen. You can bake it ahead of time and pop...


    Savory Bread

    This savory bread is crisp and golden brown on the outside but moist and tender on the inside. The dill...