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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    Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

    This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or milk. —Monica Schnapp, Irvine, California

    Hanukkah Cookies

    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


    Potato Latke Funnel Cakes

    This savory funnel cake incorporates mashed potatoes and ranch seasoning into the dough. It's delicious. Just try it and you’ll...


    Knish

    Knish is a classic Jewish comfort food. Sometimes I make tiny appetizer ones, which are a little more like a...


    Matzo Ball Soup

    This traditional matzo ball soup recipe is worth the extra effort. If you prefer, you can add egg noodles instead...

    Passover Rainbow Cookies

    The name "rainbow cookies" is actually a bit of a misnomer for these classic New York treats. To make the...


    Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

    The keys to this amazing chicken matzo ball soup are slow-cooking it and using boxed matzo ball mix. Some people...

    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Ratatouille Quiche

    No one refuses to eat their vegetables when you serve this colorful quiche. My family loves the rich flavors that...


    Rugelach with a Twist

    Once I read about making rugelach with ice cream, there was no stopping me! My family loved these flaky cookies...


    Makeover Noodle Kugel

    We think you'll feel good about serving this fabulous brunch dish, now that it's lower in saturated fat and cholesterol....

    Raspberry Chocolate Rugelach

    Since we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, these cookies were always on the menu. The cookies can be covered and...


    Tzimmes

    I found this tzimmes recipe a long time ago. It has become our traditional side dish for every holiday feast...


    Honey-Nut Swirls

    Puff pastry creates a quick and easy "dough" for pretty pinwheel-type cookies featuring two types of nuts. The flaky treats...


    Grandma’s Raspberry Rugelach

    I remember sitting on my great-grandmother's couch with a pad and pen in hand as she told me each ingredient...


    Holiday Honey Cake

    Thirty-five years ago, I gave a friend of mine a platter of my assorted home-baked Christmas cookies. The next day,...

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    Rugelach

    The crisp texture of these crescent-shaped cookies makes them a terrific treat to serve alongside a steaming mug of hot...


    Savory Leek Soup

    There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.


    Hearty Beef Barley Soup

    My entire family just loves this delicious and comforting soup. Loaded with chunks of tender beef, the rich broth also...


    Potato Leek Skillet

    Before sampling this recipe from a neighbor, I never had eaten leeks. I've since fallen in love with their mellow,...


    Potato and Bacon Leek Soup

    "I always like to try new and different things," says Terri Day of Rochester, Washington. "So I added a package...


    Asparagus Leek Chowder

    To us, asparagus is the taste of spring, so we enjoy it in as many meals as we can. When...


    Challah

    Eggs lend to the richness of this traditional challah bread recipe. The attractive golden color and delicious flavor make it...


    Glazed Lebkuchen

    Honey and spices give great flavor to these cake-like bars topped with a thin sugar glaze. They're especially popular around...

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    Pear Crescent Cookies

    "I first made these crescent-shaped cream cheese cookies—traditionally called 'rugalach'—for my Jewish son-in-law," says Carolyn Hayes of Marion, Illinois. "We...


    Creamy Leek Soup with Brie

    Bits of Brie add something special to this soup from our home economists. Soup is a satisfying addition to a...


    Parmesan Onion Rye

    I've been making my own bread for more than 29 years. The addition of poppy seeds and Parmesan cheese makes...


    Creamy Leek Soup

    A pressure cooker makes quick work of prep time for this rich soup. Garnish with bacon bits or fresh-picked snippets...


    Mini Challah

    There's nothing like the aroma of bread baking to warm heart and home. Served fresh from the oven or given...


    Cranberry Rugelach

    These traditional Polish treats will keep for a long time in an airtight container. One year, I sent a batch...