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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Russian Potato Salad

This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it for me when I was a teen. We made this every Easter, or for any event where family and friends gathered together. —Gala McGaughey, Berryville, Virginia

Roast Pork Paprikash

"My Ukrainian great-grandmother made something similar to this roast when I was young," recalls Michelle Nichol of Bedford, Nova Scotia....


Barley Risotto and Beef Stroganoff

I miss my Russian grandma's barley porridge and beef Stroganoff, so I combined the two dishes. Cook the barley using...


Old-World Dark Bread

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to re-create a wonderful Russian bread I enjoyed as a child....


Au Gratin Cabbage

MY HERITAGE is Russian, and I have always loved cabbage. My husband didn't like it at all - until I...

Russian Borscht Soup

With beets, carrots, cabbage and tomatoes, this Russian borscht soup recipe is great for gardeners like myself. Not only is...


Homemade Matzo Ball Soup

My mother is of Russian descent and would make this for Friday night dinner while I was growing up. It's...

Nebraska’s Stuffed Beef Sandwiches

When I moved to Nebraska, I discovered many ethnic foods that I had never heard of before. A friend introduced...


Pine Nut Snowballs

My great aunt Commie’s Russian tea cakes, along with pine nuts and amaretto, inspired this recipe. —Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New...


Makeover Beef Stroganoff

I trimmed the calories, fat and sodium in a classic stroganoff, and my comfy, cozy version still tastes like a...


Russian Krendl Bread

While dinning with a Russian immigrant family, I jumped at the chance to add this wonderful bread they served to...

Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches

For an American take on classic Russian comfort food, we turn beef Stroganoff into a sandwich. It comes together fast,...


Prime Rib with Fresh Herb Sauce

Nothing says “special occasion” like a perfectly seasoned prime rib. Savory, succulent, tender, it’s the perfect choice when you want...