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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Stovetop Hot Chocolate

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it to the lounge during a long winter to warm their spirits! This economical recipe could easily be warmed and served in a slow cooker. Flavor extracts could be added to the hot chocolate, too. —Mary Nine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Warm-You-Up Hot Chocolate

This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate was originally submitted by Kathy Young of Weatherford, Texas. It's richly flavored and delicately seasoned...


Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...


Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount...


Holiday Hot Drink Mix

This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days. Using strawberry drink mix instead of...

Minty Cocoa Mix

Instead of stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, our home economists add crushed candies right to the mix. It's...


Kahlua Hot Chocolate

When we want a cup of hot chocolate, we prefer homemade over store mixes. A splash of Kahlúa adds a...

Zesty Hot Chocolate

Chili powder gives a subtle spiciness to this chocolate sipper that is sure to warm chilly guests from head to...


Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Vanilla beans and a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico lend a sophisticated flavor to this hot chocolate. With such rich taste,...


Hot Cocoa

WITH the first chill in the air, I begin thinking of hot cocoa. This simple recipe can be stirred up...


Sugar-Free Cocoa Mix with Cinnamon

Here's a delicious winter warmer-upper featuring a tasty blend of cinnamon and cocoa. Louise Clough of West Fork, Arkansas shared...

Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

"I first tasted this warming beverage on a camping trip in the mountains," recalls Ruby Gibson of Newton, North Carolina....


Christmas Cocoa

“A sprinkling of crushed candy cane lends a festive touch to this creamy hot cocoa…or place a chocolate mint candy...


Minty Mocha

“I’ve had this recipe for 25 years and serve it during the holidays, especially Christmas brunch, but it’s great anytime...


Favorite Hot Chocolate

You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this hot chocolate. It's smooth and not too sweet, making...


Mexican Cocoa

The entire family will enjoy this festive drink,” writes Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California. Cinnamon sticks give it a...

Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa

You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or...


Winter’s Warmth Hot Chocolate

I discovered this recipe as a newlywed when I was looking for something to warm us up during the season's...


Spiced Hot Chocolate

When my family needs to warm up on a cold morning or evening, I head to the kitchen to make...


Special Hot Chocolate Treats

Dropping a whipped cream-filled chocolate cup into hot chocolate makes for an extra-special beverage. I make the chocolate cups ahead,...


Haunting Hot Chocolate

I serve mugs of this quick-to-fix hot cocoa outside when the kids in our neighborhood go trick-or-treating for Halloween. It's...


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

More than a hint of cool mint makes this delicious sipper a special switch from traditional hot chocolate. Besides the...


Quick Maple Hot Chocolate

What sweet drink could be more popular when the weather's wintry than hot chocolate? Here, subtle maple flavor turn this...


Dutch Hot Chocolate

When my grandchildren come over, they like to snack on cookies and mugs of this hot chocolate. It has a...

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Creamy Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa made school days memorable for me. Mom had it ready when I came home. It was a special...


Hot Drink Mix

"This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days," says Nancy Zimmerman from Cape May...


Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

I bring this mix along when we travel to enjoy as a bedtime snack in our hotel room. It has...


Mexican Hot Cocoa

—Stella Gilbertson, Northfield, Minnesota


Coconut-Caramel Hot Cocoa

You'll think you're drinking your dessert when you indulge in this homemade hot cocoa. The decadent beverage features rich chocolate,...


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

My mother often had this mix on hand when I was growing up. Now I make this hot cocoa for...