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

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Chocolate Beet Cake

The first time I baked this cake, my son loved its moistness, and he couldn't taste the beets.—Peggy Van Arsdale,...


Golden Beet and Peach Soup with Tarragon

One summer we had a bumper crop of peaches from our two trees, so I had fun experimenting with different...


Polish Beet Cake

I MAKE this cake a lot because everyone loves it. It’s a hit for all occasions. The secret is not...


Red Flannel Stew

When I was child, every Saturday night was "red flannel night." Grandpa and I wore our red flannel underwear to...

Honey Beet Bread

If you have any leftover from dinner, you'll find this savory bread makes great sandwiches, too.


Beet Cake

I found this recipe handwritten in my grandmother's well-worn cookbook. I've made it many times, and my four grandchildren love...

Hearty Ham Borscht

I like to keep a big pot of this borscht simmering on the stove during busy times on the farm....


Borscht Soup

After a busy day, I like to unwind by creating something delicious for dinner. This recipe proves great meals can...


Russian Borscht Soup

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


Grilled Pizza with Greens & Tomatoes

This smoky grilled pizza scores big with me for two reasons. It encourages my husband and son to eat greens,...

Beet Borscht

My mother used to make this hearty soup from her garden's bountiful crop of beets and other vegetables. —Ruth Andrewson,...