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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Poached Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Here's a simple dinner you can enjoy any day of the week. The dill sauce adds a refreshing tang to the sturdy fish. Serve the dish with a green salad and steamed seasonal vegetables such as asparagus. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

This is the perfect starter for a summer dinner or a lunch meal. It's cool and tangy with a whole...


Summer Garden Couscous Salad

This couscous salad makes the most of summer's bounty. I used to prepare it with a mayonnaise dressing, but lightened...


Zesty Gazpacho

When I have a taste for something different, or something with a “zip,” this soup always hits the spot.


Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai...

Shiitake-Chicken Sliders

My husband and I love Asian cuisine. One of our favorite things to order at a Thai restaurant is chicken...


Pita Burgers

I serve this tasty variation on the traditional hamburger at backyard get-togethers. Similar to Greek gyros, the herbed ground beef...

Dagwood Burgers

You definitely need a knife and fork to dig into these piled-high burgers. They make a tasty luncheon meal. -...


Cucumber Soup

In Baltimore, Maryland, Beverly Sprague dresses up this milk soup with a colorful selection of savory garnishes. A topping of...


Steaks with Cucumber Sauce

This recipe combines some of my family's favorite flavors. The tender steaks, marinated with teriyaki sauce, are accompanied by a...


Spanish Gazpacho

There’s a bounty of vegetables in this tantalizing chilled soup. Its refreshing flavor makes it an ideal addition to summer...

Grilled Chicken Cucumber Salad

“I often increase this quick and light yet nourishing grilled salad to serve company,” notes Patricia Vatta of Norwood, Ontario....


Feta Salmon Salad

My son David always ordered the satisfying salmon sandwich at a local pub. In trying to replicate it, he came...


Cold Cucumber Soup

I love trying to duplicate restaurant dishes at home. Friends and family tell me they like the results!


Chilled Cucumber Soup

"This is a wonderful way to use up all those cucumbers that seem to be ready at the same time,"...


Cucumber Potato Salad

WHEN my husband had heart surgery, I had to look for recipes that were nutritious yet tasty.
With just...

Cucumber Pan Rolls

When I have plenty of garden-fresh cucumbers, I bake up these delicately flavored rolls often. —Dorothy Showalter, Broadway, Virginia.


Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint & Feta

Using couscous instead of bulgur for tabbouleh really speeds up the process of making this colorful salad. Other quick-cooking grains,...


Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

Lime with ginger is a favorite flavor combo for me, especially with grilled salmon. So good. Even with the cucumber...


Brown Sugar Salmon with Strawberries

I first tasted strawberries and cucumber together when living in the UK; now they make a delicious relish for salmon....


Cool Cucumber Chicken

My husband really likes chicken, so when I need a delicious dish for a picnic, this is what I make....


Gazpacho

This gazpacho recipe comes in handy for luncheons in summer since it's so colorful and refreshing. I prepare it a...


Potato Cucumber Soup

During the Depression we could buy a wheat sack full of fresh vegetables for 50¢. It was a "you-dig", "you-sack"...


Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

I created this impressive light side dish for my vegetarian friends. It’s easy, fast and a standout recipe for company....

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Grilled Mango & Avocado Salad

Its so light, delicious, easy to make, and not to mention healthy! Mango and Avocado is simply the best combination...


Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

To keep our kitchen cool, we grill chicken outdoors and serve it with a minty peach salsa that can easily...


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Chili-Rubbed Steak & Bread Salad

We love skirt steak in our house. To make it a meal, I created a ranch-inspired bread salad with the...


So-Easy Gazpacho

My daughter got this recipe from a college friend and shared it with me. Now I serve it often as...


German Cucumber Salad

This recipe came from a friend who ran his own inn in Germany. It's a very cool, light salad with...


Cucumber Potato Soup

Served hot or cold, this soup never fails to delight the taste buds! It's simple to make, has a nice...