Comfort Foods Recipe Roundup

I’m kind of at a loss for words right now. Jeff’s surgery is only two days away and I think he and I are both drained. It seems like a good time to share a roundup of some of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve included many recipes from my blog as well as others, both savory and sweet. All of these recipes sound pretty comforting to me right now. Below the roundup you’ll find a giveaway. I teamed up with some other bloggers to give away prize packages of our favorite things.

Comfort Foods Recipe Roundup

Savory Recipes:

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Cream of Winter Squash Soup with Spicy Candied Pecans
Butternut Lobster Bisque
Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Soup
Buttery Sourdough Buns
Whole Wheat English Muffins
Sweet Potato Bagels
Baked Eggs and Chorizo
Banana Bread Muffins
Blood Orange Curd and Buttermilk Scones
Eggnog Pancakes
Peach Yogurt Muffins
Brown Butter Apple Muffins
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Challah Grilled Cheese with Onion Confit and Balsamic Glaze
Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche
Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash and Bacon
French Onion Soup Macaroni and Cheese
Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo
Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
Slow cooker Meatballs and Marinara

Sweet Recipes:

Apple, Sweet Potato and Bacon Turnovers
Blueberry Buttermilk Cookies
Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Blondies
Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies
Caramel Apple Poundcake
Cardamom Snowdrop Cookies
Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pecan Pie
Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake
Chocolate Malt Truffles
Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Blondies
Eggnog Cookies
Fig Newtons
Irish Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Malted Condensed Milk Ice Cream
Momofuku Milk Bar’s Corn Cookies
Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie
Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes with Orange Curd
Skillet Apple Cobbler

Comfort Foods Recipe Roundup

Savory Recipes:

Taste Love and Nourish – Macaroni Au Four
Noble Pig – Chicken Pot Pie Soup
What Jew Wanna Eat – Matzah Ball Pot Pie
An Edible Mosaic – Creamy Wintertime Tomato Soup
Cravings of a Lunatic – Easy Spicy Lasagna
Shugary Sweets – Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Pastry Chef Online – Mom-Style Macaroni Salad
Diethood – Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Cake Duchess – Pumpkin Lasagna
Buns in my Oven – Chicken and Dumplings
Miss in the Kitchen – Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom Gravy
Kitchen Tested – Pumpkin Grilled Cheese with Apples and Cheddar
What’s Cookin, Chicago – Chicken Noodle Casserole
Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Creamy Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
Jew Hungry – Coconut Milk Southern Fried Chicken
The Tasty Fork – Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy Casserole
The Corner Kitchen – Simple Roast Chicken
Food Ramblings – Chicken and Dumplings
The Little Ferraro Kitchen – Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon
Supper for a Steal – Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Sweet Anna’s – Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Cooking with Jax – Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Like Mother Like Daughter – Crockpot Beef Stew
Alida’s Kitchen – Jalapeno Popper Pasta

Sweet Recipes:

Bakeaholic Mama – Chocolate Cream Pie
Pineapple and Coconut – Boozy Pumpkin Eggnog Pie
Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Busy Day Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting Recipe
Keep It Sweet Desserts – Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake
52 Kitchen Adventures – Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
Vintage Kitchen Notes Cinnamon Rice Pudding
Wonky Wonderful – Honey Ricotta Ice Cream
The Kitchen is my Playground – No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert
Kailleys Kitchen – DunkAroo Cupcakes
Cook Like a Champion – French Onion Soup
Snappy Gourmet – Chocolate Chip Cookies
I Heart Eating – Grandma’s Chocolate Sheet Cake
Cupcake Diaries – Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Life and Kitchen – Warm Buttermilk Custard Apple Pie
Dizzy, Busy and Hungry – Graham Cracker Pancakes With Cinnamon Syrup
Simply Southern Cooking – Buttery Toffee Walnut Cookies

Comfort Foods Recipe Roundup

My Favorite Things Giveaway Package Includes:

  • Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating - This is the book that started me on my food journey. It has fantastic recipes, but it’s mostly an encyclopedia of top quality ingredients. Learn about balsamic vinegars, olive oil, bread, cheese, rice. Read about their regions, how they’re made, which brands to buy. My description cannot properly do this book justice.
  • Valrhona Chocolate Cocoa Powder – This is the cocoa powder used by professional bakeries and restaurants. The stuff available at the grocery store doesn’t hold a candle to Valrhona. Use this cocoa powder to create rich, velvety chocolate desserts that are a deep, dark brown color.
  • Rubbermaid Commercial High Heat Spatula – I never use wooden spoons. These are by far the best spatulas you will ever use. They’re resistant to high heat which means you can use them right over the stovetop.
  • OXO Good Grips 9-Inch Locking Tongs with Nylon Heads -  I use these constantly. They’re my second pair of hands in the kitchen.
  • Kyocera Y Peeler – Ceramic peelers are amazing. They will always stay as sharp as they day you buy them. This is the only peeler I use.


Comfort Foods Recipe Roundup

Please visit the other bloggers in Our Favorite Things Holiday Blog Hop. Each is giving away a fun, unique prize package.

Bakeaholic Mama
Foodness Gracious
The Beeroness
Pineapple and Coconut
The Lemon Bowl
Big Bear’s Wife
Dine and Dish
Fabtastic Eats
Nutmeg Nanny
Rachel Cooks
What’s Megan Making

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway

  2. Love this round up! So many fabulous dishes to make this season when food is such a comfort. Thank you for including my cake!
    Great giveaway! I would love to try the Valrhona cocoa powder!

  3. Hi. I found your website via What Megan’s Making’s blog. Can’t wait to try your recipes.

  4. I need to get my hands on a copy of that book!

  5. I would love to have these items for Christmas baking and cooking.

  6. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. The Irish Cream White Chocolate cookies sound sooo delicious! Thanks for the roundup and awesome giveaway.

  7. Hi Jen! Thanks for including me in your roundup!!! I’ll be keeping your husband in my thoughts and prayers this week as well!

  8. marsha haysman says:

    would love these items for my kitchen and cooking.

  9. Becca Entenberg says:

    Ooh I want this!

  10. Oh my gosh, that cocoa powder. That. Cocoa. Powder.

  11. I’m most excited about the book!

  12. The Valrhona Cocoa sounds exquisite, its got me thinking about my favorite brownies!

  13. christina says:

    this looks great!

  14. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Thanks for including my lasagna, Jen! This is a delicious roundup. I’m keeping Jeff in my prayers…

  15. Joni Owada says:

    I would love to try the high heat spatula

  16. I have always wanted to try that brand of cocoa.

  17. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  18. Yay for a giveaway! I love how every one of these items is an essential that I could see myself getting so much mileage out of. (And yep, definitely consider cocoa powder an essential!)

  19. Best wishes to your husband — and to you. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  20. Sending you and Jeff good thoughts for his surgery.

  21. Great Giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Caitlin Scott says:

    I love this giveaway! Thank you!

  23. I’m loving that cocoa! I would love to win!!

  24. I love Zingerman’s!

  25. Michelle Dare... says:

    How did I not know they make ceramic peelers?! My peelers, I have two of them, are extremely dull. You are offering a fun little pack of goodies. B.t.w., I am still drooling over that chocolate cake image on the top of this page.

  26. Can’t wait to try some of these!

  27. I somehow missed that Jeff is having surgery! I do hope his recovery time it quick–I know how stressful that can be. Please take care, both of you.

  28. Love this giveaway!

  29. Margaret D says:

    Great giveaway. I am interested in the cocoa powder.

  30. Please take care of yourself so you can help take care of your husband.

    I’d love to try the cocoa powder.

  31. Jennifer C. says:

    That cocoa powder looks great

  32. ooooh! I love your basket!

  33. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  35. Would love to add these to my collection!!

  36. I love a good giveaway. Thanks!

  37. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never seen that cocoa powder before, but I have to imagine it’s beyond tasty.

  38. Would love to win that cocoa powder!

  39. i would love to try that cocoa powder.

  40. Good tongs are priceless!

  41. Urban Wife says:

    I would love those OXO tongs!

  42. this is a great giveaway.

  43. The tongs and peeler are wonderful!

  44. So excited about this giveaway! That book looks awesome (as does everything else!)

  45. Thanks for being part of the giveaway! How wonderful this whole thing is!

  46. great items! I really want to try out that cocoa powder!

  47. Alexis k. says:

    great choices! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Kim Henrichs says:

    Ooh, lovely set of goodies! Valrhona is the BEST!

  49. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  50. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. This is a great giveaway.

  53. great contest–

  54. Found out about the giveaway from What Megan’s Making – like what I see on your blog – excited to subscribe.:)

  55. I hope your husband’s surgery goes well! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  56. I love your favorite items! Thank you for the giveaway!

  57. very cool favorite things i am addicted to kitchen gadgets

  58. This give idea is a fabulous idea, thanks!!

  59. Sarah Neher says:

    I just love all of your recipes!

  60. That layer cake is so gorgeous! And thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  61. What great items!

  62. I love these “blog hopping” giveaways. They take to me to new places and people.

  63. Great items!! Thanks for being a part of this!

  64. Thanks for sharing your favorite things.

  65. Ceramic peelers? Great idea! I’m praying all goes well with Jeff’s surgery.

  66. Would love to get me some of that Valrhona cocoa pwder.

  67. Love all the things in your giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  68. Christine says:

    I’m simple, I love the spatula!

  69. Rita Pirkey says:

    Looks amazing!

  70. Kindra R. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Hope surgery goes well. *good thoughts*

  71. I’ll send lots of positive energy your way on Tuesday. xo

    Great giveaway items! Zingerman’s is just an hour away from where I live – if only it could be my second home! :D

  72. thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Allison Rogers Furbish says:

    What a great recipe roundup! Can’t wait to try many.

  74. Nicole S. says:

    What great giveaways, particularly for the holiday time!

  75. Sara Wagner says:

    I love your favorite things giveaway basket.

  76. claudia ellis says:

    Thanks for this awesome blog-hop giveaway!

  77. Thanks for the giveaway

  78. Wishing your husband a quick & easy recovery!!

  79. You included some really cool items. I personally am also not a fan of wooden spoons! I’ve never tried a ceramic peeler so that sounds neat. Also gotta love Zingermans, being from Michigan :)

  80. good choices for fave things

  81. Very interested in this book you’re giving away. I may have to check it out.

  82. Christine P says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would love that high heat spatula especially!

  83. Great selection of prizes! I can see why each of these is a favorite. Thank you!

  84. sylvia waters says:

    Love kitchen stuff, thank you!

  85. Love the great giveaway!

  86. This is a wonderful collection – thank you so much for arranging it for us!!

  87. All of the items look like something I’d love to have

  88. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope the surgery goes well!

  89. Michelle B says:

    The valrhona chocolate is the best! And haven’t seen that book – will check it out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Porsche Adamas says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  91. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I’d love to try that cocoa powder–thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Pam Gurganus says:

    This is an awesome giveaway opportunity! Thank you and best wishes to all those entering! Happy holidays all!

  94. Nice giveaway set! I could def use the new tongs!! =)

  95. How marvelous; I’ll bet I could make an amzing icing with that cocoa powder.

  96. Its all about the tongs!

  97. Great list of favorite things!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  98. Debbie Bray says:

    love your recipes

  99. Ellen Moore says:

    I thought I already used the best cocoa powder, but I will take your word that the one in the giveaway is indeed the very best. I look forward to trying it, whether I win or not! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  100. Ellen Moore says:

    I just reread your post about your husband’s surgery. I think baking muffins at a time like impending surgery is a wise thing to do. It keeps you busy and both of you will think of other things and less hectic days. Good job!

  101. Tina Ward says:

    I would love to try the Valrhona Chocolate!

  102. Best wishes to you and Jeff. You are in our thoughts.

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  103. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would love to have the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating.

  104. OMG, your chicken noodle soup looks and sounds delicious

  105. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    What a nice giveaway! Ahhh…comfort foods. My grandmother’s response to most trouble in someone’s life was to cook something and take it over. She’d say, “well, they just don’t need to cook right now, and something to eat will help them think better.”

  106. Great roundup. Been looking for quality cocoa powder.

  107. The giveaway is fantastic! I love the tool selection. OXO rocks.

  108. Heather B says:

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to try the cocoa.

  109. Love the Craft Beer cookbook!

  110. thanks for the chance to win some great items.

  111. I use Valrhona cocoa and love it! I buy it at chocosphere – a fantastic site for chocolate fans.

  112. I made your chocolate expresso layer cake a couple months ago – it was delicious!

  113. I’d love to try that cocoa powder!

  114. Thanks for awesome giveaway..

  115. Alicia J. says:

    Cool stuff.

  116. I could use a good pair of tongs! :)

  117. Alicia J. says:
  118. nice spatula!

  119. Mary Cinar says:

    This cooking book has been added to my Christmas wish list ;)

  120. I like your fav things!

  121. Would love to win this stuff!

  122. Thanks for the opportunity! I’d love to try the ceramic peeler & the chocolate! :)

  123. Love this giveaway!
    Hope all goes well with the surgery.

  124. I would so love to have the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating :-)

  125. what an amazing roundup! good luck on the surgery! <3

  126. This a great combo, thanks for the opportunity to win it !

  127. Hope the surgery goes smoothly!

  128. I would love to win this!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. Happy Holidays! :)

  130. Great ideas on your giveaway! Would love to try that cookbook

  131. Love Chocolate!

  132. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the cacao powder.

  133. I’ve always wanted to try something from Zingerman’s!

  134. Love this huge list of comfort food goodies. And would love to win this giveaway

  135. Awesome giveaway! And I already pinned several of the recipes.

  136. Great giveaway!!

  137. Marilyn Tucker says:

    I need new tongs! Love the rest of the giveaway too! Thanks!

  138. would love to win something

  139. neat stuff!

  140. Thank you for all the wonderful baking suggestions!

  141. Love the giveaway!

  142. that cocoa looks fantastic!

  143. Hi Jen,
    I hope he feels better soon, sending hugs and positive vibes your way!

  144. YUM YUM and YUM! These all look perfect! LOVE it! I love all these things you are giving away too! YAY!

  145. Dee Fedor says:

    We LOVE Zingerman’s! About a 2 hr drive, but so yummy!

  146. Looks like an awesome giveaway!

  147. Love, love, love. I need to have that book!

  148. I can’t believe you are still blogging with so much going on in your life. I will keep both you and Jeff in my thoughts and prayers. Love your site. Thanks.

  149. This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. It all looks delicious!

  150. Melissa Kramer says:

    Love your recipes! Yummy :)

  151. Jessie C. says:

    LOVE Valrhona Chocolate Cocoa Powder !

  152. Hope all goes well with your husband’s surgery! Good thing you have an amazing repertoire of comfort foods up your sleeve.

  153. ashley - baker by nature says:

    Lady, I don’t know how you do all of this amazing blog stuff and keep up with life! You rock. Sending so much <3 your way.

  154. Hope everything goes well with the surgery. Thinking of you!

  155. I wish I could eat comfort food all the time! Who am I kidding? I do!

  156. The Valrhona chocolate would be fantastic to have!

  157. I love giveaways!! Thanks so much for doing it!

  158. You have awesome favorite things :)

  159. Jessica Z says:

    the book looks amazing!

  160. Fun giveaway!

  161. I commented on another post./#comment-17572

  162. LINDA PARKS says:

    OMG…I want the Cocoa Powder

  163. I’ve always wanted to visit Zingerman’s Deli since I live in Michigan and have heard from EVERYONE how amazing it is! I can only imagine how awesome that book is :)

  164. mmm mm chocolate :)

  165. Dannielle T. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your favorite things!

  166. thank you!

  167. Always wanted to try the Valrhona. Great choices.

  168. Best wishes for your husband’s surgery. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this roundup of recipes together and for including me.

  169. sending warm wishes for a successful surgery and fast recovery

  170. This is an awesome giveaway! That book sounds great!

  171. Thank you so much for the giveaway! The Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating looks really neat!!

  172. Dolly Votruba says:

    All of the prizes are fabulous! Good luck and God Bless you and your husband.

  173. Gina Guthrie says:

    Best chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway.

  174. I’m so glad I stumbled on your website. All your recipes look delicious. Thanks for the give away.

  175. What a great giveaway, love your favorite things!

  176. I’d love to make some hot cocoa with that cocoa powder :)

  177. Nice set of favorite things.

  178. I love your roundup of recipes; I see several I can’t wait to try!

  179. This is so nice! Thanks for the chance.

  180. So many great things in your giveaway package. I would love to try the Valrhona Cocoa Powder.

  181. Thank you for the giveaway!I love all of these prizes.I could really use the high heat spatula.

  182. AmAZING giveaway!! Would love to win some of this!!

  183. kathy pilato says:

    oh, my. not only are the recipes awesome but the photography. Kudos!

  184. I would love to have that cocoa powder.

  185. What a great giveaway! Love your recipes and reference them often.

  186. Cherylin B says:

    Love your recipes and will enjoy going through your roundup!

  187. Christina says:

    I would love to cook with that cocoa powder.

  188. Nice selection of favorite things! Valhrona is great cocoa! Love OXO products, too!

  189. Valerie N. says:

    That cocoa powder looks like it would make some divine brownies.

  190. Love these. Good cocoa, mmm…

  191. Great basket! Loving the comfort food recipes too!

  192. Stephanie M. says:

    I can’t wait to try some of your comfort food recipes!

  193. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  194. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  195. Thank you guys for doing this giveaway. It’s been fun to go to each blog to see what they are giving away and to find some great recipes to try!

  196. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  197. Love the ceramic peeler!

  198. so many great things!

  199. The cocoa looks amazing

  200. i would love to love your favorite things!!

  201. A ceramic peeler sounds great

  202. Thanks for the chance to win!

  203. Thanks so much! We have a lot of favorite things in common!

  204. Love your blog – thanks for the great giveaway!

  205. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  206. Looking for some new utensils and the peeler and tongs would be awesome!

  207. I found your blog via this giveaway – can’t wait to look around some more!

  208. lisabella says:

    I just got the Zingerman’s catalog in the mail and I’m dying to go there now!

  209. love the roundup! I need to pin all of them:) Great giveaway. Now if only I could ever win one:))

  210. Oh my goodness- I would love to try all these things

  211. Elizabeth says:

    What a great giveaway! I love your recipes and your photography is always amazing!

  212. mary fanara coleman says:

    Wow what great baking goodies.

  213. Natalie S says:

    Love this giveaway!

  214. Omg, the things I’d do with that cocoa

  215. Thanks for this give away, I would love to win the goods you’ve chosen!

  216. Thanks for the giveaway. How fun! Happy Holidays :)

  217. love the recipes featured here! thanks for participating in the giveaway.. that’s how i found your site! I look forward to exploring it and learning from you!

  218. You have some great recipes!! I love your emails!

  219. The cocoa looks amazing!

  220. That is the best cocoa powder! One of my go-to choices.

  221. What an amazing giveaway! Thanks!

  222. Denese Ogles says:

    Eating, of course–the reason for all that cooking I do.

  223. great giveaway!

  224. What a fantastic giveaway! I am most excited about Zingerman’s guide to good eating. What a great reference book!

  225. Karen Lynch says:

    Great Giveaway, I’m going to check into that cocoa.

  226. I would love to see what things I could create using the Valrhona Cocoa!

  227. Meghan Finley says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  228. I have the same tongs, and I just used them tonight! They’re AWESOME!

  229. Great giveaway!! Thank you.

  230. Valrhona…drooool.

  231. Kate Davis says:

    great items! thanks for sharing!

  232. Maggie Drake says:

    Would love to have each of them…and for gifts. Merry Christmas one and all.

  233. That vegetable peeler sounds pretty awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  234. Lindsay Jenkins says:

    what a great giveaway!!!! you rock!

  235. Thanks for the giveaway! Everything looks high quality! That’s important nowadays.

  236. Mickey Louth says:

    Looking forward to testing some of your recipes…I’m in a rut lately. 2014 I promise to be adventuous in my cooking!


  238. that cake is just calling me!!!

  239. Thank You for the Chance!! Great Prizes.

  240. Nicole Fisher says:

    I’m a foodie & chef love any kitchen items :)

  241. faleen fedol says:

    We all have our favorite kitchen gadgets and i do love all of mine…however, believe it or not, the one that gets the most use is an old paring knife that i have had and loved for over 45 years…it is not an expensive one as many of my knives are, and it certainly looks well used…but i love it.

  242. I’m going through cocoa like mad already and would love to try this one! That peeler ….hmm ….I think I need one!

  243. That book sounds amazing and so does the cocoa powder… mmmmm

  244. This is my first time visiting your blog and I already found recipes that I want to try. You have some great things in your giveaway, especially the book.

  245. I’ve never run across the ceramic peelers before. I’ll have to keep an eye out for those (unless I win of course). Would also love to check out the book and play with that cocoa! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  246. ALL of these items are awesome. I’d love any one of them!!

  247. Love your items – the cocoa powder sounds amazing!

  248. Jessica Williams says:

    Thank you the giveaway. The book sounds awesome and I HAVE to find that cocoa powder!

  249. This is some neat stuff! I would love to try out that cocoa powder in my recipes!

  250. Love the high heat spatula! :)

  251. This collection of recipes looks amazing, as does the giveaway! I also love seeing your Facebook posts, and how you link to the recipes :)

  252. numra asif says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  253. numra asif says:

    I like the coca powder. Thanks for putting them up.

  254. lena jones says:

    I love the idea of the coobook! Also, the ceramic peeler sounds amazing because I love my ceramic knives. The cocoa powder would be put to the most excellent use!!!

  255. Cindy Merrill says:

    Desperately need the vegetable peeler.

  256. Susan Christy says:

    I would like to bake with some GOOD cocoa powder.

  257. What a great giveaway! Thanks. It’s going to take me a while to get through your list of recipes :)

  258. I’d love to try that high-quality cocoa powder!

  259. Thanks for the great giveaway

  260. Great post.

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