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Updated on November 18, 2014
Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again
Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again | Source

Your Comfort Food Recipe and Cookbook Resource

Comfort food is food that just makes you FEEL good. It is usually inexpensive, uncomplicated and easy to prepare.

Come with me on my journey as I visit some amazing comfort food recipes and resources. I am sure you will find something on this page that fits YOUR definition of comfort food. You'll also find a good definition of comfort food, an interesting list of the top 25 American comfort foods and a great selection of comforting cookbooks.

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Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals
Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals | Source

Jamie's Food Revolution Cookbook

Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals in which Jamie Oliver shares many comfort food recipes!

What Is Comfort Food?


"Food is the most primitive form of comfort."

-Sheilah Graham

Wikipedia says, "Comfort foods are familiar, simple foods that are usually home-cooked or eaten at informal restaurants. They are foods that are often emotionally significant to a person or group of people and are sometimes related to pleasant memories of childhood."

I'd say that is pretty much how I think of comfort foods and the acceptance of this definition, of course, means that the food I consider comfort food may be completely or slightly different than what you consider comfort food. Comfort food is going to be dependent on many factors including geographic location and demographic position. For instance, people in the south might consider GRITS to be comfort food while I shudder at the thought...but purely out of ignorance because I really don't know what grits are and I definitely wouldn't want to put them in the same sentence as the words comfort food!

Comfort Foods Made Healthy
Comfort Foods Made Healthy | Source

Eating Well: Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Eating Well: Comfort Foods Made Healthy Cookbook - A best-selling cookbook by Jessie Price and the editors at Eating Well.

The 25 Top American Comfort Foods

About.com did a survey of their readers about their favorite comfort foods. The following were the results, Top 25 Comfort Foods and Recipes. For the purposes of this page, this is a starting point. Of course, there are going to be numerous other comfort foods. As you'll note, Joan and Dianne, Susan, GRITS are not found on this list.

  • Apple Pie
  • Baked Beans
  • Banana Pudding
  • Beef Stew
  • Brisket Pot Roast
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken Soup
  • Chili
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gelatin
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Hot Dogs
  • Ice Cream
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Meatloaf
  • Potato Salad
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Shepherd's Pie
  • Spaghetti
  • Tomato Soup
  • Tuna Casserole

Comfort food is a way to reward oneself.

300 Comfort Food Recipes
300 Comfort Food Recipes | Source

Comfort Food in Canada

Naturally, comfort food in Canada is sometimes similar to comfort food in the United States. However, there are some items that are truly Canadian comfort food. Think of poutine and beaver tails, macaroni and cheese with Kraft Dinner being the popular boxed variety, tourtiere and mashed potatoes. Then there are, of course, Tim Horton's donuts!

Comfort Food in the United States

Comfort food in the United States can include foods like chocolate cake, meatloaf, fluffernutters, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes or twice-baked potatoes, applesauce, fried chicken, chicken soup, pizza, peanut butter, ice cream, bacon, chicken and dumplings, eggs, and hash browns, tomato soup & grilled cheese, buffalo wings, nachos, beets, and potato skins.

300 Best Comfort Food Recipes

300 Best Comfort Food Recipes Cookbook - Another top-rated comfort food cookbook, this one by Johanna Burkhard.

Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food Cookbook
Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food Cookbook | Source

Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food

Another top-rated cookbook, this one by Susan McEwen McIntosh.

Okay, I'll admit to hardly knowing what Grits are and being 'scared' at the idea of trying them. But this book indicates that grits are comfort food so I'll include this here for my American friends, particularly Joan4 and Stargazer00, Susan52 with whom I have discussed grits.

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