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What is YOUR Comfort Food?

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” – Sheila Graham

The world has been mean to you and a tasty treat is needed to melt it all away.  Or perhaps, you are stressing out trying to squeeze in the last few weeks of summer, or working on book reports that are due on the first day of school.  I am a big fan of sweets and when it has been that kind of day… donuts are usually the ones that are calling my name.  However, lately salsa chips with melted shredded cheese and a bit of sour cream have also satisfied my “mmmm, mmm, now I feel better” button.  Out of curiosity, I did a mini survey wondering about this question and got the following replies:

  • Oreos and a glass of milk
  • Coffee and a piece of cherry pie
  • Cheddarwurst (bratwurst oozing with cheese)
  • Cup of coffee and chocolate ice cream
  • Tomato soup with cheez-its
  • Chipolte burrito
  • Vanilla Wafers

Another creative thought one of my surveyors posed was – “seasonal” go-to foods.  In the summer you may crave one thing, yet in the winter something completely different might cover your comfort food desires.   Interesting, right?  Well, maybe to the food lovers like me and the cooks and cookettes of the world 😉

At any rate, I grabbed a few books to check out and thought perhaps you’d want to look and see what cool treats you could whip up to discover your favorite comfort food or snack!  Talk to y’all later, I’m heading to the kitchen… hmm, what do we have here….

Teens Cook by Megan & Jill Carle

Totally simple and easy receipes for the perfect comfort snackish heart!  Takes items floating around your kitchen and made into something that will satisfy a bad day!

Eat This Not That! by David Zinczenko

Great tips for places to check out and others to avoid, especially when you are looking for a quick fix!  Also gives you the inside scoop on calories, facts, and great pictures to make your mouth water!

Teens Cook Dessert by Megan & Jill Carle

Desserts! Really, does anything else need to be said?  Totally a sweet tooth eater, this book is calling my name!  Has tons of great, super easy cooking directions (perfect for non-bakers like me), and yummy pictures!

Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival by Lisa Lillien

This is a definitely help if you are the food-shopper in the family.  However, even if you are not, this book gives you great “foods for thought” on how to use different ingredients, serving sizes, quick snack ideas, and a heads-up on facts you might otherwise miss!

Gluten-Free Made Simple by Carol Dahlstrom, Elizabeth Burnley, & Marcia Schultz

Even if you are not allergic to gluten – this book is loaded with delicious photos of the greatest looking foods that could fix any bad day!  Not only is it a healthy way to go, it is so very tasty!

-Colleen (CLP Woods Run)

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