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Speaking My Mind

by in Jan 2009
Speaking My Mind
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Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps suggests these — meatloaf, chicken and rice, pancakes, and macaroni and cheese.

Tell us yours in the comment box below. Everyone can use a little comfort!

Updated Friday, December 19th, 2008

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29 Responses to Speaking My Mind

  1. Bill Curry January 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    My favourite comfort food is a pot roast – and the recipe is from an older Favorite New England Recipes book from Yankee that my sister (who lives in Vermont) gave me 20+ years ago. The recipe is the Halfway House Pot Roast, and is an all time family favourite…

  2. Jenifer Lewis January 7, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Warm homemade large-pearl tapioca. Mmmmmm …

  3. Pat Smith January 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    My favorite comfort food is homemade mashed potatoes with roast beef gravy and peas.

  4. Monique Galliher January 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    My favorite would have to be warm apple crumble, a recipe my mother got when she was in school. It’s been a family favorite ever since!

  5. Kevin Brown January 16, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    My favorite is Shepards Pie

  6. Trish Aylward January 21, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    Probably my favorite comfort food would be either corn chowder or chorizo and eggs. Mom always made the corn chowder on cold winter days, I have tried but mine never tastes like Mom’s. The chorizo and eggs is my Step-Mom’s recipe and it is yummy and reminds me of good times with my Texas family.

  7. Laura Robinson February 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm #


  8. Florence Smith February 8, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    It has to be clam chowder. I live in Virginia and chefs here think clam chowder should be mostly potatoes. Most times I am lucky if I see one piece of clam. So when I am in New England, I will order clam chowder if it is on the menu. My nephew who is in the Army stationed in Texas now does the same thing when he is home. We are both in search of the perfect clam chowder. Needless to say, a few restaurants on the Cape have our highest ratings so far.

  9. John Damon February 9, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    breakfast comfort food/ sunnyside eggs on top of fresh Boston Baked beans, and three savory breakfast sausages.

  10. Nancy Labahn February 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Homemade roasted chicken noodle soup. It is my daughter’s recipe and is published in Taste of Home’s Soups cookbook. It is wonderful!

  11. Betty Margis February 11, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Chicken and dumblings

  12. Sandra Schaefer February 19, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    My sister’s recipe for Cheesy Chicken or mine for Beef Stew.

  13. Dacres, Natascha S. February 19, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    – Red Flannel Hash that my husband tought me

  14. Donna Hall February 19, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    Baked macaroni and cheese, a big slice of ham and butternut squash on the side, yum!!

  15. Joan Lajoie February 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    mac & cheese and custard pie and turkey dinner with all the fixings!

  16. Kathleen Gregory February 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Beef Stew with Dumplings is our favorite for a cold New England supper.

  17. Lisa West February 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    A big steamy bowl of Italian Beans ‘n Greens soup with a big piece of crusty Italian bread! Add some Parmesan cheese on top and a glass of red wine…Oh Dear!

  18. Denise Chamie February 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    My favorite would have to be a Bowl of Clear Clam Chowder and 1/2 dozen Clam cakes. This is a Rhode Island girls favorite, but I can only dream as I don’t get home much any longer and now live in the Mohave desert. No fresh clams here!

  19. Jennifer Legler February 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    In response to Florence Smith’s hunt for Clam Chowder- try the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord, NH. Lots of clams and they add thyme to theirs- very tasty. At my home in Virginia, I like homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas.

  20. Kathy Berry February 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    The favorite comfort food, is food. Any homemade pot roast, mac’n’cheese,chicken noodle soup, chicken’n’dumplings, beef stew. But if I had to pick one it would be my mother’s stuffed cabbage and her homemade bread….WOW!!

  21. mary bodor February 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    Ah, the New England clam chowder along with the lobster roll from the York Beach Fish Market, in where else but York Beach, Me., is the best! Now that’s heaven!!!

  22. Karyl Meehan February 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    My favorite (and most missed) comfort food was my Dad’s “dressed cabbage”. After we had corned beef and cabbage, he would fry some onions in a little bacon grease, then add some cut up boiled potatoes, corned beef and cabbage and fry it all together until it looked like a big pile of mush. But, what a great tasting pile of mush it was! I sure miss it. I tried to make it but it wasn’t the same. Some things just never come out the way Daddy made them.

  23. Clara hill February 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    My favorite food is good smoked barbque,beef or pork, baked beans, potatoe salad. I also would like a serving of spaghetti with meat balls,with garlic bread and a glass of red wine

  24. Lynn Bezek-R February 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm #

    Whenever I travel back to see Mom and Dad, she makes Chicken Noodle Soup. Nothing is better than a warm bowl after a long day of travel. She also makes a killer Lazagne and great Tacos too!!!!

  25. Elizabeth Ulnits February 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    Please give me Lobster Bisque with lots of meat in it to start and then I just would like to have a 2 1/2 lb. Lobster with a baked potato and lots and lots of butter – melted for the Lobster and regular for that baked potato – yum

  26. Eli H February 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    Macaroni and cheese made from scratch (never a box!).

  27. Floyd Stanifer February 23, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    My favorite comfort food would have to be Clam Chowder. The fried clams from The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport,Maine are also great.

  28. Suzie Titus March 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    Without a doubt it would have to be home cooked Boston Bake Beans with some dinner franks thrown in the mix and sweet buttery toasted brown bread with raisins.

  29. Linda Chudej February 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Goulash. My family considers it the ultimate comfort food!

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