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Holiday Comfort Food Reader Recipes: Crock-Pot Chili

We know, we know, the fridge is filled with leftovers this weekend. But we couldn’t resist reader Tessa’s great, easy recipe, and figured it might come in handy for feeding all the randoms family and friends lounging around the house. Plus you could always substitute turkey for the beef for a yummy, healthier twist. The simple how-to, after the jump! Keep reading »

Holiday Comfort Food Reader Recipes: Arroz Con Leche

After we called for comfort food recipes to cook during the holidays, lots of you sent a whole mess of deliciousness our way! So let’s get moving or, um, cuddle up and get stationary with our first up, from reader Susan Ramirez.

“Every time it gets cold I love to make Arroz con Leche. It’s very easy, if you can make a soup, you can make this!” — Susan

How to make this insanely easy recipe, after the jump…
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What Are The Most Comforting Comfort Foods? Share Your Recipes!

During the summer, it stays light well into the night, and I like to meet friends for late, alfresco dinners. But these days, as darkness falls by 4:30 in the afternoon and it’s nearly always raining, I just want to get home, curl up in a blanket, and down comfort foods like there’s no tomorrow. The dishes that make my tummy the most content are a yummy cheese grits casserole my mom used to make when I was little, macaroni and cheese, and buttered toast — but not all at once!

What are your favorite comfort foods? Share your food coma-inducing favorites in the comments, and, if you have a delicious recipe you’re willing to divulge, send it to style@thefrisky.com with the subject line: Recipe. We’ll post the most mouth-watering ones so you’ll have plenty of cozy food ideas throughout the coming cold months. Keep reading »

Shopping and Stuffing Your Face

Researchers from the University of Rotterdam discovered that eating comfort foods or going shopping were effective ways to help forget problems. (The study seems kind of weird. Participants had to write an essay on either death or visiting the dentist. The participants with low self-esteem ate more biscuits while writing, which the researchers attributed to being comforting against negative thoughts. When participants were asked to create a shopping list, those with low self-esteem generally bought more.) Study leader Dirk Smeesters commented, “when you indulge in shopping or eating, it helps you forget yourself.” Yeah, but so does volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

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