5 Comfort Food Ideas

Bring on the nostalgic memories!

February 3, 2019

Comfort Food is a powerful meal, it brings us back to our roots and carries a feeling of nostalgia (possibly even back to our childhood). For this weekend’s episode of "In The Mix" we asked Elizabeth, Radar, Producer Dave, Molly, and Aaron what dish comes to mind when they think of comfort food.

Elizabeth Kay (5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.): "My favorite comfort food has to be monkey bread. Especially when it comes right out of the oven. We’re talkin’ about the cinnamon and the butter and it’s so warm. It’s so good. Can you tell I love monkey bread?”

Tony "Radar" Hess (5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.): "My favorite comfort food is toast… wait a minute, wait for it…with butter. Wait for it…with cinnamon and sugar on top. Oh my gosh, I tell you what, as a kid growing up that was breakfast. Makes you feel like you’re at home. Like, mom is sitting there, talking to you, helping you with your homework. I even have it now for breakfast, lunch, and yeah I’ve had it for a nighttime snack too before going to bed.”

Dave "Producer Dave" Stein (5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.): "Probably shepherd’s pie. Honestly because it’s a bunch of comfort foods mixed into one. You got a bunch of… beef. Any sort of ground beef. That’s always comforting. Mashed potatoes. What’s not comforting about that? I like throwing cheese on top of everything, the most comforting. I actually even have a recipe. Check out my blog at Producer Dave.”

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Molly Cruz (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): "One of my favorite comfort foods, actually just made the other night, Aaron and I were talking about it on Facebook, is minestrone in my instant pot. It’s so good. That or pasta. Anything with carbs in it is good. Keeps you warm, keeps you full, and it puts you to sleep. So, yeah.”

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Aaron Carreno (1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.): “Mac n’ cheese. Panera’s is really good. Kraft is even really good. Not those little instant cups, those are disgusting. But everything else is fair game.”

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