I have always known that food has the power to comfort us. I am particularly susceptible to the comforts offered by macaroni and cheese, cinnamon rolls, and pie. When I am anxious, nervous, or stressed, my instinct is to reach for carbs, whether they be cheesy and creamy or sugary spiced. I’m predictable like that.
And when I use food to try and bring some of that comforting power to others, I find that I reach for the same recipes over and over. There are some dishes that are like the embrace of an old friend, or their reassurance that we will get through the trying times.
I found myself calling upon these old friends recently. And ever the trusty companions, they did not disappoint. So I would like to thank Joanne’s Creamy Vegetable Soup, Pam’s Spinach Mushroom Lasagna and Chicken Pot Pie, Beth’s Cinnamon Rolls with Deb’s Cream Cheese Frosting, My Meat Sauce, and Abby’s Emergency Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting for being with me in the kitchen and providing some much needed comfort.