Cleaver Contest 11 and Giveaway….

Who doesn’t love comfort food?

I’m sure the mere mention of this culinary category has visions of biscuits, taters, and red eye gravy, dancing in your head. These meals are like a hug and a warm blanket for your belly, with a side order of sweet tea!

It didn’t take me long to figure out the prize on this contest. Who knows comfort food better than Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman)? What an inspiration this woman is….

A food blogger, a wife, a mother, a photographer, a homeschooler, a business woman……Truly an amazing lady!

So here it is…her SECOND cookbook (P.S. if you don’t have her FIRST cookbook, stop what you’re doing and go buy it)

Now for the rules……

Leave a comment describing a “comfort food” meal that YOU make. It doesn’t have to be swimmin’ in gravy, just something that makes you pop the button on your favorite pair of jeans and sit a spell. Something that makes you want to hibernate :)

I will randomly select a winner on March 31st.

There are a couple of ways to make sure you see the winning announcement….how bad would that be to win and never know??

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Looking forward to reading about your dishes!

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

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87 Responses to Cleaver Contest 11 and Giveaway….

  1. Luciane

    Confort food is like grandmother hugs!

  2. mary fanara coleman

    My comfort food is my chicken pot pie.

  3. Marsha Konken

    Please enter me in the contest.
    My favorite comfort food is roast beef with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot. It cooks all day long and smells heavenly. Then the taste….it’s over the top!

  4. Patty Strickler

    My comfort food is homemade Vegetable soup, homemade bread for grilled cheese

  5. Diane Strouss

    My comfort food is brown beans cooked with a ham hock, fried potatoes and a slice of fried ham. Yum-m-m-m! Oh, and don’t forget the cornbread, butter and honey.

  6. Terri Betz

    I love contests! My comfort food is hot fudge sundaes, with homemade fudge sauce and James’ ground roasted, unsalted peanuts on vanilla ice cream! So good, but then it’s nap time! ;/) Thanks!

  7. Dana Shope

    My comfort food would have to be my chicken and dumpling.

  8. Ok Landshsrk

    My “comfort food” can vary. It usually involves lots of carbs, gooey cheese, and ALWAYS nostalgia! It’s homemade mac & cheese, gooey grilled cheese supreme (lots of veggies) & tomato soup, or grilled veggie lasagna with lots of gooey cheese. I’m able to eat great food, revisit great memories, and transport myself with a few simple ingredients. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some cheese to eat with some carbs!

  9. Peggy Springdr

    Being from the midwest, one of our favorite ‘comfort meals’ is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and buttered corn. The vegtable has to be corn, not green beans or peas…corn! With butter! Not only comforting, but a tummy filler that brings the family to the table quickly! <3

  10. Jeannean

    I have lots of favorite comfort foods but the one I use to go to when I was living far from home and freezing in the winter was shrimp and grits. It just brought back memories of summer fun on the river at my grandparents house.

  11. My mom made spaghetti when I was a kid with Creamettes pasta calld redi-cut or kettle-cut. It’s like macaroni but smaller around. When I can’t find it I use the macaroni from a box of mac n’ cheese. Fry hamburger & onion together. Mix the burger, cooked macaroni & Campbell tomato soup. I didn’t know what real spaghetti was til I was about 10 yrs old

  12. Well now, you may think this is a little odd, but my comfort food is breakfast. A small bowl of Cream of Wheat with butter and a little brown sugar. On the side, a perfectly cooked egg in a well where the yolk is nice and runny. They were the first things I learned to cook (along with fried bologna) and when my grandpop visited we would eat it together in the morning.

  13. My Mom has been gone only a short time, but I still serve fried chicken (just flour, salt and pepper dredge), with mashed potatoes and corn. I make country milk gravy with some of drippings from frying the chicken. I use milk not water or broth for the liquid. I do bump up the chicken flavor by adding some chicken flavoring. This is a meal my Mom would serve every Sunday.

  14. Vicki

    I love mashed potatoes or stuffing with gravy. I have a favorite crockpot recipe that I love to make with chicken breasts, stuffing and cream of chicken soup that is at the top of my list. Yum!

  15. Crystal Sharp

    My comfort food is swimming if gravy! lol! My favorite comfort meal that I make is scrambled eggs, crispy bacon or ham, fluffy biscuits, hashbrowns, smooth pepper gravy, and a tall glass of milk. It is one of those meals that the entire family loves to eat and we just all go into a nice food coma afterwards.

  16. Bonnie

    I found a recipe for a Philly-style German buttercake. It takes just like one my grandparents would buy on special occasions and as requested for my birthday. Love the cake and the memories it brings back!

  17. O my goodness! My comfort meal would have to be chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and cream gravy, pinto beans like my mother used to make, a tossed salad, fried okra and some homemade yeast rolls with butter dripping! And don’t forget hot apple or cherry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream!!

  18. Julie H

    Schoeffnodle (a German dough, potatoe and cream dish- yumm), sausages and homemade applesauce!

  19. Cheryl Bone

    The go to dish when I need comfort is one of two: first one is milk toast where you butter the toast, tear it in pieces, salt it and pour scalded milk over the top, has to be white bread! The other one is macaroni cooked in tomato juice or with stewed tomatoes, half tsp of sugar. My best friend, Jerry, and I eat the mac when anything goes wrong and it fixes it! Don’t knock them until you try them.

  20. Jeni

    Cheese Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried greenbeans (bacon fried until almost crisp drain some of the grease then put well drained beans in the grease cook slow until done; no healthy BUT so good! My Aunt taught me to make this) with a BIG glass of cold milk!

  21. Jennifer Barnes

    Normally my fave comfort food is anything from my mother or grandmother who have been gone for years…. Candied carrots, homemade chicken pot pie, or even a simple icecream with milk poured over the way my grandmother fixed when I had a sore throat! Lately my boyfriends fave comfort food is also mine. Fresh huge pot of old fashioned 5 ingredient goulash…. Made 4 quarts yesterday! Thank you for the chance to win

  22. Luciane

    Confort food in my opinion is that recipe that brings memories and for me homemade rolls just makes me feel a warm hug from my grandmother! Good Memories :)

  23. Jan

    Either, chicken frid steak with cracker crumb coating, mashed potatoes with cream corn gravy and salad or meatloaf, baked potatoe, cranberry sauce and brussels sprouts cooked with bacon and onion.

  24. MommaMary

    Comfort food, if only I could have one of my mother’s homecooked meals. She was a wonderful cook.

  25. Darilynn

    Comfort food takes me back to my Canadian roots – perogies that are boiled then fried in butter with fried onions, sour cream on top, then sprinkled with bacon bits!

  26. Rhonda D.

    My comfort meal that I make is: chicken & dumplings, real mashed
    poaotes, home made yeast rolls. I use my Granny’s recipe.

  27. Stacey B

    Mmmm…there’s nothing better than comfort food! I love sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and either pork tenderloin or ring sausage with some good doughy bread or rolls!

  28. Jeanne

    I make a creamy pasta that makes all my cares go away~ Cheese Tortellini, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, italian seasoning, spinach and cream cheese. Plus breadsticks. ummm…. Off I go now to warm up the leftovers for lunch!

  29. Angel

    My comfort food has to be homemade mac and cheese. Makes me feel like a kid again!

  30. Elizabeth S.

    My best comfort food is homemade mashed potatoes!! This has always been my favorite since I was a kid!

  31. Angela@The Southern Fried Bride

    My comfort food is Grandma Cleva’s chicken pot pie!

  32. maryann

    my comfort food is my; mom’s sloppyjoes made with lipton onion soup mix, catsup and brown sugar

  33. My comfort food is good old chicken and dressing , giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and homemade rolls! Yumm.

  34. Juli B.

    My two most favorite comfort foods I make are plain spaghetti noodles with butter and parmesan cheese or a big giant pot of vegetable beef soup and cornbread. Both of them just make me feel wonderful!!

  35. Crispy chicken tenders and loads of creamy mashed potatoes!

  36. Our favorite comfort food is Turkey legs cooked all day in a large pot of water till they fall off the bone, then mix in homemade noodles and top with homemade dumplings. This recipe was passed down from my momma. :)

  37. Susan M.

    My comfort food is my meatloaf, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie for dessert. The funny thing is that when my husband and I were dating he decided to see if I could cook (I found this out MUCH later!) and asked me to cook him a meal. I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and a cherry pie. He proposed. haha I later teased him that perhaps that was the ONLY meal I knew how to make. ;)

  38. My comfort food is a PB & J on the cheapest white sandwich bread, using grape jelly and an over-the-top helping of creamy peanut butter.

  39. Nancy Narma

    There is a tie with my favorite comfort would be between Meatloaf & scalloped potatoes..and Beef stew and homemade biscuits.
    Either avenue..who could ask for anything more..except an extention on the waistband of my jeans and hopefully winning this contest. :-)
    Nancy Narma

  40. Oooh, reading all of these earlier entries make me hungry!
    My favorite comfort food is soup.
    I love make soup (and I’m talking about the soups you can eat as a meal, where the spoon stands up in the bowl!). There’s nothing better on a cold (winters) day, to curl up with a bowl of hot steaming soup!
    One of my favorites is chicken noodle soup. I use chicken legs, and let then simmer for a couple of hours (along with some unions and herbs), with a little bit of help of some stock. Take them out, put in as many vegetables that will fit in the pan (so, a LOT!), pick the meat of the legs (it will just fall off after all that cooking!) put the meat back in the pan and cook some noodles. I usually cook the noodles in a separate pan, because I make sooo much soup we don’t finish it in one go!
    It’s one of those meals that you can have all you need in the freezer and cupboard, so whenever I want some comfort food, I can just whip it up!
    Good luck to everyone!
    And thank you for this opportunity!

    Sarah (the Dutch one)

  41. My chicken and dumplings, or Mama’s hamburger casserole

  42. It’s a simple comfort food meal for my favorite.. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Doesn’t get any more comforting than that!

  43. Gigi

    My favorite comfort food is meatloaf with a side of Mac n cheese!!!

  44. Patty

    Tuna Noodles Casserole…any casserole will do but the tuna is delicious!

  45. Sarah DeLeon

    Anything my momma makes! Her fried chicken, smothered steak and fried deer meat though top my list!

  46. Marcy Baha

    Being a native New Englander, one of my favorite comfort foods is American Chop Suey. (ground beef, elbow macaroni, onions, celery, seasonings, tomato soup, etc.) far from a chinese dish! Ohh so comforting like a hug!

  47. Debbie

    Home-made mac & cheese or mashed potatoes & gravy!

  48. Linda Gilbert

    My favorite is fried chicken & mashed potatoes & gravey. Next is chicken & homade noodles. When I was a little girl we always got to choose our birthday meal. Mine was usually the noodles I loved the clunps of dough! Great memories. :)

  49. Teresa zeller

    I love potato soup and love the ease of making it my crock pot! Yummy cheesy goodness!

  50. Margaret Armour

    My favorite comfort food food would have to be haggis, neeps nd tattles :)

  51. Becky Green

    Homemade mac-n-cheese!!! Cheesy, greasy and satisfying!

  52. Toni bear

    By far it would have to be lasagna and fresh made bread.

  53. Michelle

    My comfort food of choice is either chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, all covered in thick creamy gravy with the little salty crunchy pan drippings … or … tamale pie with a thick corn meal layer covered with cheddar cheese Mm-mm :)
    My mom used to make those for me when I was little and now I make them for her, love my mom and her cooking, though she says mine is better, I still think hers is better.
    Also … If you like coffee try the pioneer woman perfect coffee … it really is perfect ;)

  54. Lynn Finley

    My favorite comfort food is breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon and a hot cup of coffee. I can eat this any time of the day. YUM, I ove it.

  55. Pattie W

    My favorite comfort food is my Mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and tomatoes. When I was growing up, the food was all home grown.

  56. Rebecca Corbeille

    My comfort food is my homemade chicken soup. Everytime I bake a chicken, I get excited for the next day because I know I’m going to make chicken soup using the bones to make the stock. I add the left over gravy to the soup to give it just a little extra yummm.

  57. Toni bear

    Shepards pie, besides being so yummy it is a great way to left over.veggis.

  58. Linda Gilbert

    Love a warm batch of brownies right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream. Oh man the best!

  59. Carrie Kennedy

    My comfort food is a delicious juicy cheeseburger. Makes me want one right now. Nothing like having a bad day and coming home and making a burger on the grill in the sunshine with a cold glass of lemonade!

  60. A big heaping plate of Bacon Stuffed Shells!! Now, that’s comfort food!

  61. Darla

    My comfort food is a plate of Frito pie loaded with all the trimmings, Yummy!

  62. Tikeyla Fuhrer

    To me comfort food is a big old pot of chili, and when you are with your family, friends, or just anyone that you love that is the best comfort in the world!!

  63. Erin

    Chicken and dumplings for sure

  64. Bobbie McChesney

    My comfort food is beans and cornbread with fried potatoes on the side!

  65. LOL I can’t remember if I entered or not, so I guess I’ll just do it in case I didn’t already. Mashed potatoes and lots and lots of butter….real butter!

  66. Annabelle

    I have a savory one and a sweet one.
    The savory one for me is made from scratch potato salad.
    The sweet one is chocolate chip cookies made from scratch and glass of milk.
    I’ll just about eat myself sick on either one! Lol!

  67. Elaine

    Macaroni and cheese is always good.

  68. chicken pot pie, I make the inside stuff & use Trader Joe’s pie shells

  69. Pamela Jean

    My 2 favorite comfort foods are “Cabin (beef) Stew” and Moussaka. The Cabin Stew is easy and sits in the oven all day. It always hits the spot. The Moussaka is very labor intensive but worth every béchamel covered bite!!

  70. Sandra A. Riggs

    My comfort food would be Hot Chocolate and Buttered Toast sliced in 3 pieces. After playing outside/ice skating my sister would make it for me when I came in.
    I think my lasagne w/garlic bread is a comfort food that my husband has grown to love. The lasagne has lots of cheese and I use both ground beef and Italian sausage for flavor.

  71. Pork Chops baked in cream of mushroom soup, served with Harvard Beets and Rice covered with butter and the gravy from the meat. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  72. my mind is filled with so much sadness at the smell of skillet fried chicken. This is a comfort to me because it reminds me of my grandmother”maw” and the millions of other cooks who paved the way with these simple foods and utensils. If it hadn’t been for them we would would never have the rich culinary history that we now enjoy.

  73. Carol Huck

    Either homemade macaroni and cheese baked til the extra cheese is brown and crusty on top or homemade chicken pot pie full of yummy chicken and veggies, a creamy sauce and topped with a flaky pie crust.

  74. My favorite comfort food is a perfectly cooked pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions. Or fudgy brownies. Yum.

  75. Jessica Millar

    As a mom of 6 it’s hard to get my bunch to agree on anything, but the one thing they do agree on is cheeseburger soup! My kids and husband have even requested this dish as there birthday dinner. When I make it I triple the recipe! Yummy!!!

  76. Pat Rafter Smith

    My comfort food is sliced hot dogs fried with eggs.Easy to make and who doesn’t like hot dogs or eggs. :)

  77. Tracy jeter

    My comfort food is homemade jambalya and cornbread or hushpuppies. There’s just nothing like sitting down and feeling like I’m back home in Louisiana.

  78. Cindy Fernholz

    Tuna noodle casserole or fresh bread out of the oven slathered with butter or BOTH

  79. Jennifer Searle

    Fried chicken with macaroni and cheese. Both have to be homemade, just not the same from the take-away deli.

  80. Alex Ricardi

    Pasta bake is my comfort food. In fact , it’s what’s for supper tonight. :)

  81. Teri McQ

    My meatloaf full of mushrooms, spinach and onions! Take a side of mashed taters and I am in heaven!

  82. Amber Bruns

    My comfort food is tomato soup made with a large amount of rice. Rice n sauce is what my dad always called it.

  83. Pamela

    My favorite comfort food of mine would have to be My Meatloaf and Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob….oh my gravy, that sounds So good right now too! lol :) Thank you for a chance for Ree’s Cookbook…I absolutely love her and her recipes!!!

  84. Kris P.

    One of the comfort foods I make is chicken-rice “stoup”.. more than a soup, less than a stew, it will fill you up! :D

  85. Marce Hansen

    Scalloped Potatoes and Pork Chops…so rib stickin’ good.

  86. Lynn Finley

    My comfort food is grilled cheese and tomato soup. YUM like a hug.

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