Hmmmm..so what’s comforting about food?  EVERYTHING!

We tend to gravitate to those foods that make us feel good both nutritionally and emotionally.  Food empowers us, and for many, it’s an expression of love, care and thoughtfulness.  Even during the winter months when the days are shorter and the variety of fruit and vegetables are not as plentiful as in the spring and summer, there’s still options and plenty of time to freshen up family menu options.

Here are a couple of great recipes to keep on hand:

From Delish.com, easy and crowd pleasing:

Macaroni and Three Cheeses

Healthy Makeover Meatloaf

Stovetop Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Winter Squash Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

What's cooking desserts

For Dessert, try these:

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake