Fried Calamari

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Photo Courtesy of Little, Brown


Fried calamari is a staple of casual dining menus, but no need to go out when you want to eat some--this recipe shows you how to make it in your own kitchen. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Fried Chicken

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Photo by Kate Andersen

Fried chicken is another fast-food favorite that's easy to make at home. View recipe here .

12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Bacon and Tomato Macaroni

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Photo by Regina Charboneau


This baked pasta dish is a crowd-pleaser and an ideal meal to serve on family dinner nights. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Wild Mushroom Ragu Macaroni

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Photo by Maria Robledo

If you prefer your macaroni meatless, try this flavorful, mushroomy version. View recipe here .

12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Meatballs with Zucchini and Bulgar

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Photos by Aglaia Kremezi


Try this Greek-style meatball recipe, which uses grated zucchini and bulgar in place of the traditional bread crumbs. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Twice-Baked Potatoes

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Photo by Susan Spungen


The homemade version of this all-American classic is superior to the kind you can order at a restaurant. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

House-Brined Pickles

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Photo by The Bitten Word/Flickr CC


Love pickles? Try making them yourself instead of buying them at the store. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Twin Oaks Biscuits

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Photo by Regina Charboneau


Biscuits are another food favorite that's readily available at the supermarket--but they're even better homemade. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Breakfast for Dinner

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Photo by lost thoughts/Flickr CC


For many people, breakfast is the best meal of the day. Who says it can only happen in the morning? Learn more here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Milkshakes, All Grown Up

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Diners are famous for their milkshakes, but it's more fun to make them for yourself--especially since when you're at home, you can turn them into cocktails. Learn more here .

12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

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Photo Margaret Tung


This recipe is ideal for the environmentally conscious, since it uses mainly organic ingredients. It's also healthier than some other kinds of chocolate cake--black beans replace the flour, providing the cake with a dose of fiber. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.

Lemon Curd S'mores

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Photo by Michele Humes


S'mores are a classic make-at-home treat. This version replaces the chocolate with a filling that's similar to lemon meringue pie. View recipe here .
12 Comfort Foods You Can Make At Home
From fried chicken to milkshakes--in your own kitchen.