Curl Up with Comfort Food Favorites

It’s snowing outside, you’ve turned yourself into a blanket burrito—now all that’s missing is a hot bowl of mac & cheese. Dec. 5 is National Comfort Food Day, your excuse to make some of those naughty foods that warm even the chilliest of souls.

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Olive & Finch Shakshuka

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic clove, minced
4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 c. roasted red peppers, diced
1 tsp. salt
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can stewed tomatoes, with juice
4 large eggs
1/4 cup feta cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
French baguette, sliced and toasted

DIRECTIONS
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender. Add seasonings and peppers and cook 30 seconds longer. Add canned and fresh tomatoes; cook 20-25 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. With back of spoon, make four wells in vegetable mixture; break an egg into each well. Cook, covered, 4-6 minutes or until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Top with feta cheese and cover for 1-2 minutes, until feta cheese melts. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with toasted bread.

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Smōk Mac & Cheese

INGREDIENTS
1/3 yellow onion, minced
1/3 c. butter
2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/3 tsp. cayenne
3/4 c. of sour cream
5 1/3 c. of milk
2 1/3 c. of heavy cream
1 c. Provolone cheese, shredded
1 c. white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 lb. cooked cavatappi pasta

DIRECTIONS 
Heat oven to 425°F. Place onions in pan on stovetop and sweat onions with butter. Add flour to make a roux and cook until golden brown. Add spices, sour cream, milk and heavy cream. Bring to light simmer until sauce thickens. Turn off heat and add cheese; blend together until smooth. Add to cooked pasta and pour into 13″x 9″ pan. Cook for 25 minutes or until top is golden. Top with more cheese if desired.

Malted-Maple-Royale-Milkshake

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Punch Bowl Social Malted Maple Royale Milkshake

BLEND TOGETHER
12 oz. vanilla ice cream
2 oz. maple bourbon
1 tsp. malt
Top with whipped cream garnish and candied bacon*

*To make candied bacon: Press strips of bacon into brown sugar. Preheat oven to 325° F and cook for 25 minutes or to your liking.

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