bead give-away ~ week of may 4th

Happy Monday! Today we start a new Blog-Bead-Give-Away! Here are The Rules:

To enter, post your answer to the question below as a comment to this post.

One entry per person per week.

You must post your own entry directly to the blog - I can't do it for you. Sorry!

You must sign your FIRST AND LAST NAME at the bottom of your entry. (It was too confusing the way I did it last week.)

Anonymous or incomplete entries will be "canned".

That's it! It's free to enter, and I'll post the winner here on Saturday. The winner will be chosen by random drawing.
Good Luck!

This week's question...

What is your favorite comfort food?

(Mine is homemade mac & cheese. I'm making it for dinner tonight.)

Friday, May 8th
We have a WINNER!!!

April Nottingham, please contact me by email with your mailing address, so I can send your bead off to you!

Thanks everyone, for all your great responses. I loved hearing about your favorite foods combined with some favorite memories. Strong stuff!

I'll start a new Bead Give-Away on Monday. Have a great weekend!


  1. My favorite comfort food is either mac and cheese or mashed potatoes. Gotta love the starch!!

    ~Nicole Minix

  2. My comfort food is anything with potatoes in it. Yum

    Suzie Hall

  3. Wow, I like your answer as well as the other commenters' I guess I have to go with my favorite comfort 'meal' - soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Mmmmmmm!

  4. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches! Delish!

    Christina Johnson

  5. Fresh, homemade bread, still hot from the oven, with lots of butter (margarine need not apply)

    -Joy Proper

  6. Leek and potato soup on a cold day. Okay, no jokes about how cold does it really get in Southern California . . .

    Gwen Toma

  7. Brownies, definitely brownies. Mmmm, and bread.

    Tammy Graves

  8. Vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and chocolate chunks (Dreyers Grand Bunny Tracks).

    Karen Green

  9. My comfort food is ice cream!!! YUM!

    Anna Salguero
    Austin, TX

  10. Dark chocolate!

    Hannah Benninger

  11. Garlic bagel chips and tootsie rolls with an ice cold Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper :)! The calories cancel each other out lol!

    Penny White \IiiI

  12. entire box of Krispie Cream glazed donuts. Warmed in the microwave. To quote Homer Simpson..."uhhhhhh"

  13. breyers real vanilla ice cream topped with anything sinful!!

    sandi miller - chgo

  14. Beef Pot Roast with lots of onions and potatoes and carrots.

    Karen Solliday

  15. Gosh Kim that's a hard one. My comfort food depends on how I'm feeling. Like if I'm sick, I want McDonald's cheeseburger plain and extra, extra, extra, extra, extra well done with a large fry.
    If I'm pouty, I want Snack Nachos from Ciscos mexican restaurant. Has chips, ground beef, this weird sauce and cheese.
    I also, for happy comfort, make my own version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscano. It is a potato, sausage soup that has heavy cream in it and with California Sour Dough boule warmed just crunchy........ yeah!

    Julie Lopez

  16. I seem to find comfort in eating almost any food, but particularly homemade bread and ice cream.

    Pat Taylor

  17. Lasagna (I make a mean lasagna, ask my kids!) if I have time; otherwise simple spaghetti and cheese )lots of cheese). And a cup of good coffee with almond biscotti

  18. Hi Kim,
    My favorite comfort food is Chinese jook, or congee. It's a soup made from rice, cooked forever, sprinkled with green onions, cilantro and soy sauce. Yummy and easy on the tummy and soul.

    Mary Thomason

  19. favorite comfort food is really hard to choose, but I have to go with ANYTHING potatoes, fried, baked, cheesy, creamy, mashed, potatoes ~ YUM !!!

  20. Milk Chocolate candy bar (dove, hershey's cadbury...)

    ~Marsha Minutella
    Marsha Neal Studio

  21. Hi Kim,
    My favorite comfort food is chicken & dressing with lots of cranberry sauce.

    Mellan Blount

  22. My favourite comfort food is vegetarian lasagne which includes cottage cheese and mushrooms.

    Lauren Cantoni

  23. My favorite is Nabisco Honey Graham crackers. My grandma used to give them to me after school and I nibble on them when I need a little extra love.
    Chris Binder

  24. Warm cornbread with butter and maple syrup or chokecherry syrup. Just makes my mouth water thinking about it ! And talk about comfort !!! For me anyway !

    April Nottingham

  25. Hey - I love mac and cheese - having grown up in Canada - we call it "Kraft Dinner" -- I know weird and my American hubby could never understand it - he calls it a side dish --- so I eat it when he is out of town on business!! Goes good underneath red chile too.....

  26. grilled cheese with tomato made with sharp cheddar and wheat bread

  27. a nice slice of Homemade Italian Style Cream Cheese Cake w/graham cracker crust and a cup of home brewed Starbuck's Coffee

  28. Mine is still spaghetti. As a kid it was my favorite, and now I make it healthier, but still yummy!
    Lin Pyatt

  29. Being a southern girl, my favorite comfort food is a tomato sandwich on white bread, slathered with mayonnaise. It's best if the tomato is warm from the vine and big enough that a slice covers the entire piece of bread. Add a little salt and pepper... Yum! Oh, and a glass of sweet tea on the side.

    Zoe Nelson

  30. Mine is a big bowl of Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie, like my gramma used to make. The kind thats like a thick soup, not an oven pie. Made with a ham bone (from Christmas or Easter) with lots of meat left on it, and cooked all day. Potatoes, and onions. And big square home-made noodles. Its a Pennsylvania thing, since most outside the state have never heard of it. But you can find recipes online for it. And its great on chilly cold days.(which we get a lot!)If you come to Pa. ask about it! XOXO Jamie Hibbs

  31. Dark chocolate ice cream.

    MJ Harbage

  32. Anything pasta!!!

    Heather Trudeau

  33. meatloaf, real mashed potatoes, corn on cob (2 please) and strawberry shortcake (biscuit kind not that nasty sponge stuff)with vanilla ice cream and sweet tea to wash it all down. so much that you need to take a nap after....or at least unbutton the top button of your jeans. Better still, wear your stretchy sweats.

    Rachel Weisenberger

  34. My favorite comfort food is a buttery grilled cheese sandwich hot off of the grill and hot, hot, hot cream of tomato soup. YUM, makes me hungry just writing about it.....

    Janet Loomis

  35. Hi, I am Polish and my comfort food is Golumpkis, especially if they are made by a loving auntie.. now a days I have to make them for myself. Yum.
    Joan Tucker

  36. Spaghetti Baked Ziti to be exacted with lots of cheese!

  37. Popcorn with LOTS of butter. Tuna caserole. Macaroni and cheese. Graham crackers with frosting.

    Jacquie Spetz
    Bozeman, MT

  38. My comfort food is homemade chicken noodle soup!

    Debi McConnell

  39. Oooh, mine is homemade mac and cheese, too! Especially my Mum's with bacon and onion. Yum. In fact, I can say it's my fave food EVER and my daughter's too.

    xox- Lynz Graham

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  41. OK, I'm going to try again, Kim.....last one had too many the hot SD summer I love an almost-frozen cold beer with my home-made tomato juice; in the winter I love a deep, rich red wine to hunker down with, but I'm not sure either of them qualifies as comfort the summer it's chips & home made salsa; in the winter nothing makes me happier than Christmas sugar cookies! Jan (please, God, let me win the bead) Bauman!

  42. Do I have to narrow it down to one? :)

    dark chocolate-- either straight or as hot cocoa.

    Elizabeth Fensin

  43. My favorite comfort food? A big bowl of freshly popped white popcorn done on the stove, coated with butter and immediately followed with (in this exact order): soy sauce, lots of flakey brewer's yeast, lots of cayenne pepper, and grated parmesan cheese. Wash it down with a big glass of orange juice...hmmmmm.

  44. Italian - either baked rigatoni (with lots of cheese) or lasagna (with lots of cheese) or pizza (with lots of cheese) and of course cheese bread :-)
    Julie Kittilson

  45. sticky rice
    cheese melted on a potatoe
    homemade mac and cheese

    so maybe i just need a lot of comfort

    nicci yeo

  46. Chocolates Cookies, M&Ms, milk w/chocolate!!! Oh my God. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

    Mari Aparicio

  47. My favorite is chicken and dumplings - rolled dumplings, not dropped ones. My grandmother used to make them to just die for but in all my years of cooking, I never managed to learn how. Mostly I ended up with just a pot of glue. The closest I find now is at Cracker Barrel restaurants. It's carb overload but yum!

    Polly Anna Randol

  48. Today I bought some white Wonder Bread for Aidan's nutritional unit at school. Well, I just made some Wonder Bread cinnamon toast. Lovely.

  49. Mine is "aloo or gobhi parathas". These are savory Indian breads with a filling of either mashed potatoes or cauliflower florets. They are cooked on a griddle, using ghee (clarifed butter) and served with a blob of home-made butter on it. Its a calorific overload but worth every calorie.

    Pubali Mullick, New Delhi, India

  50. when in need of comfort I make soup!
    chopping, dicing and slicing relieves my stress
    stirring and simmering calms me
    savoring a warm bowl of homemade soup revives my spirit
    plus ...
    I can add leftover and unused bits of this and that...
    no waste /good taste!
    I can relax and recycle at the same time !!!
    veryyyyy comforting
    :D m.e.

  51. hi - i would have to say homemade soup or a stew give me a lot of comfort but unfortunately sweets manage to sneak in there too - not good for the figure........leslie crane, canada

  52. Anything with chocolate...good chocolate!
    Thanks for the fun!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin Prais-Hintz

    P.S. Sounds like a fun adventure you are on!

  53. Chicken and rice with sweet corn. Yum. I think of 'home' when I make it. I don't have a hometown, home was where mom and dad laid their heads. Mom made this every birthday (still does and I'll be 45 this month!). Simple but special :)

    Charlene Burke
    Indiana - where the sweet corn is almost as good as they grow in Michigan!

  54. my fav is mac n cheese as well, but sometimes i like to put bacon in it but definitely has to have fresh grated nutmeg.

    amanda le blanc

  55. My grandmother would make cherry pie for me. I love cherry pie. My mother would make grilled cheese with pickles and tomato soup. Yum.
    Elaine Rusk, Kansas


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