The holidays are over. While it’s always fun to set up the decorations and lights, it’s a bit of a bummer to take them down. Taking down the lights, ornaments, and especially the tree means waiting another year before the cheery decor returns again.

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Don’t fret. You can let the happiness continue with some comfort food for the new year. Here are some of our favorite customer-submitted comfort foods and why people love them. Bundle up and take in some bites of these warm, delicious comfort foods.

Good Old Fashioned Pie

Nothing is more American than apple pie – tangy-sweet apples wrapped in a yummy lattice crust! Just reading about it brings thoughts of comforting warm bites, fruit fragrance, and delightful sweet tastes.

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is an English classic meat dish that comes with a unique mashed potato crust. In decades and centuries of the past, leftover roasted meats of any kind were reinvented so as to avoid any wasted food. That desire to preserve food led to Shepherd’s Pie. And now we can all enjoy the delicious ingredients of mashed potatoes, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, and more.
Want to make your own Shepherd’s Pie? The recipe calls for boiling peeled potatoes and once cooked, mashing them with the addition of butter, salt, pepper then yolk until smooth and creamy. While you preheat the oven to 400° F, prepare the filling of onion, garlic, carrots, seasonings, and meat.

Sprinkle a little flour to the mixture for desired texture. Optionally add tomato paste and cook to desired thickness. Then, mix everything together into a glass baking dish and bake for roughly thirty minutes.

Chicken Pot Pie

“Pie’s” of various sorts are always comforting. In addition to Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie is equally delicious and comforting. Your mouth starts to water as you envision the flaky pastry crust filled with chicken and veggies.

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