Mod edit: Have merged this thread with the comfort foods one. Here is @Dan H.'s intro:
"So I guess most people in the world dont sustain themselves on Taco Bell and ice cream like me, and in fact they cook their own food.
So how many chefs we got here on MyGNR? Whats your signature dish? What kinds of food do you cook? Do you create your own recipes.
Share with me your best recipes and pics of your home cooked food, fatties."
when @Gracii Guns started her interior decorating thread it sparked an idea, home and hearth. and then i thought it might be fun to start a thread about comfort foods. this is the perfect time of year for me as soups and stews and such are so comforting in the colder weather. i thought we could name some of our favorite ones, share some recipes and things like that. the guys are welcome too, i know many men are into cooking these days!
anyway, i will start off with the dish i have made for Halloween for at least the last 10 years. i don't have a recipe but i have some tips. i used shredded beef in mine and i make it in my slow cooker. shredded beef is so much tastier than hamburger in chili IMO. i also use several kinds of chilis to layer the flavor. i use cayenne, New Mexico ground chili, and those chilis in adobo that come in the can...one or two and about a tablespoon or so of the sauce they are packed in. i also use fresh garlic, cumin, sea salt and a few twists of fresh ground pepper. i use a chuck roast for the beef and cook it in the slow cooker til it is tender enough to shred ( i use two forks to shred it. ) my cooker is pretty old so i cook it on high for an hour then go down to low for like 6 hours. if yours cooks faster just let it cook until the beef feels really tender. and then i add 2 cans of pinto beans ( some people think adding beans is a no-no but i have made it both with and without and my people prefer it with.)
then to serve i offer toppings. chopped onions, shredded cheese ( i use hot pepper jack ) sour cream and because i'm from Texas i offer Fritos too. but a nice homemade corn bread is good as well.
anyway, i hope some of you will share your comfort food faves, maybe recipes, whatever! let's have fun with it