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So Very Comforting


Although our trees are only starting to turn yellow, in a few short weeks, this picture will be a very accurate autumn view.

The days are still very pleasant — warm and sun-kissed with gentle breezes blowing through our now open windows. The air conditioning is most likely turned off for the year, and soon it will be time for evenings cuddled around the fireplace.

I would say that we have come down with our first colds of the season, however, autumn is still a week away — so this must be the one and only cold of summer.

There is something about having a cold that inspires me to cuddle up with a soft, warm blanket and look through my favorite comfort foods or recipes that I am sure would fall (I love a good pun) into that category. Mexican food, casseroles, Italian fare, and of course, something smooth and creamy for those tender sore throats — a nice chocolate cheesecake perhaps?

Sounds good to me!

 I’ve compiled a few of my favorites (and soon-to-be favorites) for you to peruse with me …

Let’s start off with a creamy, delicious Roasted Pepper Guacamole found at –looks fabulous, doesn’t it?

Homemade guacamole is one of my all-time favorites!

Next, let’s dive right into a flavorful and aromatic dish such as Chorizo & Thyme’s  Mexican Bean Soup, a light pasta with Creamy Zucchini Sauce from Emmi’s Cookin’ or a warm bowl of Minestrone Soup with Pasta, Beans and Vegetables from Books and Lavender.

I’m feeling so much better already! But wait, there’s more!

How about a hearty main dish such as Potato Gnocci from Marisa’s Italian Kitchen or Sue’s Mexican Chicken from Sadie’s Nest?

Yes, please! So very yummy!

Now for dessert. But seriously, how do I pick only one dessert? There are so many out there that catch my eye! But this recipe has been on my “must-try” list, and, I’m so excited to make this when I’m feeling better! Better yet, maybe someone (cough-coughJonathan) will make it for me — then I would feel much better right away!

Take a peek at this beautiful Cheesecake con Lunares de Chocolate and other fabulous desserts at El Postre de Ana.

So luscious and dreamy!

Thankfully, you don’t have to have a cold to enjoy these delicious comfort foods! But if you have to deal with a cold, wouldn’t this make it a little more bearable? I think so, and it’s definitely worth a try! 



  1. What a wonderful diverse menu Anna! Hope you get better soon 🙂

    1. Anna

      Thank you, Marisa!

  2. Shame Anna, so sorry about your cold and hope that by the time you see this, you are feeling loads better. The leaves on the trees look amazing, Autumn for you is around the corner ! Looking forward into looking over those recipes – yum, they sound really delicious. Take care, feel better sweet friend. x

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much, sweet friend! We are starting to feel so much better! 😀 I hope you have a lovely week!

  3. Hope you feel better soon.

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much! Feeling so much better today! I hope you are doing well also. 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  4. Hope you are feeling better! So many wonderful dishes to choose from!! 😀

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much, Jasmine! Starting to feel much better! 🙂

  5. I’m sorry you weren’t feeling well 🙁 But what a menu! I think I’d take my chances coming over for a line-up like that! And thank you for including me 🙂 xoxo

    1. Anna

      Thank you, Sadie! 🙂 Always a pleasure to share one of your yummy recipes! 😉

  6. Hi Anna, so sorry to hear you were not feeling well, but I hope that you are better by now. I’m catching up on your posts today and I wanted to thank you for the lovely mention. I can’t take credit for that soup but it sure is one of my favourites as it’s so simple to make and very comforting. Thanks so much xxx

  7. Hope you feel better sister xxx

    1. Anna

      Thank you, dear sis! 🙂 xoxo

  8. Beautiful fall photos Anna! I’m going to have to try the gnocchi recipe. I’ve never made them before.

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll enjoy the gnocchi recipe! Gnocchi is one of my favorites! 😉 Hope you are doing well!

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