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Macaroni and cheese with prosciutto. Chef Jeff blogs about food and recipes on

There's not much doubt about what constitutes comfort. According to Wikipedia, comfort food is usually traditional, has a nostalgic or sentimental appeal or simply provides an easy-to-eat, easy-to-digest meal rich in calories, nutrients or both. I think most of us can agree with that.

But because not all people have the same tastes, comfort food can include things such as grilled cheese, tuna casserole, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and beef stroganoff, for example.

Another food that ranks high according to a reader's poll conducted by the website is macaroni and cheese. I like a good mac 'n' cheese recipe, so if a new one comes to my attention, there's a good chance we might have it for dinner in the near future.

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