We’ve all been there—it’s been a long, hard day and you’ve come home exhausted. Your first stop? The fridge. Here, 15 dishes that bring us back up again.
Genevieve Monsma – Beauty Director
This dish was the first thing she learned to make growing up, and it has stayed a family favorite. “Tomatoes have always been comforting, even when I was pregnant.”
Rebecca Adler Warren – Associate Editor
“Even bad pizza tastes good.”
Nancy Stedman – Deputy Editor, Health
“I like it because it’s creamy and sharp.” Try it with some crackers for an afternoon snack.
Nanette Varian – Features Editor
“For some reason, when I don’t feel well, nothing hits the spot like simple cooked pasta shells with American cheese melted on top and a can of Coke.”
Stephanie von Hirschberg – Features Editor
For her, it’s a sweet post-work comfort. “I don’t like to cook when I get home. I eat my main meal during the day.“
Jamie Miles – Editorial Assistant
“If you start your morning with pancakes, you know it’s going to be a great day.”
Nicole Papantoniou – Web Assistant
Her mother made the classic dish every time she came home from college. “It’s nice and hearty and brings me back to my childhood.”
Cathleen Medwick – Literary Editor
“I used to love those big bars of chocolate from Scharffen Berger because you could gnaw on it, like a bone. It’s very comforting.”
Susan Swimmer – Contributing Fashion Features Editor
“You dunk it, of course.” Despite the comfort she gets from the classic combo, both of her kids think it’s gross.
Tina Carr – Market Assistant
“It’s my food splurge.”
Susan Toepfer – Contributing Entertainment/Features Editor
“Macaroni and cheese and sautéed spinach is my all time favorite dinner.” She makes both gooey dishes from scratch.
Daniela Jelaska – Assistant to the Editor in Chief
“It’s special because you don’t eat it every day.”
Deanna Pai – Fashion/Beauty Assistant
She likes it crispy, not greasy. “I like the noise it makes when it’s being fried—the pops and sizzles.”
Rebecca MacCurtain – Accessories Editor
She likes the fried chicken dished out at Hill Country, a barbecue restaurant in Manhattan. “I like to eat bad food because I usually just eat salads.”
Mary Kate Frank – Consulting Associate Editor
“It’s something I don’t allow myself very much of and it reminds me of growing up.”
Ila Stanger – Managing Editor
“It is a tie: pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe or Haagen Dazs butter pecan ice cream.”
Check out these recipes for summer salads.
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