15 Comfort Foods That Will Make You Feel Better About Life Today

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It's been a long effing year. No matter how you felt about the election, today marks the beginning of a big change in our country. And while we are all grappling with complex emotions right now, in the coming days, we will try to move forward, one way or another.

Everyone copes in different ways, but I think many of us can agree that some good old-fashioned mac and cheese, nachos, or spaghetti would really hit the spot right about now. Ahead, find 15 comfort food recipes that, if nothing else, will distract you with delicious-looking photos for the next five minutes.
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Photo: Courtesy of Yammie's Noshery.
Nutella Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins
If you're currently spoon-deep in a jar of Nutella, consider using it to stuff pumpkin muffins.
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Cheesy Meatball Pull-Apart Pizza Ring
Cheese, meatballs, and marinara are already a comfort food trifecta, and this recipe ensures you'll have plenty of ooey-gooey cheese moments.
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Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is.
Breakfast Burgers With Maple Aioli
We're smiling just thinking about this cheeseburger-breakfast-sandwich hybrid.
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S'mores Waffles With Nutella & Toasted Coconut
As if we needed an excuse to eat s'mores and Nutella for breakfast.
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Creamy Tomato Soup With Brown Butter Garlic Croutons
We might be voting-age grown-ups now, but nothing will ever be more comforting than a bowl of after-school-style tomato soup.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen.
Homemade Soft Caramels
There's never a wrong time for chewy, melt-in-your-mouth caramels.
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Patty Melt Grilled Cheese
Oh hey, it's the cheeseburger's grilled-cheese-like cousin. We'll take five.
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Midnight Mocha Chocolate Chunk Brownies
You can never have too much chocolate when you're having a bad day.
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Sheet Pan Nachos
Make two of these if you're sharing with friends. One for you and one for everyone else!
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Slow Cooker Beef Ragu With Pappardelle
Rich, creamy ragu with pasta is exactly what we need right now.
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Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Snack-sized grilled cheese means ample tomato-soup dunking.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen.
Bakery Style Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can never go wrong with a batch of cookies.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen.
Creamy Mac & Cheese With Bacon
Why not go all-out and add bacon to your mac and cheese?
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Cheeseburger Quesadillas
This mashup just dropped the mic on all other mashups.
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