Comfort Food with a Twist from Bick’s®

Despite variances between countries, cultures, and individual people, one thing about comfort foods tends to stay the same. As the name suggests, comfort foods give you, well, comfort. As the cold weather begins to announce its intent to stay for a while, be ready to dig into something that hugs you right back – comfort food that, with the help of Bick’s, is savoury, scrumptious and irresistible.

Comfort foods have a knack for putting you at ease and making you feel satisfied and content after a tasty bite to eat. They help you feel warm and pleasantly full on a cold winter's day. They can bring back memories of meals shared with loved ones that warm the heart.

To help battle the chilly weather and shorter days, unleash your creative flair by experimenting with some deliciously fun twists on classic comfort foods with some tips from Bick’s.

Six Comfort Food Classics with a Twist

  • Meatloaf - Meatloaf is one of the all-time favourite comfort foods. Instead of going out of style, this hearty dish remains as popular today as ever. Substitute a different kind of ground meat, such as turkey, chicken, pork or lamb. Or thrill the family with a new Cheeseburger Meat Loaf recipe from Bick’s. Everything you love about cheeseburgers – Bick’s Sweet Green Relish, ketchup, onions, cheddar cheese and juicy ground beef – all stuffed inside a moist and flavourful meatloaf.


  • Bacon and Eggs - You can switch up this classic by serving Canadian Back Bacon, turkey bacon or smoked ham. Or combine all the best flavours of brunch into this make-ahead dish that’s perfect for cozy weekend get-togethers around the fire – Cheesy Bacon and Egg Bake from Bick’s. A yummy combination of crisp bacon, gooey cheese, eggs, bread and Bick’s Zesty Onion Relish.


  • Mashed Potatoes - One of the easiest ways to jazz up your mashed potatoes is by adding cheese. Stir some Cheddar, Beemster, chevre or cream cheese into hot mashed potatoes. If you’re serving mashed potatoes with beef or steak, a scrumptious way to add more flavour is with roasted garlic. You can also take your cue from the best potato salad recipes, and add Bick’s Baby Dills and Sour Cocktail Onions to turn average mashed potatoes into a zesty satisfying dish.


  • Macaroni and Cheese – Some might argue that you can’t improve on a classic, but this surely isn’t the case with macaroni and cheese. A simple change-up on the cheese can transform this dish, as can adding your favourite veggies, leftover meat, fish or poultry. Some restaurants even go so far as adding lobster meat to transform this classic into a gourmet feast. When game day arrives, greet your fans with a double serving of Chili Macaroni from Bick’s. Two comfort dishes in one!


  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - Simple to make, a favourite of all ages. If you’re in need of a little twist on your next grilled cheese, reach for some Bick’s Kosher Style Baby Dills in this Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich. It combines seven-grain bread, honey mustard, ham, aged Cheddar and the tangy crunch of Bick’s Baby Dill Pickles!


  • Pizza - Creating and grilling your own pizza at home can be quick and easy when you have whole-wheat pita bread, prepared pizza sauce and Bick’s Hot Banana Pepper Chunks on hand. Add a little shredded cheese, pepperoni or sausage and a few onions, and you’ve got a pizza party in the making.


Related Recipes

Cheeseburger Meat Loaves

Cheeseburger Meat Loaves
Sweet Green Relish, ketchup, onions, cheddar cheese and juicy ground beef – everything you love about cheeseburgers is stuffed inside this scrumptious new take on two traditional comfort foods.

 

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Bake Cheesy Bacon and Egg Bake
Combine the best flavours of brunch in this make-ahead dish that’s perfect for a cozy weekend get-together around the fire. A yummy combination of crisp bacon, gooey cheese, eggs, bread and Bick’s® Zesty Onion Relish.