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One of the things I love about the month of February is staying home and enjoying the pleasure of comfort food. There is something very special about dishes that are familiar to your heart.

A reoccurring symbol of comfort represented by the word hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, like a Scandinavian football cheer with a Danish accent) is a crazy sounding word for cozy. Coziness is turning into  a snowballing obsession in Scandinavian countries like Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This growing obsession is a homespun pursuit for experiencing happiness in cold weather states!   All forms of expression are merrymaking, at it’s best. The long list includes pleasures such as candle light glow, warm knitted socks, wood burning fireplaces and steaming bowls of comfort food. Cravings to satisfy any one on a cold winter night.

Here’s a recipe
 for everyone who loves to twirl spaghetti on a fork. A recipe for everyone who loved making mud pies as a child and is still making meatballs as an adult! And a recipe for everyone who believes hot tomato sauce made from scratch or jarred happens to be the best perfume in the world.

Happiness is a big bowl of spaghetti, hand made meatballs and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

And by the way, love the one you’re with!

From my kitchen to yours,