5 Comfort Foods to Get You Through to Tax Day


Working right up to the deadline to get your taxes prepared—again? Take a break from the 1040 and soothe your soul with these elevated comfort foods from the CIA kitchens.

If you’ve already filed, congratulations! You deserve comfort food too.


  1. Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Chanterelles

We’re leading off with the quintessential comfort food. And because it’s CIA mac ’n cheese—with Gruyère and nutty chanterelle mushrooms—you know it’s gonna be amazing.

Click here for the recipe: https://blog.ciachef.edu/macaroni-cheese-with-peas-and-chanterelles/


  1. Cream of Tomato Soup

Because anything that takes you back to a warm, soothing lunch made by your mom is good.

Click here for the recipe: https://www.ciafoodies.com/cream-of-tomato-soup/


  1. Croque Monsieur

What pairs perfectly with tomato soup? Grilled ham and cheese! This classic will transport you to a French bistro in one bite. (Hope you stocked up on Gruyère.)

Click here for the recipe: https://www.ciafoodies.com/grilled-ham-and-cheese/


  1. Risotto with Scallops and Asparagus

This rice dish is super satisfying. Bonus: Its creaminess doesn’t even come from cream—it’s the cooking process, where chicken broth is added and absorbed gradually, releasing the starch slowly.

Click here for the recipe: https://www.ciafoodies.com/risotto-with-scallops-and-asparagus/


  1. Chocolate Mousse

Rich. Chocolate. ’Nuff said.

Click here for the recipe: https://www.ciafoodies.com/chocolate-mousse/