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20 Great Dishes for Friends in Need

By Kelsey Banfield |

Peanut Butter Pie

Last month a friend and fellow food blogger, Jennifer Perillo, lost her husband unexpectedly. The food community came together in a show of support made this delicious Peanut Butter Pie as a way to honor Mikey Perillo’s memory. Reading about this prompted me to think of foods I would bring Jennie if I lived closer to her. I often bake for friends in need, and am I sure many of you have, too. I like to bring easy one-dish meals that can be reheated, light flavorful salads and warm, homey baked goods. Here are a few dishes from The Family Kitchen I think are fantastic for taking to friends in need. As you’ll notice, the last slide is Mikey’s Peanut Butter Pie. I would love to know what you bring to your friends when they need a warm meal and hug for comfort.

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20 Dishes for Friends in Need

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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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  1. Kelly says:

    My go-to meal is a three-cheese spaghetti bake. I like it because it’s easy for me to whip together in a pinch and it freezes well. I remember when friends brought meals to us after our daughter was born that we had an abundance of leftovers. It would have been nice to have been able to (or thought to) stick something in the freezer for a later date. This was one of the meals we received and I loved it so much, probably because it wasn’t a chicken casserole (which we seemed to receive en masse).

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