Heartbreak is a common experience of the human condition. British singer Adele proved with her break up songs just how prevalent and relevant heartbreak is among music fans this week at the Grammys 2012 when her break up songs earned her six golden statues. Adele won 6 Grammy awards including “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Album of the Year.” We love Adele lyrics so much because we can all relate. There’s no better time for fans to celebrate Adele songs than the week of Valentine’s Day.
It’s been said the period between New Year’s and Valentine’s Day is a peak break-up period. If your relationship is a recent casualty, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone–lots of folks have been breaking up. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is over, and you no longer have to be bombarded by a disproportionate number of online dating TV commercials, chick-flick reruns and red chocolate aisles at grocery stores and drug stores. If you so wish, now’s a great time to stock up on discount Russell Stover and Fannie May before they clear the aisles completely. But, fear not, store aisles will soon be filled with optimistic, pastel promises of spring with little white bunnies and eggs.
After you’ve personally cleared out the discount chocolate aisle, you might need more help getting over a break up. Adele chooses to “set fire to the rain,” but I say get in your kitchen and light the burner on your stove. Making comfort food after a break-up is a great idea, as many find cooking to be really therapeutic. Don’t run to the store and buy junk food. The best break up food is the food you make in your own kitchen. Not to mention, breakup comfort food recipes are delicious! We’ve got a list of the Top 10 Break-Up Foods you can make at home.
Breaking Up – Essential Comforts for the Recently Broken Up
I would suggest starting with RecipeLion’s recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream. The recipe title is a terrific metaphor for how you’re likely feeling, and chocolate is always a great solution for how to get over a break up. The recipe includes honey, vanilla, sugar, bittersweet chocolate, rum and more. If chocolate’s not your bag, RecipeLion.com has a collection of 30 Frozen Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth. The collection includes many varieties of frozen desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth, including Delicious Snickers Pie, Frozen Grasshopper Surprise, a copycat recipe for the famous Wendy’s Frosty, Cranberry Raspberry Sherbet and more.
Macaroni and Cheese
Let’s face it, good break up food is fattening, or else it wouldn’t be good break up food. Indulge, and pile on the cheese! Our friends at AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com have great slow cooker recipes for macaroni and cheese. Cooking it in your slow cooker ensures that you’ll be in gooey, cheesy comfort food heaven. One recipe to try is AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes’ Marvelous Macaroni and Cheese. It only takes 5 hours to cook and there will be plenty for leftovers–or second’s! They also have many more slow cooker recipes for macaroni and cheese from which to choose.
While we’re on the topic of cheese, let’s not forget glorious pizza! Before dialing your favorite delivery spot, consider making a recipe for a homemade version! Our friends at AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com have myriad copycat pizza recipes. For instance, check out their recipes for Copycat Pizza Hut Pan Pizza (pictured above). They also have other great pizza varieties such as Applebee’s Veggie Patch Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Copycat Papa John’s Chicken Club Pizza And Pizza Crescents, Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza and more.
Not all of your indulges for getting over a break up need to be super fattening, thanks to our friends at FaveDiets.com. For instance, try their recipe for Coconut Fudge Brownies. Made with brown rice flour and coconut cream, these brownies are a bit lighter, with all that chocolaty decadence you’re craving. They have some other great options such as Chocolate Cake in a Mug and No-Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies.
Fried food can be your best friend if you’re looking for the best break up food. We have a collection of 11 Irresistible KFC Restaurant Copycat Recipes that will wow your taste buds! Our collection includes recipes for KFC Inspired Fried Chicken, Homemade KFC Buttermilk Biscuits and more!
Make homemade microwave popcorn and add your favorite toppings with copycat recipes for microwave popcorn and kettle corn from our friends at AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com. Try their recipe for Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn, Homemade Kettle Corn and more.
More suggestions to combine your great loves:
- Brownie Pizza
- Copycat McDonald’s Big Mac
- Home-style Cheesy Hash Brown Slow Cooker Casserole
- Impossibly Easy Taco Pie
So turn up your stereo or iPod and sing along to Adele lyrics while you cook. You’ll find that comfort food after a break-up is the best medicine! The best break up food is made by you!