Refined Comforts

Lavish comfort foods blend youthful indulgences with the need for refined tastes

Implications - As individuals mature into adulthood, enhancing their taste in consumption to a more eloquent level becomes a necessary transition. As a means to satisfy their refined palates, yet indulge in nostalgic homemade goods, consumers are turning to fusion recipes that feature unique ingredients and exotic tastes, combining home-cooked meals with the need for more cultured everyday experiences.
SCORE: 3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 18,753 Total Clicks Jun 13 - Mar 14
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Funky Fromage Desserts - Mac and Cheese Cheesecake Combines Two Beloved Dishes
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 3,860 Clicks Pub: Jan 2, 14
Funky Fromage Desserts
Mac and Cheese Cheesecake Combines Two Beloved Dishes
Food is becoming more and more of an experimental art form thanks to the slew of blogging foodies that inspire people to try even more interesting combinations such as the Mac and Cheese Cheesecake.... [More]
Stringy Pasta Ice Cream - This Spaghetti Ice Cream is a Sugar-Infused Way to Eat Pasta
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 4,836 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 13
Stringy Pasta Ice Cream
This Spaghetti Ice Cream is a Sugar-Infused Way to Eat Pasta
If you have ever wanted to combined pasta with something sweet, then this spaghetti ice cream is the next treat you need to try. Not only does this ice cream look amazing, it also tastes great.... [More]
Spaghetti-Themed Burgers - This Burger Replaces the Bun with Fried Spaghetti Noodles
SCORE: 3
Mild 6,957 Clicks Pub: Sep 1, 13
Spaghetti-Themed Burgers
This Burger Replaces the Bun with Fried Spaghetti Noodles
If you love to try gourmet burgers, this spaghetti burger comes sandwiched between two bundles of fried spaghetti noodles. A decadent burger combination to say the least, this burger takes spaghetti... [More]
Veggie Pizza-Inspired Lasagna - This Recipe for White Pizza Lasagna is Completely Vegetarian
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 1,257 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 13
Veggie Pizza-Inspired Lasagna
This Recipe for White Pizza Lasagna is Completely Vegetarian
This pizza lasagna recipe by the ‘How Sweet It Is’ blog combines two already awesome foods into a superdish. The pizza lasagna is extra Italian and is even tri-colored like the Italian... [More]
Canned Pasta-Infused Desserts - These SpaghettiOs Cupcakes Would Qualify as Dessert for Dinner
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 1,062 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 13
Canned Pasta-Infused Desserts
These SpaghettiOs Cupcakes Would Qualify as Dessert for Dinner
If you’re looking for new dishes to add to your weekly dinner menu, serve SpaghettiOs cupcakes to your family and see how they react. Although desserts are supposed to be sweet, these... [More]
Pastry Pasta Breakfast Dishes - This Pastry Pasta Recipe Adds Some Sweetness to a Basic Pasta Dish
SCORE: 1.4
Untested 781 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 14
Pastry Pasta Breakfast Dishes
This Pastry Pasta Recipe Adds Some Sweetness to a Basic Pasta Dish
Pasta recipes are typically full of pasta sauce, meat and all other manner of toppings and fillings. Chocolate and cinnamon are typically not on that list of accepted ingredients. It’s all... [More]