Favorite Cold Weather Recipes

There is nothing more comforting to me than curling up with a delicious and cozy meal on a chilly fall or winter day. These two seasons are the ultimate time for comfort food and there are so many recipes that I look forward to making this time of year. There are several that I have in constant rotation. I love getting new cozy recipes ideas so I thought I would share a few of my favorites. These would also be perfect to make the weekend after Thanksgiving when you still have family and friends in town!

Chicken “Pot” Hand Pies

Chicken pot pie is such a great comfort food. We made these hand-pie versions last fall for a family dinner and we love them. And as an added bonus they freeze super easy so you can make a large batch and tuck them away in the freezer to pull out throughout winter for an easy lunch/dinner.

ChiliDSC_0826

I probably make this at least once a month during the colder season. I base mine off of this recipe but have tweaked it over the past few years to make it perfect. Chili is absolutely one of those dishes that you can easily make your own or to your preference. Its easy to throw together and perfect on cold days.

Caramel Apple CiderCaramel Apple CiderI LOVE sipping on apple cider on a crisp fall day. The caramel apple spice from Starbucks is a weakness of mine but I love this at-home recipe too!

French Onion Soup

This soup is time consuming and a bit labor intensive, but SO worth it. There are several recipes for French Onion Soup that don’t take nearly as long to make but they don’t even compare. We make this soup several times during fall and winter and it never disappoints.

Beef Bourguignon

This is an ultimate comfort food in our house. I couldn’t find a link to the recipe that we use, but this one is very similar. Again, this is a bit more time consuming but such a great dish. Especially for a cozy date night in.

Roasted Cauliflower SoupDSC_0632This soup is amazing. I know it sounds like it may be a bit “too healthy” to be good but don’t let the fact that it is cauliflower fool you, this soup is rich and creamy goodness. And the croutons, Parmesan and beet chips are the perfect addition. The recipe is from Ad Hoc by Thomas Keller but you can also find it here.


Winter is my favorite time to cook and I love trying new recipes so if you have any cold weather/comfort food favorites, let me know!

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