Weather reports are buzzing with winter systems and polar vortexes, so we’re not even going to think about preparing any cold salads this week. Any mention of sorbet might get you a smack in the face, and gazpacho is off limits. Put on your kitchen slippers and dive into these 12 cold-weather-friendly recipes, which are best eaten from inside a blanket cocoon before Spring arrives.
Spiced chai tea meets a warm cocktail to give you double the warmth. Since you likely have have all the ingredients on hand, there’s no need to (ever) step outside your house.
There are plenty of ways to booze up your hot cocoa, but our current love interest is this bittersweet orange version. Pairs well with a fireplace and your chunkiest sweater.
The Bar Tartine chefs’ traditional soup is concrete proof that the fermented cabbage can do more than top a hot dog. The chiles are optional, but we highly suggest them—a bit of capsaicin-induced sweat can’t hurt.
There’s nothing soup can’t do, especially bowls that count as full meals. Take a hard pass on caprese salad and get the Italian taste of fresh basil via prosciutto-boosted broth instead.
The name of Jonathan Wu’s cook-as-you-go meal says it all. If you can convince your friends to brave the cold and join you for dinner, it’s the tastiest bonding activity you could do.
Our authentic Sunday sauce recipe requires you to stand over your stove a few points along the way, but when that’s the main heat source in your home, you probably won’t complain.
Think of it like garlicky mac ‘n’ cheese, where you swap in potato rounds for the pasta. If all gluten-free meals were this cheesy, it could be a food trend we get behind.
Eat these sugary swirls for dessert; pass out in a happy cinnamon-scented coma; wake up and eat the rest for breakfast. Repeat at will until you see the first signs of spring.