Happy New Year!
Since our blog on our favorite fall dishes was such a success, we thought we would share our favorite winter foods and recipes that make the season special to us. Get prepared with your recipe app or your recipe cards because we know we have some interesting options you will want to add to your winter feast this year.
Everyone is feeling the pinch of inflation at the grocery store, it’s not just you.
If beef is a little expensive for your taste right now, we recommend this white chicken chili. Get the comfort of a warm winter chili with a bit less cost and a bit more crunch. The crushed tortilla chips on the top add that crunch and lean into the more Mexican themes of this chicken dish. This includes jalapeno, cilantro and green chilies, for those who are into these intense flavors.
In any area, mac and cheese is one of the more comforting, carby dishes around.
When you try this southern rendition, you’ll be impressed at how creamy it is. It’s a simple combination of mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, and processed cheese (Velveeta), which make this dish both creamy and tangy. You also might be surprised that there are two eggs in the ingredient list–which hold this decadent dish together. You’ll find this dish satisfies adults, but also helps kids who are picky eaters get something down happily.
The pot roast is the staple of many families’ winter meal rotation.
You might have even added sweet potatoes to your roast before, but have you ever thought of adding spice, oranges, and Calabrian chile gremolata? This pot roast has all of those unique ingredients to create a zesty, warm roast that is still as hearty as you expect any roast to be. It’s slow to cook but oh so worth the wait.
Cooking for vegans does not have to mean mastering a list of substitutions.
A kale and white bean soup is a typical winter offering for people of most dietary needs, and this version from Umami Girl is not much different. Not to underscore how delicious it is—it is just a simple way to serve up something that you and your vegan family members will enjoy. With celery, carrot, onion, potatoes, white beans, kale, and simple ingredients to add more flavor, this soup will surely become a staple for you.
Even if your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you can still cheat occasionally.
Winter desserts demand marshmallows, from sweet potato casserole to Rice Krispie squares and smore brownies. There are plenty of ways to use marshmallows all winter, and making your own takes every one of these dishes up a notch. Homemade is much better than store-bought and so simple.
Check out this recipe which offers instructions on how to pull off your own pillowy marshmallows.
There’s no better way to combat the cold and darkness with these great tastes of winter!
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