What's Your Favorite Winter Comfort Food?

We woke up this morning to several inches of snow and a cloud-filled sky promising more to come. This kind of weather calls for some serious comfort food. That’s what we’re talking about this week on The Kitchn, and we have plenty of soul-satisfying recipes and ideas for keeping warm to share. What’s your favorite comfort food?

For us, nothing hits the spot on a cold day better than a good stew. Chili, beef and barley, minestrone - you name it, we’ll make it. We love puttering around the kitchen as the sunlight starts to fade and then letting the soup bubble quietly on the back burner for a few hours. Anticipating that first bowl is half the ritual.

Any recipe that fills the house with the smells of good food is comfort food in our minds:

Beef and Barley Stew
Chili Con Carne
Chicken Divan Casserole
Lasagne
Macaroni and Cheese

What about you? Is there a particular dish that you crave more than any others this time of year?

Related: Cooking with Beer: Best Brews for Winter Stews

(Images: Nealey Dozier and Faith Durand)