This might be an unpopular opinion, but I happen to love these cold, dark mid-winter days. Perhaps you’re shaking your head or scoffing in disbelief, but hear me out: Right now is the perfect time for hunkering down in the kitchen. Maybe that means a cooking or baking project, a hearty slow-cooked braise, or a big pot of extra-cozy soup. The slower pace that comes with winter weekends is perfect for setting up a leisurely brunch. How about kicking off the weekend with French toast or a skillet pancake that can feed the whole table? A lot of Kitchn editors have also been gushing over our newly published Persian eggs, so if a savory breakfast is more your style, this is one to try.
Even if football isn’t your thing or your team isn’t going to the Super Bowl, it’s fun to still get behind game-day snacks. And, I mean, with a lineup of nacho fries (yes, a copycat of the Taco Bell ones), wings, cheesy dip, and pull-apart bubble bread, how could you not get at least a little bit excited?
At Kitchn, we’ve always been strong believers that Valentine’s Day is more fun celebrated at home. Embrace the day by cooking something special for yourself, your partner, a friend, or your family. Steak is a classic, although brown butter Parmesan pasta is a fast and fancy dinner that’s likely to be a surefire hit. A little something sweet — say, brownies, pudding cakes, or red velvet cupcakes — is definitely a good idea, too.
February is a month to cozy up with meals that’ll warm you from the inside out and make something like feels like a treat to yourself. Here are 28 our favorite ideas to inspire your cooking (and baking!) all month long, because we want you to have a positively delicious month ahead.