Seasonal Recipe Spotlight: Warm and Cozy

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

We were tempted to stand with our head over a pot of simmering chicken stock all morning. It’s cold out, and while we enjoy complaining about it, it would obviously be better to do something more productive – like cook.

Warm and cozy food is what we want right now – recipes with all the comfort of familiarity. Nostalgia usually is a factor; we love our mom’s beef stew and dumplings, warm cinnamon muffins straight from the oven, and our own braised Greek green beans.

What is warm and cozy food to you?

Soup of course always hits the spot; we have a gift of creamy tomato soup waiting to be eaten for lunch. Also try the Mushroom Soup from earlier this week or this Gooey, Cheesy Baked Onion Soup.

Potatoes also feel warm and cozy – we are eyeing this Potato and Bacon Cake, also from Leite’s Culinaria.

Oatmeal, too, feels hearty and warm. Try steel-cut oats for breakfast and this oatmeal cake for dessert.

What are you cooking to stay warm and feel cozy?

(Image credit: Faith Hopler for Apartment Therapy)