As a Southerner, ‘comfort food’ is one of my favorite phrases. I love fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, but my definition for comfort food has expanded to encompass a much wider variety of foods. Anything warm, really – cream and cheese are a bonus. There’s nothing like a warm meal to end a cold day and Winter is the perfect time to embrace slow cooking and enjoy heartier meals. When I think of Winter, I think of baked pasta and soup, but there’s so much more to enjoy! What’s your favorite Winter dish?
Coq au Vin with Brown Butter Smashed Potatoes (via Half Baked Harvest)
This French classic is easy (and you can cook it in just one pot)!
Caprese Tomato Spinach Soup (via More Please)
This tomato soup includes a hunk of mozzarella on top. YUM!
Creamy Greens & Coconut Linguine (via Foodess)
A simple pasta with a coconutty twist.
GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOM RISOTTO (via Pinch of Yum)
Risotto is top of my favorite Winter ingredients. And who doesn’t love garlic butter?
West African Peanut Soup (via Cookie and Kate)
I don’t think I’ve ever had peanut soup… this one looks interesting!
Ricotta Tomato Quesadillas (via Fork and Flower)
A European twist on a traditional Mexican classic.
Herb Roasted Tomato Carbonara with Prosciutto (via Half Baked Harvest)
Wow, can it get any better than this??
Creamy Mushroom Soup (via Frolic for Food)
Gluten-free and vegan eaters rejoice! This one’s for you.