Winter Flavors

Tuscan Potato Soup

It’s still soup season and this Tuscan Potato Soup with sausage is perfect for warming you up.

Miso-Coconut Noodle Soup

Not only is it ready in under 30 minutes, but it’s also kid-approved, meaning even the pickiest eaters in your household will enjoy it.

Winter Citrus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This arugula, avocado, and blood orange salad with orange vinaigrette is a yummy way to get your fruits and veggies in the winter.

Instant Pot: Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

This Split Pea Soup is a warming soup that can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes, thanks to your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It has a rich split pea base with a wonderful smoked ham flavor running through it.

Zuppa di Lenticchie: Italian Lentil Soup

Zuppa di Lenticchie is a hearty Italian lentil and vegetable soup that was born out of cucina povera cooking.

Lasagna Soup

This Lasagna Soup Recipe is an incredibly hearty meal you can easily whip up in less than an hour. It boasts everything you love about lasagna, without all the work.

Double Lentil Dahl

This simple vegan two lentil Dahl requires only easy-to-find ingredients and little more than a few chops and several stirs to make. It’s the perfect protein-rich meal to prepare on a Sunday and enjoy throughout the week, and it can easily be doubled or even tripled and then frozen.

20-Minute Coconut Noodle Soup

A pot of vegetarian Coconut Noodle Soup can be prepared in just 20 minutes, and that makes for a perfect weeknight dinner. Cozy as can be!

Chef Amanda Cohen’s 5 Kitchen Basics For a Cozy Winter Weekend of Delicious Comfort Food

We made it through one Polar Vortex and if you live in the east or midwest, you know that another one is never too far off. Hunker down this weekend and stay warm, but you’ll need to do some (minimal) prep work first. Chef Amanda Cohen – the James Beard Award-nominated owner of NYC’s Dirt Candy – has complied some tips and tricks to tucking in while not breaking the bank with delivery costs. And as a Toronto native she’s a pro at battling the cold!

Chickpea Ragu and Polenta

Hearty, vegetarian chickpea ragu served over creamy, goat cheese polenta. A delightfully cozy meal.

Veggie-Loaded Winter Dishes

We may be in the dead of winter, but there are still plenty of cozy, veggie-loaded dishes to devour. Here are a few of our favorites.

Chickpea and Basmati Rice-Stuffed Eggplant

Dig into this beautifully-spiced side dish made of eggplant stuffed with flavorful basmati rice and chickpeas.

Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Get cozy with these Italian meatballs and spaghetti squash served with an extra-creamy tomato sauce.

Braised Lamb Shanks

Dig into this cozy meal of braised lamb shanks that is as comforting as a warm blanket on a snowy evening.

How to Whole Roast Cauliflower

For a stunning side dish or main attraction, learn how to roast cauliflower whole with flavorful spices to match the presentation.

Gnocchi All’Arrabbiata

Dig into this delicious Gnocchi All’Arrabbiata recipe which is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make.

Instant Pot Chicken-Green Chili

If you want a comforting, warm, hearty meal that you can easily make on a…

Get Cozy with Pasta: Favorite Winter Pasta Recipes

In the winter we crave carbs. It’s all a part of our hibernation process. Check out these favorite winter pasta recipes to get cozy with.

Lamb Ragu Pappardelle Meets IGT Rosso Santa Cristina Wine

A hearty winter dish of Lamb Ragu Pappardelle is a delicious taste of Tuscany to pair with an IGT wine, Santa Cristina Rosso 2016, which provides another taste of the land.

Tofu and Squash Buddha Bowl

Get on board with this squash Buddha bowl loaded with tofu and veggie atop delicious coconut rice.

Instant Pot Minestrone and Cavit Wine

This vegetarian Instant Pot Minestrone Soup with pasta and beans is a fast and healthy weeknight dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. Cozy and comforting and perfect with a glass of Cavit Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chinese-Spiced Chicken Noodle Soup

Loaded with veggies like broccolini and plenty of ginger, this Chinese-spiced chicken noodle soup is so warm and healing.

Indian Red Lentil Soup

Hearty, cozy, meatless. This Indian red lentil soup, also known as Bombay Dal Soup, is made with warming spices that are commonly found in Indian cooking for a perfect meal on a cold day.

French Baked Eggs and Toast

Eggs are baked until runny with cream soaked toast for this easy, savory version of French toast, also known as oeufs au plat Bressanne.

Masala and Sausage Cassoulet

This Masala and Sausage Cassoulet is a delicious spin on the traditional French dish, featuring rich masala spices paired with French red wines. Loaded with beans, sausage, and bacon, this is the incredible comfort food we want to be enjoying all season long.

Winter Wine and Fondue Party

Get cozy this winter with a warm evening of wine paired with cheese and chocolate fondue.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha

It’s that time of year again where Peppermint Mochas are in season! And although going to a local coffee shop is fun, you can make your own Homemade Peppermint Mocha at home.

Creamy Mushroom and Fennel Polenta with a Refreshing Chardonnay

As a main dish or stellar side, this creamy mushroom and fennel polenta is a cozy dish we will be enjoying all winter long and pairing with a refreshing glass of Chardonnay.

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Bowl and Pinot Grigio

Take a moment to care for yourself, nutrients and all. Dive into this colorful and nourishing hummus bowl paired with a Pinot Grigio wine.

Heartwarming Middle Eastern Style Red Lentil Soup

A satisfying meal does not necessarily come in multiple courses. This middle eastern red lentil soup is a meal all on its own and will be sure to satisfy.

Winter Chilean Seabass Soup by Avra Madison

Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a steaming bowl of soup. Specifically, a hearty Greek-style fish stew, because no one does fish stews better than the Greeks, right?

Sausage Peppers and Polenta Bake

This polenta bake is a cozy one for sure. Slow cooking is the key to perfectly creamy and luscious polenta.

Rich and Velvety Mushroom Soup

A hearty, flavorful soup loaded with fresh, roasted mushrooms to bring out all the wonderful flavors.

Authentic New England Clam Chowder

Make this an interesting day by focusing on the food… and not your standard game-day-fare. No. We make dishes that are indigenous to the areas in the country where the teams are from.

Baked Beans with Pancetta

This is how baked beans are supposed to taste. Get your brown sugar out of here.

Creamy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Kale Crisps

Tonight make this creamy pumpkin and carrot soup with kale crisps for dinner.

Winter Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie, a delicious casserole (also great to get rid of leftovers) and fast to prepare. An easy recipe for cold, freezing days.

Creamy Corn and Sweet Potato Soup

It’s Meatless Monday! and having this creamy, savory, vegetarian soup for dinner tonight will warm the soul.

Creamy Lobster and Shrimp Stuffed Pasta Shells

This Creamy Lobster Shrimp Stuffed Shells recipe is easy to make and is gorgeous enough to serve at any special occasion. Hint: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup

Extra quick One Pot Noodles with Chicken is incredibly easy and fast and also gluten free too. A brilliant idea if I must say so myself! Watch the video.

5 Recipes with Pickled Ingredients

For those who prepped for the hibernation season back in the fall, the time is ripe for enjoying the pickled and preserved ingredients that have been waiting to be popped out of those airtight jars. Here are five satisfying recipes that will add that tickle to your salivary glands.

Afghan Red Lentil Soup

This is a bowl of comfort. Steaming with red lentils, cumin, mint, and lemon.

Create an Umbria Inspired Winter Dinner Menu

A landlocked area rich in Italian tradition, pretend you are in Umbria and cook a meal with authentic cheese, pork and olive oil.

Tuscan-Style Roasted Chicken

Inspired by what the land produces, Tuscan chicken is roasted with simple vegetables for big flavors.

Pine Cocktails? We’re into it.

As each annual festive season brings an abundance of delicious cocktails made with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin, some of New York City’s most revered bartenders are bringing one of the most seasonal yet overlooked ingredients to the forefront; introducing creative ways of using pine in cocktails.

Five Margaritas to Sip to the New Year

What to do when the champagne stops flowing? Sick of overly sweet, diluted cocktails? Bring in the New Year with margaritas! Here are five well done twists to the refreshing cocktail.

Crispy Baked Gnocchi with Zesty Lemon and Peas

After boiling, the gnocchi is baked in butter until browned. Then back to the oven with peas and finished with lemon zest and parmesan for a delightful dish.

Boozy Eggnogs for a Merry Christmas

Put some pizazz into that velvety eggnog this season.

Tea Pairing Tips for a Holiday Dinner

This season, make tea your go-to beverage when the temperatures drop down below. Here are a few hot tips to provide courtesy of ITMA (International Tea Masters Association)-certified tea sommelier and innkeeper Frankee Muller of Voss Inn Bed & Breakfast in Bozeman, MT.

Jalapeño Christmas Cheese Ball

This jalapeño popper cheese ball is a delicious party snack that’s a little bit kitschy, a lot delicious, and sure to be a crowd pleaser!

An Allergy Friendly Menu for Your Next Holiday Party

Don’t wait till the New Year to get off to a great start. Even though the holidays are in full swing, there are alternative options to a holiday menu that are just as comforting and tasty.

Chestnut Old Fashioned Cocktail

Make this classic cocktail taste more like the holidays by adding the taste of roasted chestnuts.

Hash Browns with Gravy

Have a comforting breakfast today with hash browns, rich gravy, and runny yolk eggs.

Warm Winter Drink: Glogg

Glogg is more than a mulled wine. It will give you a feeling of comfort and coziness and let any worries or problems slip away, if only for a little while.