We’ll show you how you can turn “Brrrrr” into “Yummm.”
Take Off Your Scarf and Put on Your Chef Hat
We put together some of our favorite cozy and warm recipes for you to explore.
If it’s snowing, raining, or simply too cold to travel to a store or restaurant, you can rest easy to know that with just a few clicks you can have a cozy and warm meal sent straight to your home.
Just that idea warms your heart, doesn’t it?
Allow for us to also warm your tummy, with classics like chicken pot pie, stuffed quesadillas, satisfying ramen, chicken and biscuit stew, meaty lasagna, matzo ball soup, and sweet cinnamon buns.
You know that feeling people get when they fall in love? We hope you feel that way when you see these seven cozy and warm recipes we picked out for you.
1) Mom’s Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie—All Recipes
This easy homemade chicken pot pie takes less than two hours to make, from start to finish. Do you want to know the secret? Our family-favorite uses pre-made biscuit dough for the top crust. There aren’t many things more satisfying than generous portions of a skinless chicken breast, peas, carrots, and a delectable, velvety sauce. First, your kitchen smells amazing while the pie bakes; next, you feel like a genius for picking this meal out for your family.
2) Epazote, Mushroom, and Roasted Corn Quesadilla—Sammy’s Island
Epazote is an herb that’s native to South America. You’ll find it in many dishes below the border, and not as frequently in the United States. This is one of the features that make this quesadilla by Sammy’s Island both special and authentic. With melted Monterey Jack Cheese, Herdez Ranchera Salsa, avocado, and cilantro all you have to do is add a margarita to your menu, and then you’ve got yourself the perfect staycation.
Plus, a portion of all proceeds from Sammy’s Island Chef’d meal kits will be donated to Food Pantry / LAX, an emergency food resource for low-income residents of Los Angeles.
3) Vegetarian Miso Ramen—Chef’d
This is not your typical ramen. It will blow the paper lid off any instant ramen you might be tempted to grab to soothe a late-night craving. Our vegetarian miso ramen is free of animal-based products but packed with traditional Eastern ingredients like shiitake mushrooms, nori komi furikake, sambal chili paste, and red cabbage. And to make things better, it takes only ten minutes to make.
4) Chicken and Biscuit Stew—Chef’d
It’s not just a stew, and it’s not just a biscuit. It’s better. This Chicken & Biscuit Stew is a delectable layer of buttery, soft biscuits that sit pretty on top of a rich and hearty chicken stew.
With yellow onion, fresh parsley, carrots and Yukon potatoes, this is this type of stew that you’ll want to eat after a long day of throwing snowballs.
5) Meaty Lasagna—Fabio Viviani
This cozy recipe is based on a crowd-pleaser at Fabio Viviani's restaurant Bar Siena in Chicago. This lasagna is the real deal, like something an Italian grandmother would whip up before declaring, “Mangia!”
The tomato sauce is flavored with vegetables like onions, carrots, and celery, the layers of pasta are segmented with béchamel sauce with a touch of nutmeg, and of course, the cheeses are rich ricotta and savory parmesan. You won’t be able to put your fork down with this lasagna recipes.
6) Matzo Ball Egg Drop Soup—Soy Vay
It doesn’t need to be cold outside to want to warm yourself with a bowl of heartwarming Matzo Ball soup from Soy Vay. This recipe is a flavorful mash-up that pairs a traditional Jewish comfort dish with unique Chinese flavors, matzo meal meets teriyaki sauce. It’s a foodie’s fusion wish come true.
The marinade used in this recipe is based on a true story about a friendship between a Jewish boy and a Chinese girl. The result is this delicious cultural and flavor combination with eggs that form silky ribbons through the warm and soothing broth, and matzo balls that are seasoned to perfection.
7) Cinnamon Morning Buns—Chef’d
Despite what the name suggests, these cinnamon buns are enjoyable at all hours of the day, not just in the morning hours. With just six ingredients, you can make the cinnamon buns of your dreams. Sticky, gooey, and sweet, the frosting tops the fluffy display of dough. Nobody will think twice if you’re caught licking your fingers. They’re that good. From prep to when their done baking, you can have these tasty buns on the table in less than an hour.
You Don’t Need Snow Tires to Enjoy These Meals
When the weather is cold, what do you like to eat to warm yourself? Do you have an affinity more for soup or hearty dishes? When your cravings kick in, do you prefer savory items or something sweet? We love hearing from you. Start the conversation by leaving a comment below or by asking a question.
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