Snowstorm got you stuck inside? Sounds like the perfect time to ditch the shovel and cook some serious comfort food! Forget takeout and frozen stuff – we're talking 12 recipes so good, they'll warm your belly and chase away the winter blues faster than a snowman melts in July.
One-Pot Beef Stew
This Beef Stew is incredibly easy to make with rich, savory gravy, tender chunks of beef, and a medley of hearty vegetables, and it hits all the right notes of flavor and texture. It’s the perfect fall or winter dish that’s comforting, delicious, and a true family favorite! Get the recipe.
Chicken And Vegetable Orzo Risotto
One Pot Dinners have never been more delicious! If you're a fan of risotto, then you'll like this new twist on Italian classic. Chicken And Vegetable Orzo Risotto is loaded with comforting flavors and is made entirely in one pot. Weeknight comforting meals made easy! Get the recipe.
Easy Almond Paste Log
Banketstaaf is an amazingly simple Dutch almond pastry that takes only 10 minutes to assemble. The oven will do the rest of the work.
Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with a mixture of sweet almond paste and orange zest, rolled into a log, and baked until crispy perfection. Banket is an easy and delicious Dutch Christmas food made in no time. Get the recipe.
Pork And Beans
Craving a delicious dish that’s quick and easy to make? This Homemade Pork and Beans recipe is the one for you! With tender chunks of pork shoulder, crispy bacon, and soft navy beans, it’s a dish that's as satisfying as it looks! What’s best is that it’s ready from scratch in just 35 minutes! Get the recipe.
Chicken Ragu Pasta
This simple chicken ragu pasta may be easy to make and use everyday ingredients, but there's nothing basic about its flavor. This yummy, savory, and quick-to-make dinner idea is bound to become a favorite family meal. Enjoy this homemade pasta with ground chicken in just half an hour. Get the recipe.
Instant Pot Lava Cake
Calling all chocolate lovers!! Who could resist eating a molten chocolate lava cake? The running lava of chocolate running from the center is so satisfying. It’s hands down one of my favorite desserts! Get the recipe.
Hearty Minestrone Soup
This Minestrone Soup is a classic Italian dish that’s comforting, nutritious, and packed with hearty, wholesome ingredients like leeks, beans, and potatoes. It creates a satisfying and balanced meal that’s perfect for chilly winter days with some crusty bread. Get the recipe.
Easy Potato And Eggplant Stew
This thick and hearty Potato Stew recipe features tender potatoes, delicious aromatics, and also some chewy eggplants for a wholesome dinner meal. It's incredibly easy to make and can be ready in just under an hour, making this is the ultimate vegan stew. Get the recipe.
Creamy Parmesan Soup
I won't lie when I tell you that French Parmesan Soup will knock your socks off. Intense Parmesan flavor, unforgettable taste, crispy bacon and garlicky croutons make this silky soup an ultimate comfort food for a cold weather. Your family will love it! Get the recipe.
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is the perfect one-pot meal that'll be ready in under 30 minutes to give you a deliciously satisfying meal without having to slave away in the kitchen all day! It features chicken stroganoff, the chicken version of this incredibly popular East European dish that we've all come to know and love. Get the recipe.
These Tea Cookies are buttery soft, sugar-dusted tea cakes that are so easy to make. Also called Snowball Cookies, these sweet little treats make a delicious little dessert or an afternoon pick-me-up. Get the recipe.
Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Dill Pickle Soup is my all-time favorite soup recipe for busy weeknights. It requires merely 30 minutes of your time and provides you with a hearty and satisfying bite. This easy soup is savory and creamy and kids love it too. Perfect for lunch or dinner, especially in cold winter weather. Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.