Winter Recipes

Cold weather calls for cozy, comforting meals. We're talking fall-apart tender meats braised in your Crock-Pot, warming soups and stews, hearty pastas, and more. We've also got plenty of healthy recipe ideas, including how to make the most of winter fruits and vegetables, including squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and all kinds of citrus. Don't forget to top off the season with decadent desserts, hot chocolate, and cider.

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Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars
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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3.23 stars
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This St. Patrick's Day favorite couldn't be simpler to make. By making your corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, all of the hard work is done for you.

Citrus Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 2.97 stars
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This spectacular cake is practically foolproof to make. You slice a variety of peeled oranges into rounds, nestle them in a butter-rum glaze in a square pan, spread the batter over them, bake, and flip. To achieve the effect of stained-glass windows, we combined blood oranges, Cara Caras, and mandarins. 

French Onion Soup

Rating: 3.43 stars
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French onion soup feeds the soul on a cold day, and now you can enjoy it at the best restaurant on the block: your place. Our classic recipe turns a lazy Sunday into a long-simmering affair. Set yourself up for maximum coziness and serve it bubbling hot.
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Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.16 stars
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Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic dessert. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.

Everyday Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3.4 stars
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This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

Rating: 3.47 stars
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Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Rating: 3.18 stars
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Get a head start on dinner with this fresh take on a slow-simmered, all-in-one meal that makes clean-up a breeze.
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Candy Apples

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Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.