In woodsy New England, where I grew up, the most festive way we celebrated fall was with huge bonfires mediated by volunteer firefighters, the whole town cozying up around the flames with apples and cider doughnuts. The bonfire is a harder feat to accomplish if you live in a city, but it doesn't mean you can't crowd around something fiery with a few pals (or, you know, your town—or at least your neighbors). Reimagine the bonfire with these 15 spicy, spicy recipes. Don't forget to keep some beers nearby in case you need to put out the flames.
What's the dish you cook when you want to warm up? Tell us in the comments.
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