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30 Recipes as Cozy as Your Favorite Pair of Wool Socks

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"Toe liberation" is the feeling of finally being able to wiggle your toes freely—and as individuals—after they've glommed into one solid block due to a too-long stint out in the cold or smashed into an unforgiving work shoe.

The same remembrance and rediscovery of comfort—of toes once frozen, now swaddled—is the feeling we seek with many a fall dinner. Ah, this is what it feels like to sit down, to stop and think, to eat vegetables where there has only been Halloween candy.

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Let these 30 recipes be your favorite socks, your softest blanket, your scratchiest-in-a-good-way sweater. (We recommend—before you start eating, sipping, or slurping—taking a few seconds to hold the warm bowl to your face.)

Pastas

Baked Ricotta Gnudi with Vodka Sauce
Baked Ricotta Gnudi with Vodka Sauce
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage
Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Porridges

Butternut Squash Brown Rice Porridge
Butternut Squash Brown Rice Porridge
Boosted Jook
Boosted Jook
Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo)
Filipino Chicken Porridge (Arroz Caldo)
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stews

Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash
Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash
Deborah Madison's Potato and Green Chile Stew
Deborah Madison's Potato and Green Chile Stew
Red Roasted Asian Beef Stew

Red Roasted Asian Beef Stew by monkeymom

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili by Gena Hamshaw

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale
Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale

curries

Curried Lentils with Coconut Milk
Curried Lentils with Coconut Milk
Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Bengali Cholar Dal
Bengali Cholar Dal

soups

Melissa Clark's Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup
Melissa Clark's Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup
Cabbage and Meatball Soup
Cabbage and Meatball Soup
Kaoya Luobo Tang (Roast Duck Soup with Radishes)
Kaoya Luobo Tang (Roast Duck Soup with Radishes)
Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup
Joanne Chang's Hot and Sour Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

Roasts & bakes

Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice
Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes
Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel
Roasted Sausage with Broccoli and Fennel
Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake
Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake

For this next one, you'll want to invite a lot of sock-footed friends to help you eat:

Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin
Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin

The rest of the cozy contingency

Perfect Hot Chocolate

Perfect Hot Chocolate by SavvyJulie

Irish Hot Chocolate

Irish Hot Chocolate by Marian Bull

Banana Bread Blondies
Banana Bread Blondies
Lemon Bostock with Roasted Concord Grapes
Lemon Bostock with Roasted Concord Grapes
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

What do you make when you want to feel held and comforted? Share with us in the comments below.