30 Recipes as Cozy as Your Favorite Pair of Wool Socks

November  2, 2016

"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.

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.)






Roasts & bakes

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

The rest of the cozy contingency

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

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Sarah Jampel

Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.

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sarah November 3, 2016
this is a great list, I already bookmarked some!
When I'm low, I turn to simple (really simple things), mostly heaps one kind of vegetable (that was cheap and looking good today/yesterday) cooked in water, then topped with too much trashy processed cheese. It is fast, filling, salty and warm, and one can snuggle up in bed with a bowl watching something un-exciting.
When I'm really, really bad, there is always zwieback microwaved with milk.