Weeknight Cooking

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

February 16, 2014

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to warm up with, to cuddle up with, to get up from your couch for and cook. It's been a long, tough winter -- here's the way to get through it.

April Bloomfield's English Porridge by Genius Recipes

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Beef Bourguignon by TasteFood

Beef bourguignon from Food52


Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions by Katheryn's Kitchen 

Scalloped potatoes from Food52


Bacon & Egg Ramen by Aliwaks 

Ramen from Food52


Simple Bolognese by Merrill Stubbs

Bolognese from Food52 


Chicken Stoup by Merrill Stubbs 

Chicken stoup from Food52


Spaghetti Carbonara by brette warshaw

Carbonara from Food52


Dan Barber's Braised Short Ribs by Amanda Hesser

Short ribs from Food52 


Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup by Genius Recipes

Tomato soup from Food52


Just Good Chili by Jestei

Chili from Food52


Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes

Roast chicken from Food52


Leek Risotto by nicolecooks

Risotto from Food52


Martha Stewart's Macaroni and Cheese by Genius Recipes

Macaroni and cheese from Food52


French Onion Soup, the Scorched Way by Nicholas

French onion soup from Food52


Betty Wason's Basic Pot Roast by Genius Recipes 

Pot roast from Food53


Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes by La452 

Mashed potatoes from Food52


Hot Toddy with Dried Cherries and Lime by Amanda Hesser

Hot toddy from Food52


Crisp and Tender Roasted Root Vegetables by Merrill Stubbs

Roasted veg from Food52


Carlo Middione's Polenta Facile by Genius Recipes 

Polenta from Food52


Perfect Hot Chocolate by SavvyJuiie

Hot chocolate from Food52

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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.

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Lynn W. February 17, 2014
Martha Stewart's mac-n-cheese is divine.