30 comfort food recipes to make on snow days

In this photo taken Nov. 2, 2015, DIY doughnuts are displayed in Concord, N.H. Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn’t love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts. It’s a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamental.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Simple DIY Doughnuts 

Get your snow-day morning started off on the right foot — or bite — with doughnuts. And you don’t even need to put on your boots and brave the cold. Try this simple, semi-homemade recipe from The Associated Press for DIY doughnuts. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept.  22, 2014 photo shows roasted tomato and rice soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)
Roasted Tomato and Rice Soup

Nothing will warm you up after a morning of building snowmen quite like a warm bowl of tomato soup. And you can ditch the can: This homemade recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)

Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows slow cooker beef stew with chickpeas in Concord, N.H. Fall officially kicks off the season of soups, roasts and stews. And that means it’s time to dig out your slow cooker. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Slow Cooker Beef Stew 

If binge-watching Netflix shows is on your snow day to-do list, set this recipe up in the crock pot before you press play, and enjoy a warm and satisfying meal a few hours later. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 22, 2014 photo shows chicken noodle peanut butter soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chicken Noodle Peanut Butter Soup

It’s comfort food to the extreme: Shake up your traditional chicken noodle soup with this recipe for chicken noodle peanut butter soup. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 8, 2014 photo shows sprouted wheat muffins with steusel topping in Concord, N.H. Peter Reinhart's new book, "Bread Revolution" dives into the rising trends of sprouted and whole grains, as well as heirloom flours. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sprouted Wheat Muffins with Steusel Topping

There’s no need to feel guilty when you bite into one of these muffins. They’re made with sprouted flour for an extra healthy boost. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This November 30, 2015 photo shows coconut cinnamon roll microwave mug muffins in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Coconut Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Muffins

Keep the kids busy! Give them a task in the kitchen that doesn’t require the use of the oven. All you need for these muffins is the microwave. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This October 26, 2015 photo shows lightened cassoulet in Concord, NH. This recipe evokes some of the comfort of a classic French cassoulet, without quite so much heft. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cassoulet

This recipe evokes some of the comfort of a classic French cassoulet, without quite so much heft. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows beer steamed cheese and mushroom beef sliders in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Beer Steamed Cheese and Mushroom Beef Sliders

You don’t need to wait until Super Bowl Sunday to make this Super Bowl classic. These sliders are the perfect thing to serve if a few of your neighbors get cabin fever and decide to drop by. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

In this image taken on Sept. 17, 2012, a bowl of Mushroom and Chicken Barley Soup with Parmesan Dumplings is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Mushroom and Chicken Barley Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

For a heartier take on chicken noodle soup, make this version with dumplings. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows roasted cauliflower and greens soup with cheesy rye toasts in Concord, NH. The finished product is a tasty, hearty, healthy and affordable soup for supper. And if you use vegetable broth, it’s vegetarian, too. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Roasted Cauliflower and Greens Soup with Cheesy Rye Toasts

Feel warm and satisfied without feeling sluggish. Cauliflower makes for a creamy, vegetarian soup. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Nov. 30, 2015 photo shows guacamole and roasted potato skins in Concord, NH. For this easy Super Bowl snack, we combined two of our favorite game day indulgences, guacamole and roasted potato skins.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Guacamole and Roasted Potato Skins

Cozy up to Sunday’s playoff game with these guacamole and roasted potato skins. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 9, 2013 photo shows Thai butternut squash soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Need to squeeze in some veggies this weekend? Try this butternut squash soup recipe from Moosewood. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Turkey Chili 

Is all of the chicken and beef gone from the grocery store shelves? That’s OK, as long as there’s ground turkey. It makes for a great swap in this chili recipe. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

In this image taken on Dec. 3, 2012, chocolate chip cookie dough dip is shown in a serving bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cookie Dough Dip 

Cozying up to a movie or a TV marathon? Make sure you bring this cookie dough dip to the couch with you. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows grilled French onion soup in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. This fall, get French onion soup off the stove, and onto a grill. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Grilled French Onion Soup

If you have a grill pan, you can seriously take your French onion soup to the next level. This recipe takes a bit of time, but it’s worth the effort. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Nov. 2, 2015 photo shows hot and creamy pesto spinach dip in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Hot and Creamy Pesto Spinach Dip

There’s just something about hot dips on cold days … Make this one to go with veggie sticks, chips, crackers and bread. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 19, 2015 photo shows slow cooker chicken chili in Concord, NH. These are smoked jalapeno peppers that have been stewed in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt and various spices, such as cumin, oregano and paprika.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Another recipe that requires minimal attention, yet packs maximum flavor is this slow cooker chicken chili recipe. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

Do you find yourself reaching for a cookie even after you've had a big lunch? You might need to train your brain to resist major food temptations. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Need something sweet, but don’t want to overdo it on the junk food? Try this recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They have only a few grams of sugar and a boost of protein, thanks to the chickpeas. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept. 28, 2015 photo shows Sichuan pork ragu in Concord, N.H. This dish is adapted from a recipe in the book "Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes" by Peter Meehan. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sichuan Pork Ragu

This dish is adapted from a recipe in the book “Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes” by Peter Meehan. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Jan. 4, 2011 photo shows spicy sausage and arugula penne in Concord, N.H. This recipe uses parmesan cheese, but an aged gouda or crumbled feta would be delicious, too.     (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Spicy Sausage and Arugula Penne

Nothing says ‘comfort food’ quite like a plate of pasta. This recipe uses spicy sausage and plenty of Parmesan cheese. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This June 22, 2015 photo shows Korean Gochujang grilled cheese in Concord, N.H. Gochujang - a thick, Korean chili paste - is made from chili peppers, rice, fermented soy beans and salt. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Grilled Cheese with Gochujang or Kimchi 

Spice up your grilled cheese two ways. Make the classic sandwich with Gochujang — a thick, Korean chili paste made from chili peppers, rice, fermented soy beans and salt — or with kimchi. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe and get more ways to use Gochujang here.

In this photo taken on July 3, 2012, a serving of a Whole-Grain Apple and Ham Breakfast Casserole is shown on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Whole-Grain Apple and Ham Breakfast Casserole

Slippers, PJs and a breakfast casserole are all you need on a snowy day. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Sept.  21, 2015 photo shows bratwurst pasta bake with caramelized onions, peppers and apples in Concord, NH. Rethink classic brats on a bun and instead create a friendly dinner including baked pasta.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Bratwurst Pasta Bake with Caramelized Onions, Peppers and Apples

When it comes to bratwurst, think outside the bun. The German sausage makes a great addition to pasta too. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

 

This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows Tater Tots in Concord, N.H. Proust had his madeleine, Phillip Casaceli has his deep-fried tater tots. "To me, what people are looking for is that iconic kind of Tater Tot that brings them back to their youth and I think that's really where ours separate us from the rest," said Casaceli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Tater Tots 

Looking for a tasty side to go with your tomato soup? Make this childhood classic at home. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Jan. 27, 2014 photo show fettuccini with garlic parmesan puree in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Fettuccine with Garlic Parmesan Purée

Lighten up your favorite fettuccini Alfredo recipe with this dish, which calls for chicken broth, garlic and Parmesan cheese. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

 

 

In this image taken on Nov. 12, 2012, cranberry cream cheese stuffed French toast is shown served on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Make a decadent snow day breakfast with this stuffed French toast recipe. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows red wine braised slow cooker short ribs in Concord, N.H. There is not a way to brown meat or vegetables within the moist confines of a slow cooker, which means that those ingredients will require some time in the skillet beforehand. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Red Wine Braised Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Start these ingredients off in the skillet and finish them in the slow cooker for a rich, stick-to-your-ribs meal. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows potato chip baked macaroni and cheese in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Need we say more? This ultimate comfort food speaks for itself. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

In this image taken on April 23, 2012, Julia Child's beef bourguignon recipe is paired with a pinot noir as seen in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Beef Bourguignon

Julia Child’s classic recipe is the perfect thing to make when you’re snowed in. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

In this image taken on Feb. 18, 2013, carmelized onion and Guinness dip is shown served in a bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Caramelized Onion and Guinness Dip

Guinness gives ‘chips and dip’ a whole new meaning. Make this for a tasty snack on a snowy afternoon. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Get the recipe here.

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In this photo taken Nov. 2, 2015, DIY doughnuts are displayed in Concord, N.H. Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn’t love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts. It’s a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamental.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept.  22, 2014 photo shows roasted tomato and rice soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)
This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows slow cooker beef stew with chickpeas in Concord, N.H. Fall officially kicks off the season of soups, roasts and stews. And that means it’s time to dig out your slow cooker. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 22, 2014 photo shows chicken noodle peanut butter soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 8, 2014 photo shows sprouted wheat muffins with steusel topping in Concord, N.H. Peter Reinhart's new book, "Bread Revolution" dives into the rising trends of sprouted and whole grains, as well as heirloom flours. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This November 30, 2015 photo shows coconut cinnamon roll microwave mug muffins in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This October 26, 2015 photo shows lightened cassoulet in Concord, NH. This recipe evokes some of the comfort of a classic French cassoulet, without quite so much heft. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows beer steamed cheese and mushroom beef sliders in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on Sept. 17, 2012, a bowl of Mushroom and Chicken Barley Soup with Parmesan Dumplings is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows roasted cauliflower and greens soup with cheesy rye toasts in Concord, NH. The finished product is a tasty, hearty, healthy and affordable soup for supper. And if you use vegetable broth, it’s vegetarian, too. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 30, 2015 photo shows guacamole and roasted potato skins in Concord, NH. For this easy Super Bowl snack, we combined two of our favorite game day indulgences, guacamole and roasted potato skins.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 9, 2013 photo shows Thai butternut squash soup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on Dec. 3, 2012, chocolate chip cookie dough dip is shown in a serving bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows grilled French onion soup in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. This fall, get French onion soup off the stove, and onto a grill. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 2, 2015 photo shows hot and creamy pesto spinach dip in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 19, 2015 photo shows slow cooker chicken chili in Concord, NH. These are smoked jalapeno peppers that have been stewed in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt and various spices, such as cumin, oregano and paprika.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Do you find yourself reaching for a cookie even after you've had a big lunch? You might need to train your brain to resist major food temptations. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 28, 2015 photo shows Sichuan pork ragu in Concord, N.H. This dish is adapted from a recipe in the book "Lucky Peach: 101 Easy Asian Recipes" by Peter Meehan. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 4, 2011 photo shows spicy sausage and arugula penne in Concord, N.H. This recipe uses parmesan cheese, but an aged gouda or crumbled feta would be delicious, too.     (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This June 22, 2015 photo shows Korean Gochujang grilled cheese in Concord, N.H. Gochujang - a thick, Korean chili paste - is made from chili peppers, rice, fermented soy beans and salt. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this photo taken on July 3, 2012, a serving of a Whole-Grain Apple and Ham Breakfast Casserole is shown on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept.  21, 2015 photo shows bratwurst pasta bake with caramelized onions, peppers and apples in Concord, NH. Rethink classic brats on a bun and instead create a friendly dinner including baked pasta.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 17, 2014 photo shows Tater Tots in Concord, N.H. Proust had his madeleine, Phillip Casaceli has his deep-fried tater tots. "To me, what people are looking for is that iconic kind of Tater Tot that brings them back to their youth and I think that's really where ours separate us from the rest," said Casaceli. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 27, 2014 photo show fettuccini with garlic parmesan puree in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on Nov. 12, 2012, cranberry cream cheese stuffed French toast is shown served on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows red wine braised slow cooker short ribs in Concord, N.H. There is not a way to brown meat or vegetables within the moist confines of a slow cooker, which means that those ingredients will require some time in the skillet beforehand. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows potato chip baked macaroni and cheese in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on April 23, 2012, Julia Child's beef bourguignon recipe is paired with a pinot noir as seen in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on Feb. 18, 2013, carmelized onion and Guinness dip is shown served in a bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

If you get stuck inside, keep yourself entertained in the kitchen.

Here are some recipes to keep you warm on snow days while you binge on shows, knit a sweater, cuddle with a pet or get ready to dig the car out.

 

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