December 30, 2013

11 Wintry Recipes Perfect For Chilly Temps


Eggnog cheesecake, snowman bread, funfetti popcorn, and other irresistibly festive treats.

By Christine Wei


You know what we like the most about this time of the year? There’s no shame in going all out with desserts, snacks, and anything your tummy has ever desired. Of course, we generally encourage everything in moderation, but there’s something to be said about living a little and about the universal joys of sharing food with loved ones. Presenting our favorite wintry recipes for the holidays, with everything from eggnog cheesecake and funfetti popcorn to pizza bagel wreaths and snowman bread. Gather up your friends and family and enjoy!

  • chocolate-peanut-butter-square-300x225Chocolate Peanut Butter SquaresThis recipe from the founder of Rosaberry is an absolute holiday favorite for kids and adults alike. All you need is some butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar. Who's ready for a snack?

  • roast-turkey-350x233Swedish Roasted Turkey With Spice Apple RiceWho says turkey has to be boring? This sweet rendition of the holiday turkey from Marcus Samuelsson, local restaurateur dad of “Top Chef” and Red Rooster fame, will make the lean meat a new household favorite.

  • jolly-snowman-bread-christmas-recipe-photo-420-FF1201KITCHA081-300x300Snowman Bread (Make It With The Kids!)Holiday treats aren't just limited to desserts and entrees. This homemade bread, shaped and dressed like Frosty, are delicious, adorable, and tons of fun to make. No wonder they're always winter winner at Taste Buds Kitchen!

  • 049_Neum_9780307595133_art_r3-350x197Brussels Sprouts With Butternut Squash & ApplesEveryone can enjoy a veggie revolution with this easy-to-prepare dish from the pages of Sylvia’s Table, a special new family cookbook by New York mom and charitable entrepreneur Liz Neumark.

  • pizza-bagel-wreaths-300x225Pizza Bagel Wreaths: Cooking for guests is more fun when you can get the kids involve. Intuition Nutrition’s founder loves this fun, festive starter that's easy enough for miniature chefs. Homemade pesto recipe included--yummm.

  • White-Chocolate-Cherry-Shortbread-Cookies-thumbnail-300x300Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread CookiesShortbread is arguably one of the best type cookies ever--it's oh-so-easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth buttery to taste. Closet Cooking brings us a decadent chocolate and cherry twist for a pop of color this season.

  • holiday-christmas-popcorn-confetti-toppings-homemade-300x200Christmas Crunch Funfetti PopcornOur newest food blogger, Jaclyn Bell, makes a delicious debut with a seriously addictive funfetti popcorn recipe of candy melts, pretzels, and tons and tons of sprinkles. Perfect for a little energy boost on a dreary winter day!

  • applesauce-cinammon-recipe-300x225Cinnamon Apple Fluff SupremeIn the cold of winter, what's more cozy than a warm pot of homemade applesauce for dessert, baking, or dipping?

  • super-creamy-real-hot-chocolate-max-brenner-inspired-300x200Super Creamy Real Hot ChocolateInspired by our associate editor's most loved treat at Max Brenner, a steaming cup of this rich drink will keep you warm and fuzzy all throughout winter. Plus, it's the yummiest way ever for growing kids to meet their daily milk quotient.

  • Kyotofu-Chocolate-Souffle-Cupcake-300x196Chocolate Souffle CupcakesTofu in dessert? You better believe it. This award-winning treat from Kyotofu, the Japanese dessert bar in Hell's Kitchen, has won some serious acclaim--and we've got the recipe to share.

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    I love desserts and Chocolate Souffle Cupcake catch my curiosity. I
    haven’t tried this dessert yet as the combination of chocolate and tofu
    is something new to me. What is the distinct taste, chocolate or tofu?
    Will definitely try this out.

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