The ultimate cold-weather food? A big pot of beans bubbling on the stove. Add a loaf of crusty bread and a bowl of mixed greens and you've got a meal comforting enough to brighten even the dreariest of winter days.
This simple and satisfying stew couldn't be easier to make. For an extra hit of flavor, throw a diced Parmesan rind in with the kale.
A crowd-pleasing, hearty dish made with four types of cured meat.
Kabocha squash and jalapeño provide a touch of both sweetness and spice to this vegetarian soup from cookbook author Anna Thomas.
Lobster stock adds depth to this inventive version of the classic French dish.
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