What are your weekend cooking plans? Here are the recipes we're eyeing to cure a case of the winter-that-just-won't-quit blues.
Blood Orange Margaritas [Smitten Kitchen]
This brilliantly hued, sweet-tart cocktail is an enticing alternative to hiding under the covers until spring.
Bulgur Maple Porridge [NYT]
There's only so much oatmeal a person can eat. A warm, nutty porridge of lightly sweetened bulgur topped with nuts and dried fruit is a welcome substitute.
Irish Lamb Stew [Simply Recipes]
For a slightly simpler preparation and meltingly tender results, ask your butcher to de-bone a leg of lamb and chop it into stew-sized pieces. Don't leave out the barley; it's key.
The Pok Pok chef's boldly flavored, traditional version of the usually toned-down dish is well worth a trip to your nearest Asian market to source the ingredients.
Cinnamon Rice Pudding [Saveur]
The only thing more comforting than a warm bowl of creamy rice pudding? A warm bowl of creamy rice pudding spiked with cinnamon and topped with rum-plumped raisins.