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Our Favorite Recipes for Cold Weather & Cloudy Skies

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When it is cold and grey outside, all you want is a warm meal to fill you up at the end of the day. We’ve picked out some of our favorite recipes for cold weather and cloudy skies for you to enjoy this winter. Whether you are experienced in the kitchen, or need a beginners guide to cooking, we have recipes for you try!

1. Warm up with Crockpot Lasagna Soup:

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

For inexperienced chefs, busy professionals, or moms on the go, a crockpot recipe is a lifesaver. Put all of your ingredients before you get going for the day, and you’ll come home to a delicious meal that didn’t require a ton of energy.  We found this recipe for Crockpot Lasagna Soup from Family Fresh Meals and we love it. Plus it has a vegetarian option if you aren’t a meat eater!

2. Fill up on Baked Potato Soup:

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We already love baked potatoes, so when we found this recipe for Baked Potato Soup from Simply Recipes, we had to try it. It is so yummy, filling and the perfect cold weather comfort food you will love. A little bit more work goes into this one than the crockpot lasagna recipe, but the work is worth it!

3. Get cheesy with Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Culinary Cory has a cheesy, delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese. It is the perfect comfort food recipe to warm you up on a chilly day. Plus, the kiddos will love it! The recipe is straightforward and once it is all in the crock pot, your work is done until the timer goes off.

4. Spice it up with Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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 Chicken Enchilada Soup is one of our favorite things so when we found a crockpot recipe by The Dainty Chef we were over the moon. It is zesty, flavorful, and incredibly tasty. If you couldn’t tell already, we love anything that you can throw into a crockpot and let go.

5. Get your Italian fix with Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

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This recipe for slow cooker chicken parmesan soup from Foxes Love Lemons combines two of our favorite things: pasta and stew. YUM! This recipe is playful, flavorful and easy to do.

6. Pop Baked Ziti in the Oven

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Bon Appetit has a killer recipe for Baked Ziti that has us drooling. It is cheesy, saucy, and downright delicious.

7. Break out the Dutch oven for Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

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Bon Appetit is bringing you a hearty, filling meal with chicken and dumplings with mushrooms. There are a few more steps and ingredients than some of the other crockpot recipes, but the end result of this recipe is incredible.

8. Find your inner cowboy with Cowboy Brisket.

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Country Living is bringing you a yummy recipe for Cowboy Brisket that will fill you up and leave you happy. It is easy to do and can be used in a variety of ways. Once the brisket is cooked, you can throw it in tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas – the options are endless (and delicious!).


There you have it! These are some of our favorite recipes for cold weather. They’ll warm you up and fill you up. What do you think? What are some of your favorite winter recipes? We love anything you can throw in a crock pot so we want to hear your suggestions and cooking tips. Stay tuned to our blog for the latest in eat, shop and play.

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