In many countries, winter is the coldest season of the year, but that doesn't mean you have to be cold from the inside out. Here is a list of comfort foods you can share with your family at home. They're guaranteed to warm you up body and soul, even on the chilliest of nights.

Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut squash, known as butternut pumpkin in Australia and New Zealand, is a yellow-orange winter squash with a sweet nutty taste.  In South Africa it is often prepared as a soup or grilled.  This recipe on shows you how to make it into a light creamy soup in just a little over half an hour!

Glazed Cornish Hens with Pomegranate-Rice Stuffing

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A Cornish hen is a small young hybrid chicken from the county of Cornwall in the United Kingdom that is sometimes crossed with other breeds such as Plymouth or White Rock and sold whole in the United States. It is also known as Cornish game hen, pouissin, and Rock Cornish. In this Food Network recipe, each one is glazed and stuffed with wild rice and pomegranate seeds.

Porkolt (Hungarian Stew) Made With Pork

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Porkolt is a boneless meat stew from Hungary which is eaten throughout Central Europe and the Balkans. It is usually made with beef or pork, paprika, onions, and sometimes other vegetables and herbs such as bell peppers, tomatoes, marjoram, and garlic. shows us how to make it with pork chops and egg noodles.

Bucatini with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts


Bucatini, otherwise known as perciatelli, is a thick tubed pasta commonly found in Lazio, a region of Italy, especially Rome. It is often served with buttery sauces, Italian cured bacon or pork in the forms of pancetta or guanciale, vegetables, cheese, eggs, and anchovies or sardines. In this Delish recipe it is served with cauliflower, brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, herbs, and anchovies.

Chili with Guajillo and Ancho Chiles and Hominy

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Guajillo, ancho, and New Mexico chile are three varieties of dried chile peppers widely used in Mexican cuisine. Hominy is dried maize kernels from which the bran and germ are removed. In this Food and Wine recipe lamb, beef, and pork are cooked with chile peppers, hominy, and other ingredients to create a delicious spicy stew.

Snowflake Cookies

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These beautifully designed cookies from Taste of Home will just melt in your mouth. They look exactly like delicate snowflakes falling from the sky. I hope I can catch one before it reaches the ground!

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