the CIA in Hyde Park on a fall day
From coast to coast, and everyone in between, the weather is cooling. And whether you’re live somewhere truly brisk or simply “not that hot today,” the changing seasons are best marked with something warm and cozy to eat. In that spirit, we’re sharing some of our hands-down favorite recipes for soups, stews, and other cold…

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7 Cozy Recipes to Welcome Fall

From coast to coast, and everyone in between, the weather is cooling. And whether you’re live somewhere truly brisk or simply “not that hot today,” the changing seasons are best marked with something warm and cozy to eat.

In that spirit, we’re sharing some of our hands-down favorite recipes for soups, stews, and other cold weather dishes.

Cheddar and Beer Soup

This CIA favorite is rich and creamy, perfect for dunking toasty rye bread or, better yet, a soft and salty pretzel.

Cheddar and Beer Soup

Risotto with Apple, Walnuts, Porcini Mushrooms, and Fontina

Featuring fall’s star ingredients, this risotto is best enjoyed in a cozy sweater beside a roaring fire. Porcinis may be hard to come by, but shiitakes are a good substitute.

Risotto-with-Apples,-Morels,-and-Fontina

Spicy Kimchi Stew with Pork

Warm doesn’t have to mean spicy, but we don’t complain when it does. This Korean-style stew is rich with the savory flavors of kimchi, spicy gochujang, and tendered pork shoulder. Like most stews, this one is even better after a day or two in the refrigerator.

Kimchi stew with pork

Rolled Pasta with Pumpkin and Chestnut

A labor of love, this fresh pasta dish marries the light sweetness of pumpkin with the toasty, full flavor of chestnuts. Perfect for a rustic, autumnal dinner party.

Rolled Pasta with Pumpkin and Chestnut

Braised Red Cabbage

This aromatic, sweet and savory side turns any meal into an autumn celebration. Make a double batch and freeze dinner-sized portions for later in the season. Don’t forget that leftovers make great sandwich or salad toppers (think pickled beets!).

Braised Red Cabbage

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hazelnut Brown Butter

Toasty brown butter—which is simple to make and packs a big punch of flavor—transforms simple mashed sweet potatoes into a decadent dish.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hazelnut Brown Butter

Masala Chai

As much as we love a warm fall cider, this freshly mixed Masala Chai is the perfect way to start or finish a cool, crisp day.

Chai spice blend

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