Southern Lady Magazine

Cold-Weather Comfort

Banish the blues with a slow-simmered pot of steaming goodness. These winter soups and stews are just the thing to chase away the chill. 

When the temperature dips and the days grow dreary, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hot, hearty soup or stew. As Southern cooks know, there’s a special kind of magic that happens when you toss a handful of well-chosen ingredients into a pot and let it bubble away on the stove for an hour or two!

In the mood to keep it classic? Whip up a batch of Traditional Chicken and Dumplings—this crowd-pleaser is always welcome at the table. For a sweet finish to your comfort-food feast, pair it with a cozy dessert, such as Snickerdoodles or Apple Cranberry Crisp. Or add a much-needed taste of sunshine with a citrus-kissed treat, such as our Lemon Custard or Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes with Double Citrus Glaze

If you crave something a little heartier, try our Stuffed Pepper Soup, a brand-new take on a time-tested favorite. Beat a blustery day with a bowl of robust, flavorful Rustic Beef Stew—all you need is a loaf of crusty bread and a simple salad, such as our Greens and Radish Salad with Warm Red Wine Vinaigrette, to round out the meal.

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