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The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

This weekend's a good one for hunkering. Eat accordingly.

Last weekend was all about the Super Bowl and next weekend will be all about Valentine's Day and President's Day. It's winter-holidays-that-we-could-do-without season, and we're happy we've got a break from all of the holidays we just wish were Christmas. It's an in between weekend, which is to say, one during which you can safely stay rooted on your couch and not worry about doing anything but eating whatever you want.

Whether you're in need of some seriously healthy recipes after your Super Bowl party last weekend, or whether you just want to get down with some winter comfort food, we've got you covered with everything you should cook from the time you stumble out of happy hour Friday night to that moment on Sunday when you have to face the music and figure out what your Monday morning schedule looks like.

Get cozy this weekend with these 11 winter recipes that are perfect for hunkering down:

Start Your Weekend Off Right, With Pancakes, Obviously.
Adventures In Cooking
When have pancakes NOT been the best way to start your weekend? Get the Buttermilk Apple Pancakes With An Apple Toffee Balsamic Maple Syrup recipe from Adventures In Cooking
Make An Epic Breakfast Sandwich.
Verses From My Kitchen
Whether it's on a bagel, toast or a brioche bun, treat yourself to a breakfast sandwich. Eggs required, bacon obviously, avocado optional but recommended. Get the Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Trout And Horseradish On A Montreal Bagel recipe from Verses From My Kitchen
Perfect A Banana Bread Recipe.
Half Baked Harvest
If you don't have one or 14 banana bread recipes up your sleeve, this weekend is a great time to make that happen. Get the Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread recipe from Half Baked Harvest
Make Soup.
The Simple Veganista
Make a big batch of soup and you'll have lunch for the week... if you don't finish it all while you're cruising through the entire season of "Transparent." Get the Creamy Broccoli & Red Lentil Soup recipe by The Simple Veganista
Make Lots Of Soup.
If broccoli isn't cutting it, maybe pancetta is more your style?Get the Lentil Soup With Crisp Pancetta recipe from Verses From My Kitchen
When You Need Something Even More Comforting Than Soup, Get Your Mashed Potatoes Game On.
Lady And Pups
But do it right: make a recipe that you can spoon on top of everything. Yes, we're talking about mashed potato sauce. It goes on everything and goes right into your mouth with a spoon. Deal with it. Get the Mashed Potato Butter Aioli recipe from Lady And Pups
Try A Galette This Weekend. Weekends Are Great For Galettes.
Naturally Ella
Don't know what a galette is? It's a rustic tart that you should be eating every chance you get. Get the Parsnip and Thyme Galette recipe from Naturally Ella
Make-ah Some Meatballs.
Because why the hell not? Meatballs = life. Get Rao's Meatballs recipe by Genius Recipes from Food52
Or Warm Yourself For A While With Risotto.
Whether it's a vegan risotto or a totally cheesy and creamy one, you'll be really happy when you're stirring that arborio rice on the stove. You'll be even happier when you're sticking your spoon directly into the pot all weekend. Get the Lemon And Toasted Almond Risotto recipe by AntoniaJames from Food52
Make A Wintery Cocktail... Or Seven.
Minimalist Baker
While you're hunkering down, make sure you're sipping on something strong and delicious. Get the Winter Bourbon Smash recipe from Minimalist Baker
Make Something Amazing With Nutella, 'Cuz You Know You Want To.
Half Baked Harvest
World Nutella Day was Thursday, so in case you missed it (and even if you didn't), make sure you celebrate this sacred holiday this weekend. Get the Salted Caramel Mocha And Nutella Brownies recipe from Half Baked Harvest

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