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Best New England Cold Weather Comfort Food

Best New England Cold Weather Comfort Food
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

Ahhh, comfort food. It’s just the thing to warm you up and fill your belly on these cold winter nights, when sometimes getting out from under the blanket on the sofa takes some serious motivation. You won’t have any trouble if one of these dishes, our picks for Best New England Cold Weather Comfort Food, is calling to you from the kitchen! Try one and beat the winter blues tonight!

Shepherd’s Stew (pictured – photo credit Jen Perez)
Nothing beats a great stick-to-your-ribs stew recipe. With ingredients like sausage, potatoes, and vegetables, this hearty stew will fill you up and warm you from the inside out.

Mother’s Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
Shirley Wollard Woodlock learned to make homemade chicken and dumplings the old-fashioned way from watching her mother. Tuck into a bowl of chunky, brothy goodness topped with tender, fluffy dumplings and fall in love!

Down East Clam Chowder
A true New England classic! Hot and steaming with a side of crusty bread topped with melting butter, this creamy favorite will have you imagining you can smell the salty ocean air from the comfort of your living room.

Chicken Pot Pies with Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits
It’s hard to imagine a more comforting combination than a savory chicken pot pie filling topped with cheesy biscuits. Butternut squash replaces the usual potatoes for a nice hit of color and sweetness.

Plimoth Plantation’s Slow Cooker Indian Pudding
A warm bowl of Indian Pudding topped with a creamy, melty scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic New England winter treat. With this recipe, after a little prep up front on the stove-top, the batter heads to the slow cooker for a nice long, slow bake. Look forward to the perfect dessert while you prepare dinner!

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Aimee Seavey


Aimee Seavey


Assistant Editor Aimee Seavey is a staff writer for Yankee Magazine and assists in the development and promotion of content for through blogging and social media outlets.
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