Cold Weather, Warm Meals: A Bright Spot on Cloudy, Chilly Days

We knew it was going to have to happen sometime.

snowy-forecast-iowa-oct-27After a very mild September, and quite a few seventy-degree days in October, cold, wintry weather has returned to Iowa, with temps swooping down below freezing, and stiff winds blowing the autumn leaves right off the trees.

There’s even talk of snow across the state overnight on Friday!

When the weather turns chilly, our thoughts turn to making cozy evening meals at home, and warm weekend brunches with friends. If the thought of venturing out for supper in the freezing weather literally leaves you cold, here are five recipes that make staying in a real treat: