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Top 5 Winter Recipes

As finals wind down and winter break is beginning, your inner chef might want to dash into the kitchen and prep some tasty treats and meals. Maybe you don’t have a cookbook on hand or don’t want to sift through countless recipes on the internet to find the best recipes. To help you out, here’s five recipes to try out this winter.

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are one of, if not the best, parts of the holiday season. But sometimes, cookie recipes call for too many ingredients or utensils you don’t have readily available in your pantry. Luckily, these cookies from “Love from the Oven” don’t require either and are easily delicious! Quick tip: to add a bit more of deep, chocolatey flavor, mix dark and milk chocolate chips for a little bitterness to counteract the sweet peanut butter.

2. Butternut Squash Soup

Fall may be over, but is our obsession with squash and pumpkin? Absolutely not. This butternut squash soup recipe from “Baker Mary Berry” is SO tasty and super easy! After prepping the vegetables, the oven and stove do (most) of the work for you. This recipe makes enough for you to have meals for days, so be sure to have some French bread on hand for dipping! Drizzling a little bit of olive oil over the top adds the perfect touch to the creamy soup.

3. Pretzel Bites

Pretzel bread is the best bread, don’t you agree? This recipe from “Chef Savvy” might look a little daunting with all the steps, but is very straightforward and tasty. If you’re planning on cooking other dishes, this appetizer is great to make. Pair with cheese sauce or marinara sauce for a great combination. Make this recipe for your friends and you will be left with an empty plate at the end of the night.

4. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Sometimes, you don’t feel like cooking and want someone to do it for you. But you also want something that tastes good and feels like a home cooked meal. If you’ve got a slow cooker on hand, you’re in luck. Try out this recipe from “Dinner Then Dessert.” Just throw all the ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and let it go. At the end of the day, you’ll have a delicious meal with little effort required.

5. Peppermint Bark

Never tried making your own peppermint bark? Try it out this holiday break! This recipe from “Delish” is just as good as the store bought kind and takes only ten minutes to make. All you need is a microwave, some chocolate, peppermint extract, and candy canes. Yeah, it’s that easy.

Whether you’re cooking with friends, loved ones, or on your own, these recipes are easy, tasty, and will bring some joy to your day. Try them out, and enjoy!

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Emma is a senior at NYU studying Media, Culture, and Communications. Originally from Chicago, she spent her first year in London before coming back to the New York campus. Some of her favorite hobbies include going to concerts, cooking, and finding new music and food places around NYC. After graduation, she plans to work abroad and pursue a career in the music or television industry.
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