For a Cozy Night at Home
Recipes and photos by Kaitlin Hill
Arguably, the best part of winter is the warming food. From stews simmering on stoves all day perfuming the house with savory scents to fresh-from-the-oven desserts that are as cozy as they are decadent, chilly evenings are the perfect opportunity for comfort food. However, comfort doesn’t have to mean casual. My recipes for Boeuf Bourguignon Pot Pie with a Pepper Flecked Crust, Warm Chocolate Cakes, and Homemade Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Marshmallows are as elegant as they come, but deceptively easy to make. With a few flourishes and a little work ahead, these three recipes are perfect for a special night at home. You might even mark Valentine’s Day with these deeply decadent dishes, especially if you have a chocolate lover in your midst. Though, they don’t require an occasion to be enjoyed.