Happy New Year!


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While I am still on vacation until next week, I couldn’t resist a quick post to share a few of my favorite warm winter dishes as we start a fresh new year. If you are looking for more inspiration, there are over 600 additional recipes to browse in the Recipe Index.

A close up of a plate of food, with Wine and Beef

Italian Red Wine Roast Beef has been a hit each time I make it. Made in the oven or in the crockpot, it is seasoned with a light blend of Italian spices and then cooked in red wine. The aroma of this roast slow cooking throughout the afternoon is so fantastic, it’s almost the best part of the meal.

A tray of food on a plate, with Kitchen and Chicken

Chicken Bits are loaded with great flavor and just a hint of spicy heat. This is a very easy meal, maybe 30 minutes start to finish and that includes letting the chicken rest for a while. I almost always serve this chicken with Roasted Potato Wedges and Po’dunk Sauce.

A close up of a plate of food, with Apple and Pork

Spiced Apple Butter Pork Roast is a sweet and flavorful roast with an unexpected depth of flavor from a pinch of cayenne pepper. Served with potatoes, rice or simply with roasted vegetables this is a great winter meal.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Sausage and Chicken

Green Chile Stew with Sausage and Tomatoes is a flavorful stew filled with green chile, potatoes, hot sausage and tomatoes. Start to finish, this stew
only requires 30-40 minutes including prep time; making it a great
weeknight dinner.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Sausage and Frittata

Spicy Five Bean Chili with Steak and Sausage is packed full of tender steak, spicy sausage, five different varieties of beans,
tomatoes and green chili. This is my favorite rainy day meal. I love the way the aroma of the chili fills the house all day long.

A plate of food with a fork, with Kitchen and PotatoCaramelized Onion, Bacon and Potato Frittata works for breakfast or dinner. With a salad on the side, a frittata is perfect for a light, warm dinner on the nights when I crave lighter food and want more than just a salad.

I’ve had a wonderful time playing in the snow this past week and I am looking forward to returning back to blogging on a daily basis next week. I have so many plans for the new year; I can hardly wait to get started!

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Tricia @ saving room for dessert says

    Oh dear – I should have waited until after I ate my lunch to read this post! How did I miss that apple butter pork? That's going on my list – it looks amazing. Miss you – can't wait until you are back from vacation so I can get my daily fix of delicious!

  2. Monet says

    So many tasty warm recipes! It has been cold cold cold since moving back to Colorado, so I'm eager to try these. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a relaxing weekend.