Warming Winter Supper: 4 Hearty Dinner Recipes

Cold weather calls for down-home cooking with root vegetables, robust herbs and seasonal nuts and fruits.

| November/December 2004

  • Hot skillet corn bread—filled with sage, onions and cheddar cheese—complements soup and greens beautifully.
    Photo By Joe Coca
  • Warm pears and cranberries mix with sugar and sweet spices for a dessert that melts in your mouth.
    Photo By Joe Coca
  • Luscious pears—a burst of late fall's sweet flavor—add zest to your winter meal.
    Photo By Joe Coca

In this simple menu, sweet soup and earthy cornbread provide a perfect counterpoint to slightly bitter greens with a vinegar tang. A pear and cranberry dessert plays sweet against sour for a thoroughly satisfying finale.

Winter Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pepita Parsley Garnish 

This tasty soup and its piquant garnish can be prepared in advance, using any winter squash or pumpkin—even canned pumpkin in a pinch. Cayenne adds a pleasant zing.

Skillet Corn Bread with Sage and Onions 



This savory corn bread is rich, cake-like, and full of flavor. This is a great accompaniment to wilted greens, soup, chili, or baked beans and coleslaw.

Warm Salad of Wilted Greens and Black-Eyed Peas 



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